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.Read More →
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In a perfect world, you want a full trailer of cargo, whether driving state to state or coast to coast. But oftentimes, the freight brokers and shippers you work with might not need 100% of your trailer space for their shipments. Instead, they might opt for either partial truckload (PTL) or less than truckload (LTL).Read More →
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.Read More →
If you’ve been around trucking for a little while now, or even if you’re just starting, you’ve heard the term “reefer freight.” Reefer freight is one of the pillars of the trucking industry. A large percentage of the transport trucks running across the highways are reefer trucks. What is reefer freight? The “reefer” in reefer freight.Read More →
Hot shot trucking involves delivering time-sensitive, expedited loads for a single customer. The term comes from the Texas oil fields in the days when truckers would wait outside plants for a part to be completed. Then they would rush the part to the oil field so the company could continue production as quickly as possible..Read More →
The heavy-haul trucking industry has been on a roll in recent years. Demand for heavy-haul drivers fueled by the energy boom has generated a surge in revenue. Mordor Intelligence notes that the industry is bouncing back quickly despite a near-total shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Forecasters predict a 7.34% annual growth rate through 2026..Read More →
Reducing costs as an independent owner-operator or small fleet operator can make or break your business. Every decision you make affects your bottom line. Budgets are tight and choosing the right heavy-duty engine oil is an important decision when considering truck maintenance. The Purpose of Heavy Duty Engine Oil A well-kept engine can extend the life of your truck investment. Heavy-duty engine oil can increase.Read More →