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The Trucking KPIs Every Growing Fleet Should Be Tracking

The move to using Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) may have been challenging at the outset, but fleets both big and small are slowly starting to comprehend the power of the data being collected -- and, it’s ability to improve the efficiency of operations in more ways than one. But, with the overwhelming amount of information being collected, how do you know which data to actually analyze and how to leverage that information to your fleet’s best advantage?

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Topics: Grow Your Fleet

Hiring Veterans As Truck Drivers: A New Way To Recruit

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Attracting and hiring great drivers that not only know how to operate a truck safely and efficiently, but can also work well with others, handle stressful situations effectively, and even lead a team of other drivers is no small feat.

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Topics: Driver Recruitment

How Fleet Owners Are Saving Money: 5 Fuel Efficiency Technologies

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In its last Annual Fleet Fuel Study, the NAFCE tracked 85 technologies and practices the top 20 North American fleets found most useful in helping them achieve their fuel efficiency goals. Starting the new year with efficiency and cost savings in mind is a great way to keep fleets focused on growth and profitability.
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Topics: Fuel Efficiency

4 Ways Truckers Can Add Cheer To Their Holidays

Truckers are one of the last people out on the road during the holiday season, which means life away from family and friends during this time can be challenging and lonely. We thought about what actually makes the holiday season (no matter what holidays you celebrate) so special and we determined it was the rituals and traditions we’d built up over time with our friends and loved ones.

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Topics: Holidays On The Road

Part 2: Operations and Human Resource Tips For Growing Your Fleet

Organizing your back office, finding and booking loads, maintaining your accounting and cash flow, finding the right talent, and getting the right trucks are just a few of the things growing trucking businesses need to manage. Building your own small fleet means being methodical about your growth strategy and having the right people skills to attract and manage great office and trucking staff. Here are some operational and HR tips for growing your fleet:

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Topics: Grow Your Fleet

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