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February 16, 2018 | Jeremy Feucht
Friday Five: Ford’s self-driving van, change to the 14-hour rule, and Raymond Martinez confirmed as the head of the FMCSA
Get your weekly digest on Ford's proposal for their autonomous van and what that means for drivers, what changes you can expect to see to the 14-hour rule, and major updates from the FMCSA.
February 13, 2018 | The Truckstop.com Team
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February 9, 2018 | Jeremy Feucht
Friday Five: Embark’s autonomous truck, detention time, and ELD adoption
Get your weekly digest on what happened when Embark sent its autonomous truck on a 2,400 mile journey, the problems with detention time, ELD adoption, and more.
February 3, 2018 | The Truckstop.com Team
The Owner-Operator’s Quick Guide to Taxes
Among the biggest challenges in operating your business is understanding how you are taxed. You can avoid any big surprises on April 15 by using good planning and recordkeeping throughout the year. As an owner-operator, you are now responsible for paying your taxes yourself. For anyone that was a company employee, this represents a major
February 2, 2018 | Jeremy Feucht
Friday Five: technology in trucking, the State of the Union, and more
This new article features our trucking tip of the week, commentary on President Trump's State of the Union Address, human trafficking and its effects on the trucking industry, and more.
January 26, 2018 | Jeremy Feucht
Friday Five: OOIDA’s ELD exemption request, Tesla, toll roads, and taxes
Did you know? …The average semi-truck tire is only rated for travel below 75 miles per hour. Tesla hits parked firetruck, stems investigation. Tesla is in the news again, but not for the right reasons. As you might recall, last year an Ohio man died in a Tesla v. Semi wreck in Florida while the
January 23, 2018 | Seth Hanson
The successful freight broker’s guide to load tracking
It’s suggested that 87% of Shippers want to work with freight partners who provide freight visibility. Makes sense, right? I mean successful freight transactions don’t appear in a vacuum (not even when you’re brokering vacuums). Did you know Truckstop Pro broker users get free, unlimited load tracking? And if you’re not a Pro user, it’s
January 20, 2018 | The Truckstop.com Team
Brokers: The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask Shippers
Even if you’re an established broker with a healthy customer list, there are a lot of reasons why you might need to find new shippers. Not only do shippers come and go geographically, but they can also reduce their shipping needs without warning, or become unreliable for one reason or another. As a freight broker,
January 19, 2018 | Jeremy Feucht
Industry update: Blockchain, blizzards, and detention
Container shipping leads in tech Container shippers are usually the first in the transportation industry to adopt new technology. According to the Journal of Commerce, the largest global container shipper Maersk is no exception. The company recently announced a partnership with IBM to bring blockchain to the transportation industry. Maersk states they’ll have a beta
January 12, 2018 | Jeremy Feucht
Friday Five: Driver shortages, Toyota tech, and trucking companies sued
You cold? Be prepared. The “snow bomb” that hit the East Coast (and general winter weather) makes keeping warm a problem when you run out of hours or the road is shut down. Keep gloves (also great for fueling), several blankets (plus what you have in your sleeper), flashlight, and batteries in the cab to