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Truck Driver Lingo: Truck Industry Terms and Slang Sayings

If you’re new to the trucking industry, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of trucker lingo. Alligator? Anteater? Berth? Trucker slang doesn’t always make much sense if you’re new to the business. Then there’s all the official trucking terminology, such as authorized carrier, bill of lading, and common carrier. Fortunately, trucker language will make

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6 Best Trucker Forums for Owner Operators in 2022

Online forums have become the place to be for people with any sort of shared interests, and truck drivers are no exception. Trucker forums are packed with useful tips and information, and they are a great place to ask very specific questions of other truck drivers. Whether you make lifelong friends or simply pop in

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Motor Freight Trucking 101: What It Is and How it Works

Motor freight trucking is the backbone of the U.S. economy. It is how virtually all the goods and commodities we use in our homes and businesses get from their point of origin to their final destination. The industry raked in more than $732 billion in revenue throughout 2020 and grew even more during 2021. What

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9 Tips to Control Expenses in Your Trucking Business

If you’re running your own trucking business and looking to cut some costs, these 9 tips will help.

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Using Technology to Ease Supply Chain Congestion

Truckstop.com Reflects on the Importance of Data During National Transportation Week As a nation, National Transportation Week is a dedicated time to celebrate the hardworking people in transportation who continue to push America forward, even during the toughest of times. Carriers work daily to deliver food to grocery stores and medicine to hospitals. Nearly everything

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Preparing for International Roadcheck with OOIDA

Since its start in 1988, International Roadcheck has created an opportunity to educate the industry and public about the importance of safe commercial vehicle operations and the roadside inspection program. Now, in its 34th year, more than 1.4 million roadside inspections have been conducted during International Roadcheck. (Source: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance) Each year, the

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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. What is the average annual truck driver salary? As it turns out, the differences in truck driver salaries can be immense. How much you make each year depends on various factors,

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Conestoga Trucking Trailers: Types, Pros and Cons

As a carrier, you have all kinds of options to optimize your trucking business. One way is by using the best equipment you can. Investing in quality equipment upfront helps you save money on maintenance, repairs, and upgrades in the long run. Conestoga trucking equipment is worth integrating into your business since this trailer type

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Asset-Based Carriers: Are They Right For Your Business?

When you need to get your goods moving, you might wonder whether to work with an asset-based carrier. These carriers offer everything you need throughout your supply chain, from storing and transporting freight to packaging and even inventory control. But like anything else, asset-based carriers are not right for everyone. Let’s take a deeper look

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Freight Forwarders vs. Freight Brokers: What You Need to Know

Freight brokers and freight forwarders are both part of the freight industry. Both coordinate the movement of freight for a third party, connect shippers and carriers, negotiate freight rates, and track and ensure delivery. But there is one key difference. A freight broker coordinates the connection between shippers and carriers but does not handle freight

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The Truck Driver Shortage and What It Means for Shippers

There has been a truck driver shortage for about a decade, and it’s only getting worse. According to the American Trucking Association, the current shortage is around 80,000 drivers. By 2030, that number is projected to exceed 160,000. Truck driver demand is extremely high, as roughly 70% of all American freight is moved by truck.

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Refrigerated Trucking: Pros, Cons, and Best Practices

Refrigerated trucking companies provide a valuable service for our country. By transporting fresh produce, groceries, medical supplies, and other temperature-sensitive goods, refrigerated trucks allow stores to keep their shelves stocked for consumers. A significant percentage of the trucks you see on the highway are refrigerated trucks (AKA reefer trucks). What is refrigerated trucking? Refrigerated trucking

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