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California’s AB5 Law: What It Means for Independent Carriers

Regardless of where your trucking business operates, you’re probably paying close attention to California’s “Assembly Bill 5,” or AB5, which reclassifies large numbers of independent contractors as “employees.” Although signed into law in late 2019, a lawsuit from the California Trucking Association prevented it from initially affecting trucking companies. However, the Supreme Court’s refusal to

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Choosing the Best Factoring Company for Your Trucking Business

One of the most significant issues for any small business is cash flow. Most clients you haul for pay your outstanding invoices 30, 60, or even 90 days later. In the meantime, you still have expenses to continue to run your company. Some daily and monthly expenses like fuel, maintenance, and insurance can’t be put

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How to Write a High-Converting Freight Broker Sales Pitch

To grow your freight brokerage, you’ll need to prospect for new business constantly. You’ll need to refine your freight broker sales pitch to be successful, whether you’re doing in-person visits or sending cold emails. Some customers will drop over time, no matter how good you are at your job. If you’re not adding new customers

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7 Steps to Become a Professional Truck Driver

If you want to know how to become a truck driver, you’ve come to the right place. Here is everything you need to know to get started on a career as a professional truck driver. What does a truck driver do? Truck drivers help keep our country’s economic engine churning by transporting goods from one

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Dry Van Shipping: Pros, Cons, and Rates

Dry van shipping is one of the most popular, reliable, and enduring shipping forms. Shippers choose dry van trailers because they protect freight from the elements, provide security, and offer versatility. But what is dry van trucking, when and why should you choose to offer dry van shipments, and what are the pros and cons?

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14 Benefits of Transportation Management Systems

If you’re a freight broker, you may already know that a good transportation management system (TMS) can transform your business. But what exactly is it, and what are the benefits of transportation management software? At their core, TMS solutions let you take control of your transportation system in a whole new way, offering automation and

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A Carrier’s Guide to Partial Truck Loads

Partial truckload shipping, also known as PTL freight, is one of the least common, least understood, and least serviced cargo types across the logistics industry. Partial loads can be very lucrative for carriers. Knowing how, why, and when PTL loads make sense for shippers can help you capitalize on that demand and improve your fleet’s

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Owner Operator Salaries: How Much Do They Make?

How much does an owner-operator make? This is one of the most common questions for considering a change from the company driver to an owner-operator business. The average owner-operator base income is nearly $144,000 according to Indeed.com. But this varies widely depending on experience, the type of loads a driver will specialize in and carry,

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Truckstop.com Launches Marketplace to Support and Empower Freight Professionals

On June 28, 2022, Truckstop.com successfully launched the Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace, a comprehensive transportation and logistics marketplace of products, solutions, and integrations thoughtfully selected to help carriers, brokers, and shippers keep their businesses profitable and moving forward in an ever-changing industry fraught with uncertainties. The Truckstop.com Partner Marketplace currently includes more than 50 partners in

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Flatbed vs Dry Van: Which is Right for Your Business?

When it comes to your freight shipping needs, there are a lot of choices out there. But for those in the transportation industry, it often comes down to which trailer is the best for the job. Dry vans and flatbed trailers are the two most common. But when it comes to dry van vs. flatbed,

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Infographic: How to understand—and limit—the impact of rising costs on U.S. truckers

The costs of hauling freight in America today are rapidly skyrocketing, and U.S. truckers are seeking solutions that help them reduce expenses and protect tight profit margins. With overall costs up by more than half in a year’s time, it’s more critical than ever to know your operating cost-per-mile, the amount you need to earn

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How to Become a Freight Broker in Georgia (Complete Guide)

Freight brokers play an important role in keeping supply chains functioning and moving goods across the country. Brokers connect shippers with carriers and handle the logistics involved in moving freight between companies, warehouses, distribution centers, and stores. Here’s a breakdown of what freight brokers do, how to get a freight broker license in Georgia, and how

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