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A Look Back: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

With Labor Day and back-to-school behind us and Thanksgiving and the holidays on the horizon, let’s take a moment to celebrate the truckers who supply our lives and strengthen the economy one more time (because a week just isn’t enough). Toys, books, food, clothing, cars, medical supplies, you name it -- truck drivers all across the United States of America made that happen.

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Topics: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Creating A Culture Of Safety Starts With Training

Who would have thought that first impressions could hold so much weight in the trucking industry? When it comes to creating a strong company culture where drivers feel valued and engaged, not enough carriers fully understand the impact that driver training can have for its newest hires and seasoned employees.

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Topics: Truck Driver Training

Jeff Like Interview

In Honor of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, we’re proud to spotlight Jeffrey Like of Like Trucking Corp from Davison, Michigan!

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

The Future Of CBEVs: The Industry Debate

*Image courtesy of Brian Hadden, Trucks.com

There’s certainly no shortage of debate around battery electric commercial vehicles as a viable alternative to traditional diesel, alternative fuel, and hybrid powertrains.

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Topics: Electric Vehicles

Why Respect Isn’t Lost On Truckers

*image courtesy of REAL Women In Trucking

Regardless of industry, every business owner has very likely dealt with employee recruitment and retention challenges. And, when it comes to trucking, there’s certainly no shortage of those issues. Research by Trucker News and Overdrive asked truckers why they think fleets have a difficult time finding and keeping good drivers.

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Topics: Driver Retention

Keeping Cool In The Summer Heat

This summer is a scorcher with some parts of the country seeing weekly triple digit temperatures as the norm. Keeping yourself cool while also maintaining your truck’s health is of utmost importance. Just like cars, trucks can suffer from breakdowns when operating in extreme heat. So, what can you do to keep yourself and your truck cool in the face of heat waves?

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Topics: Truck Maintenance

The Cost Of Traffic Congestion On The Trucking Industry

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Topics: Route Optimization

Electric Trucks, Emissions Savings, and Your Bottom Line

*Photo courtesy of Teslarati

We’ve seen and heard all about the electric trucks making their way onto our roads and into fleets in the name of increasing MPG and reducing fuel costs. But, have we considered all the variables in the debate between diesel versus electric power? As much as we’d like to make the comparison simple and straightforward, it’s anything but.

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Topics: Fuel Efficiency, Electric Vehicles

Things To Consider When Shopping For Commercial Vehicle Auto Insurance

Besides cost, there are a number of different factors to consider when comparing commercial auto insurance providers. It’s important to interview a variety of insurers so that you can adequately determine which provider best fits your needs. Here are some things to consider while shopping:

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Topics: Safe Driving

Thunder Funding Named As One Of 2018’s Best Places to Work in San Diego!

Thunder Funding has recently been named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal! We sat down with John Downing, the President of Thunder Funding, as he shared how Thunder prioritizes employee engagement, fun, and workplace empowerment.

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Topics: 2018 Best Places To Work In San Diego