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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

Traffic congestion and bottlenecks are the bane of every fleet owner’s existence. Not only does their overall efficiency decrease, fuel consumption can increase at astronomical rates.

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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

How Enforcement Inspection Data Can Improve Operations

Thanks to sensors, telematics devices, and of course, ELD’s, fleets now have a plethora of data available to them at any given time. However, the sheer amount of data you now have access to can be overwhelming -- unless you have a solid system in place to help you interpret and act on it. If all this information is used correctly, carriers have the ability to operate more efficiently than ever before.

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Topics: Big Data

Supply Chain Disruptions In Trucking

The Amazon-effect and last mile delivery are admittedly huge issues that consistently pop up when discussing supply chain challenges. Having said that, we’ve identified three other challenges that, while certainly less disruptive, still have a significant impact on the efficiency of your operations -- and, cannot be ignored.

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Topics: Supply Chain