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07/30/2021
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Safety Tips Every Truck Driver Should Follow

You probably learned a lot of truck driver safety tips while you were going through training. Yet with so much to learn, it’s only natural to forget some of your training once you get on the road. Safety is just as important on your 1,000th trip as on your first, so here is a refresher

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07/27/2021
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Truck Driver Essentials: 19 Must-Have Items for the Road

You chose trucking as a carrier because you like the flexibility, travel, and pay. Being a carrier can be a terrific career for these and other reasons. But planning is important when it comes to a successful trip. Truck driver essentials include items and tools that can prepare you for potential problems while keeping you

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07/26/2021
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Truck Driver Salary: Top Paying Jobs (By State & Freight Type)

No matter how much you might love being on the road, very few people get into a career without the expectation of making money. How much do truck drivers make a year? The differences in truck driver salaries can be immense. It depends on a wide variety of factors, from the certifications you hold to

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07/22/2021
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A Freight Broker’s Guide to Carrier Insurance Monitoring

As a freight broker, you are the go-between for shippers and carriers. You might already know that it’s important to require proof of insurance during the carrier selection process. But did you know that even if you have a carrier’s certificate of insurance on file, you might be still be held legally responsible if something

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07/15/2021
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Everything You Need to Know About Wide Load Trucking

600 million tons worth of oversize or wide loads hit the highways annually, according to the Department of Transportation. Nearly 5 million permits are granted each year. Wide load trucking can be a lucrative business, but you need to meet additional safety regulations. If you’re moving heavy equipment or oversize loads, you will need to

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07/14/2021
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A Broker’s Guide: How to Automate Carrier Onboarding and Monitoring

In the broker industry, carriers are more than the people who move products safely on a deadline. As part of your transportation team, they’re also an extension of the services you, as the broker, provide to your clients. An honest, trustworthy, qualified carrier can go a long way to growing and maintaining your reputation among

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07/09/2021
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6 Ways to Run a More Profitable Trucking Business

You might have decided on a trucking career because you like the idea of being your own boss. You can set your own hours and be independent out on the road instead of in an office. But is the trucking business profitable? On the surface, the statistics suggest not. And the National Association of Small

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07/08/2021
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Broker-Carrier Agreements: Everything You Need to Know

On any given day, freight brokers work with shippers of all types to pinpoint capacity and rates, use load boards to find qualified carriers, and handle mounds of documentation and paperwork. One of the most important pieces of paperwork is the broker-carrier agreement. Once you’ve found a driver to haul your shipper’s freight and both

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07/06/2021
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Practical Mileage Pay: What It Is and How to Calculate It

Truck driver pay is one of the biggest components of pricing a load, and it’s often largely based on miles. But miles can be calculated in several ways, including practical miles, actual miles, and shortest miles. You’ll get paid differently depending on which calculation brokers and shippers use, so you need to know the difference

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07/02/2021
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Carrier Sourcing: 5 Ways Brokers Can Increase Capacity

As a freight broker, a key part of your job is to continually ensure you have enough carrier capacity to manage your loads. The better you get at carrier sourcing and maintaining those trusted relationships, the higher percentage of loads you can cover and the more money you can make each month. But carrier capacity

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07/01/2021
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Accelerate Carrier Onboarding Without Cutting Corners

When it comes to your freight brokering business, what keeps you up at night? Is it finding qualified capacity so you can cover more loads and increase your profitability? Given today’s exceedingly tight capacity and ongoing carrier shortage, it’s no wonder. According to ATA, the trucking industry today needs more than 1.1 million new drivers

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06/28/2021
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Freight Invoicing: Pricing Factors and Best Practices

Having an efficient process for generating freight invoices will help you get paid faster. Getting paid faster means carriers can concentrate more on booking freight and delivering loads rather than racking up hours creating invoices and tracking down payments. We’ll explain some of the key elements that make up a freight invoice and the level of detail

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