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A Veteran’s Take on Trucking

At Truckstop.com, we are proud of the work that our truckers do to keep our country rolling. We appreciate their sacrifice of long hours, hard work and little thanks along the way. We feel this same pride for our military personnel and we see a parallel: Time away from home, the dangers (while quite different

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5 Free Apps That Save Truckers Money

Stay in the black with these five free apps, available for both Apple and Android. 1. Audiobooks offers books and podcasts. Audiobooks collects thousands of free audiobooks for professionally narrated modern best sellers and edited hand-selected classics. Key features: Use offline listening anywhere the road takes you. Enjoy background and AirPlay enabled playback. Try Dark

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Nikola May Change the Way It Leases Trucks

To keep you looped into the trucking industry, we’re sharing all things transportation, from maritime to infrastructure and other newsworthy material. Electric Vehicles and Emissions News Nikola, which introduced its 1,000 hp electric vehicle on Dec. 1, might be changing the way it is going to lease its vehicles. In a recent letter sent to

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Commercial Vehicles May Have a New Look

New Commercial Vehicles Come to Market International and Volvo are introducing new tractors to the market. Citing hauls are getting shorter in length, both opted to introduce regional vehicles. These tractors do not have a sleeper and are meant for the new age driver who wants to spend more time at home and less time

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The Most Interesting Loads Ever Hauled by Trucks

Around the United States, the trucking industry handles a many different freights and obstacles. Here are 10 pictures depicting the diversity (and challenges) of the industry. Next time you pass a tractor-trailer, look to them for their versatility instead of as a traffic impediment. 1. Space shuttles In 2012, the Space Shuttle Endeavour found its

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Quit Blaming the Broker: Building Your Business Through Better Relationships

Kevin Rutherford, a third-generation owner-operator from Oregon, recently spoke at Truckstop.com’s Connected 2016 event in Dallas. He shares how building relationships means “doing the hard work” for business success. Rutherford’s talk includes: Building partnerships between owner-operators and brokers. Using technology to help build relationships. Providing the best customer value. How owner-operators can avoid chasing rates

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Beware the High Deductible Motor Carrier Cargo Policy

Look twice; that cargo deductible could be higher than you thought. One step to include when vetting a potential carrier partner is to verify the deductible amount on their cargo policy. We’re seeing an increased use of cargo policies which carry a significantly higher deductible than the standard $1,000 per occurrence. A deductible of $5,000

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Eight So-Called “Facts” About Load Tracking That Aren’t Actually True

By Erika Meissner-Cortez Whether it’s related to HOS rules, logbooks, or IFTA, there are a lot of myths surrounding the trucking industry. Unfortunately, our Load Tracking service is no exception. Check out some of the most-commonly cited falsehoods about Truckstop.com’s Load Tracking. 1. The app lets brokers track me even when I’m not carrying a

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