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How To Protect Your Trucking Business From Fraud

Unfortunately, fraud is always present in the trucking industry - especially during the winter months. Add the rising inflation and sky-high diesel prices and you have the perfect storm for fraudulent behavior. The good news is, there are precautions you can take to decrease your risk of fraud in this new year.

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Topics: Trucking Business, Fraud

How To Beat The Trucker Blues

In November we celebrate Movember—the international movement that encourages men to grow mustaches to raise awareness about men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression. We thought it was important to address the Truck Driver Blues, which is more prevalent than people realize.

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Topics: Trucker Blues

How Automation Will Affect The Trucking Industry

If you're always on the lookout for new business technologies, you might have encountered the concept of automation before. It's one of the top trends in tech because of its noticeable potential to enhance business processes and increase profit. In fact, a report by Yahoo Finance shared that within three months of investment in automation, companies in the US witnessed an average year-on-year increase in revenue of 7%, an extra $195 billion per month. By simply looking at the ROI of using automation, it's no wonder that more and more businesses are adopting them.

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Recap: California Trucking Show 2022

Thunder Funding attended the California Trucking Show this past weekend (Oct. 15th-16th). This was the second trade show we have attended this year and we had a blast! We took over a bigger booth space this year and shared it with our partners 123Loadboard and  COTA System. Once again the Thunder booth drew in the crowd with our awesome prize wheel and Thunder swag. We met up with some clients and made new friends. Our Yeti Cooler raffles were a huge success, you can catch all the action on our Facebook and Instagram pages - since we filmed them LIVE. We also had a chance to see really cool rigs, check them out below. Overall it was a great experience and we can’t wait to do it all over again next year!

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Topics: Truck Shows

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebrating How Hispanics Enrich The Trucking Industry

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. Here at Thunder Funding we want to acknowledge all the wonderful contributions made by people of Hispanic Heritage. It is because of their tireless work and dedication that the American Dream still lives on.

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Topics: Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

This year the week of September 11-17, 2022 is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week to honor the more than 3 million truck drivers in the United States.

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Topics: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Why Merchant Cash Advances Hurt Your Trucking Business

We’re writing a follow up on our previous blog post because of the overwhelming response we received from our readers. Thunder Funding wants to be very clear that we do not condone many of the practices of Merchant Cash Advance providers, they can be predatory and really damage your trucking business by keeping you in a vicious cycle of debt which is extremely difficult to get out of.

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Topics: Merchant Cash Advance

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, Truck KPIs

Protecting Your Investment: Spring and Summer Truck Maintenance

As fleets and drivers transition out of winter conditions and move into the busier spring and summer months, trucks must also shift gears and undergo key maintenance checks to ensure they’re prepared for the rigors of the busy season ahead.

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Topics: Truck Maintenance

4 Smart Sleeping Tips for Truck Drivers

It's hard to argue against the fact that sleep is vital. Whether you're a truck driver, student, or computer programmer — sleep is crucial for your health and ability to do your job well. However, we often take it for granted and don't talk about it enough. As June is Men's Health Awareness month, we thought it would be helpful to not only discuss the importance of sleep but also share some tips on how to improve your sleeping habits.

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Topics: Truck Driver Health and Wellness