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05/01/2021
trucking freight rate
How to Calculate (& Find) the Best Truck Freight Rates

Calculating the best truck freight rates can be complex. While you need to be competitive, you also need to be profitable. It’s tricky to constantly weigh supply and demand to offer a competitive rate that still makes you money. You need to take into account your fixed costs. These are the expenses you’ll pay every

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05/01/2021
power only trucking
Power Only Trucking

If you’re in the trucking business, you may have heard of power-only trucking. But exactly what does power only mean? Power-only trucking happens when a trucking company provides only a driver and a tractor. The trailer is provided by the shipper, a third-party logistics company, or, sometimes, through a lease option. In some cases, the

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04/27/2021
truck driver tools
41 Best Truck Driver Tools for 2021

As a truck driver, keeping your truck rolling, keeping yourself and your cargo safe, and finding loads to avoid deadhead miles are some of your top priorities. To do these things, you need to have the right tools handy at a moment’s notice. Here are 41 must-have truck driver tools for 2021 and beyond. 1.

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04/14/2021
partial truckload
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 PLT loads make sense for shippers can help you capitalize on that demand and improve your fleet’s cost per

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04/01/2021
reefer rates
5 Factors that Impact Reefer Freight Rates

A common load type involves a “reefer truck” designed for loads that need to be temperature controlled during the shipping process. These loads can include anything from refrigerated items like produce and other perishables to frozen foods or even medical supplies. Because reefer trailers are more expensive to run and maintain, reefer load rates are

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03/25/2021
recourse vs nonrecourse factoring
Recourse vs. Non-Recourse Factoring

Invoice factoring is the practice of “selling” your invoices, or accounts receivable, to a company that then pays you right away for that invoice, minus a fee. This gives you cash flow you can use to pay bills, finance operations, take on new business, and handle business expenses as they come up. Factoring companies also often handle

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03/23/2021
truck dispatcher
How to Become a Truck Dispatcher

Freight is a dynamic and rewarding industry worth almost $900 billion annually. It offers exciting challenges, mental stimulation, and good pay rates. One way to get your start in the shipping industry is to become a truck dispatcher. Dispatchers play a key role in getting trucks out to collect and deliver loads for businesses shipping

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03/19/2021
freight shipping
What is Freight Shipping?

Freight shipping is the practice of transporting bulk cargo by road, rail, sea, or air. “Freight” refers to the physical goods or commodities carried in bulk by trucks, trains, ships, or planes. “Shipping” is the process of transporting freight. All freight is shipped, regardless of the method. There are five main freight shipping methods: truckload, less

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03/17/2021
dry van rates
5 Factors that Impact Dry Van Freight Rates

Good for a variety of shipping needs, dry vans are one of the most common trailers on the road today. While not climate controlled, dry vans are easily secured and still protect goods from the elements. Shippers choose different types of dry vans depending on the cargo being shipped. Sometimes they need more than one

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