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03/03/2022
Driver using a control panel.
Dry Van vs. Reefer: Which is Best?

The question of whether a dry van or a reefer is best depends a lot on the lanes you work in and the type of cargo you carry. There are fewer than a quarter as many reefers on the road in the United States compared to dry vans, specifically, 400,000 reefers and 1.7 million dry

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07/30/2021
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Safety Tips Every Truck Driver Should Follow

You probably learned a lot of truck driver safety tips while you were going through training. Yet with so much to learn, it’s only natural to forget some of your training once you get on the road. Safety is just as important on your 1,000th trip as on your first, so here is a refresher

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07/27/2021
Truck on the highway at sunset.
Truck Driver Essentials: 19 Must-Have Items for the Road

You chose trucking as a carrier because you like the flexibility, travel, and pay. Being a carrier can be a terrific career for these and other reasons. But planning is important when it comes to a successful trip. Truck driver essentials include items and tools that can prepare you for potential problems while keeping you

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07/15/2021
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Everything You Need to Know About Wide Load Trucking

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

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07/09/2021
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6 Ways to Run a More Profitable Trucking Business

You might have decided on a trucking career because you like the idea of being your own boss. You can set your own hours and be independent out on the road instead of in an office. But is the trucking business profitable? On the surface, the statistics suggest not. And the National Association of Small

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07/06/2021
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Practical Mileage Pay: What It Is and How to Calculate It

Truck driver pay is one of the biggest components of pricing a load, and it’s often largely based on miles. But miles can be calculated in several ways, including practical miles, actual miles, and shortest miles. You’ll get paid differently depending on which calculation brokers and shippers use, so you need to know the difference

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06/28/2021
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Freight Invoicing: Pricing Factors and Best Practices

Having an efficient process for generating freight invoices will help you get paid faster. Getting paid faster means carriers can concentrate more on booking freight and delivering loads rather than racking up hours creating invoices and tracking down payments. We’ll explain some of the key elements that make up a freight invoice and the level of detail

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06/18/2021
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10 Common Ways Truck Drivers Get Paid

No matter how freeing the open road is, you still have to figure out how to get paid. If you’re new to the trucking industry, you might wonder, “How are truck drivers paid, and how much can I expect to make?” Exactly how much money you’ll earn depends on multiple factors, including your reputation, level

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06/10/2021
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Truck Factoring: Everything You Need to Know

What is truck factoring? Being a carrier can lead to a great deal of freedom, especially as an entrepreneur. But one downside of being an owner-operator is getting paid on time. If you’re lucky, you might get paid at the end of a delivery. But more often than not, you end up waiting for your

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