Friday Five: High demand for truckers, ELD updates, and more
According to the Society for Human Resource Management, truck drivers are in the top 10 for most in-demand positions in the US for 2018.
Low rates stink. Clean up with us at MATS 2018!
Carriers: we all know that low rates stink. But what are you doing to clean up? Truckstop.com is hitting the road and attending MATS this week to show you how you can get paid what you deserve.
Seasonality & tech mean more money for carriers this quarter
It’s the holidays, and everything’s tighter, from budgets to belt loops. The good news is carriers are benefiting from the busy holiday season largely due to growing freight demand and a shortage of truck drivers. Available trucking technology is also playing a large role in carrier success this holiday season. John Larkin of Stifel Capital
Where to Get Free Coffee for #NationalCoffeeDay
We found it out it’s #NationalCoffeeDay Friday September 29th, and some businesses are offering free or discounted coffee…but we wouldn’t be Truckstop.com if we didn’t add some incredible data to it to empower our drivers and brokers!* 1. Get BOGO coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts. When you buy a medium or larger hot coffee, you score a
Industry Update: Reduced UCR fees for Carriers, Brokers
Did You Know? The first gasoline powered vehicle in the U.S. was built by Charles and Frank Duryea on September 20, 1893, and tested in Springfield, Massachusetts. Legislation and Regulations The FMCSA is seeking to reduce fees to the Unified Carrier Registration system for the next two years. For trucking companies and brokers, fees could
How Hurricane Harvey is Disrupting the Trucking Supply Chain
The Lone Star State is scrambling to keep its infrastructure humming. Texas ranks second as a trucking market, behind only California. Its chemicals and fuels segments are easily the largest in the country. Over 4% of all U.S. trucks touch Texas every day, with the biggest share running right across the path of Hurricane
How You Can Help with Hurricane Harvey
Texas continues to experience record-breaking flooding and rainfall due to Hurricane Harvey, which is expected to continue across South Texas until Wednesday. But you can help. The good people over at American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) are seeking your assistance and expertise. As of Tuesday, August 29, 2017, ALAN’s open needs include: Two 53’ truckloads from
Come see us at GATS, Booth 12027
Are you as excited as we are to head to Dallas and see our trucking family at GATS? We’re packing as we speak! Stop by our Truckstop.com booth #12027, because we’ve prepped some cool things for you this year: Get a free custom T-shirt printed right at our booth when you take Truckstop Pro for
Industry Update: Eclipse-based Road Closures and Electric Vehicles
Did you Know? Mack Trucks was founded in 1900 but did not produce its first truck until 1907. It also didn’t adopt the name Mack until 1922. Solar Eclipse Road Closures Just about every state in the direct path of the upcoming solar eclipse (occurring Monday, August 21), will have oversized load restrictions on
Industry Update: ELD Mandate Loopholes and Congressional Recess
Did you Know? The first semi-trailer was invented in 1914 by Fruehauf Trailers. Originally invented to haul boats, the trailers became immediately popular. Fruehauf Trailers are still in business today and are one of the largest trailer companies in the U.S. ELD Mandate VIN Loophole The FMCSA has done some work to close a loophole