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Part 1: How To Grow Your Trucking Company

In our previous blogs, we’ve given you ideas for how to grow your fleet and effectively manage your cash flow. All great things, yes. But, there’s more. With careful pre-planning coupled with insider tips on things our fleet customers wish they knew when they first started out, it’s entirely possible to grow your small fleet into one that’s able to compete with the big boys.

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Topics: Grow Your Fleet

Seeking And Keeping Millennial Truck Drivers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, millennials will make up 75 percent of the nation’s labor pool by 2030. If you’re feeling the driver shortage pinch, we suggest you read on. Attracting and retaining great drivers that are also a good culture fit is a challenge faced by fleets across the nation. While technology is a great way to attract millennials, it’s also important for fleet owners and managers to understand more of what’s important to this generation of workers. Adapting, changing and catering to the needs of a multigenerational workforce is just good business sense.

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Topics: Driver Recruitment, Driver Retention, Multigenerational Workforce

Growing Your Fleet: 4 Tips For Building A Profitable Trucking Company


Being in trucking can be incredibly profitable...and, also extremely complex and competitive. It’s unfortunate the number of truckers who try to get into the business every year and end up having to close up shop. Why? Because being a great truck driver doesn’t mean you’re a great business person. Understanding what it takes to run and grow a fleet is so much more complex than knowing what route to pick or what truck to drive. Here are four tips from our customers on how to build a profitable and sustainable trucking company:

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Topics: Grow Your Fleet

Thunder Funding Partner 123Loadboard Adds Document Capturing and Load Status Updates To Its Digital Freight Matching Platform

We’re not sure if you’ve heard, but our partner 123Loadboard has enhanced its loadboard workflow by adding extra automation features to improve cash flow predictability and reduce costs for its truck drivers. Some of these added features include document scanning, capturing, and storage to seamlessly integrate its load booking and delivery process.

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Topics: Trucking Technology

What Is Freight Factoring?

Freight factoring is a popular form of financing in the trucking industry that converts unpaid invoices into immediate cash for fleets for a small fee. Thus, fleet owners have the funds they need to pay for fuel, their truck drivers, vehicle repairs, and more. For example, Thunder Funding is a freight factoring company and we buy invoices for freight that you’ve already delivered. In a nutshell, this is cash that is advanced to you based on your accounts receivables. Our freight factoring services ensure steady cash flow so that you can keep your trucks rolling.

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Topics: Freight Factoring

6 Smart Ways To Grow Your Trucking Business


If you’re the owner of a small trucking business, then you’ve definitely felt the growing pains of competing with larger fleets. More trucks rolling means you have better leverage when it comes to pricing deliveries, garnering more favorable discounts from suppliers with bulk orders, attracting and hiring better drivers, and more. 

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Topics: Grow Your Fleet

3 Simple Truck Driver Sleep Solutions

Image courtesy of Jim Allen, 365trucking.com

Consistent lack of sleep is not fun. It impacts our mood, our ability to focus, our ability to think logically, and even our motor function. In fact, irregular sleep patterns have been linked to diabetes, migraines, weight gain, heart disease, high blood pressure, mood disorders and shortened life expectancy.

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Topics: Truck Driver Health and Wellness

Truck Maintenance Technician Training Is Transforming

When OEMs improve and upgrade their product offerings, new diagnostic procedures are required. This means your truck technicians need to stay up-to-date on troubleshooting best practices. In our opinion, investing in ongoing technician training should be a part of any carrier’s training program.

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Topics: Truck Maintenance

Reducing Truck Driver Stress Ensures Everyone Wins

Regardless of whether or not you love what you do, every job has its stressful moments. In the short-term, you may experience increased pressure to meet certain deadlines, deal with difficult team members, or juggle multiple responsibilities from different areas of your life. It’s when work-related stress becomes chronic that we see the real problems unfold. You know what we’re referring to here. Ongoing, unrelenting feelings of stress can lead to serious issues in one’s physical and emotional health.

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Topics: Truck Driver Health and Wellness

8 Key Learnings From The 2019 State Of Logistics Report

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), released its State of Logistics Report on June 18th. This annual report tracks and measures all costs associated with moving freight through U.S. supply chains and, most notably, showed a significant increase in U.S. business spending on logistics in 2018.

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Topics: Trucking Trends