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The Real Cost Of Traffic Congestion

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In a previous blog, we mentioned that traffic congestion cost the trucking industry a whopping $74.5 billion in additional operating costs and 1.2 billion hours in driver delays in 2016. This is an unfortunate trend that we don't foresee going away anytime soon.Not surprisingly, 91 percent of all slowdowns take place in metropolitan areas. So, what can you do to minimize the impact of traffic congestion on your bottom line?

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Topics: Trucking Trends, Costs Of Trucking

Hot Trends In Trucking In 2019

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After shaking off the fog and confetti of the holidays, it’s time to get back down to business. We’ve reflected back on 2018 and have identified several big trends that we think are likely to impact how our industry operates, prepares, and plans the years ahead.

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Topics: Trucking Trends

The Trucking Industry’s Growing Multi-Generational Workforce

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Fleet owners are quickly recognizing something interesting in their organizations: They have an employee base that spans four generations.

  • Baby Boomers - born between 1944 and 1964 and are currently between the ages of 54-74.
  • Generation X - born between 1965 and 1979 and are currently between the ages of 39-53.
  • Millennials - born between 1980 and 1994 and are currently between the ages of 24-38.
  • Generation Z - born 1995 and after and are currently 23 years old.
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Topics: Driver Retention

Gift Ideas Every Truck Driver Will Appreciate

Buying the perfect gift for the truck drivers in your life sounds like a lot of pressure. But, it's not that much different from gift shopping for anyone else. What are things they’re always talking about? What are their hobbies? Connecting your present to something you already know they like is the easiest way to get them something they'll enjoy. Still stumped? Try this one out to keep things nice and easy for yourself: Get them something that will make their job easier. 

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Topics: Holidays On The Road

Simple Ways To Enjoy The Holidays While On The Road

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Spending the holidays away from family and friends because you’re on the road is never fun. Sadly, this is the fate of many truck drivers. So, what can you do to make the holidays more enjoyable for yourselves and your families? 

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Topics: Trucker Health

Attracting And Retaining The Best Truck Maintenance Technicians

The people shortage in the trucking industry doesn’t show up simply as a lack of truck drivers. All across the country, we’re experiencing a shortage of skilled labor and a definite lack of programs designed to attract job seekers to our industry as both drivers and technicians.

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Topics: Driver Recruitment Best Practices, Driver Retention, Truck Maintenance

Winter Driving Conditions: Safety Tips For Every Driver On The Road

It’s certainly too early to start spreading holiday cheer, but inclement weather is definitely starting to make its presence known even as we speak. The ATA recommends that fleets should have a detailed process for keeping trucks that are not in operation from freezing during extremely cold temperatures so they are ready to go when needed. Regular winter driving training starting in the fall months is essential for both new and veteran drivers, especially those who are based in warmer climates that might be passing through winter weather on their routes. But, what about regular folks driving in winter conditions?
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Topics: Winter Trucking Safety

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