Three Proven Plays For Starting A Trucking Company

Three Proven Plays For Starting A Trucking Company

New owner operators have more options than ever, especially in a hot market. For those going independent and running the load boards, there are 3 common plays for starting a trucking company. Which plan is best is up to you. The one that brings the most income could make you miserable. These certainly aren’t the … Read more

Why Freight Brokers Undercut Carriers On Contract Freight

Why Freight Brokers Undercut Carriers On Contract Freight

Independent owner operators had a banner year in 2018. A hot economy, talks of import tariffs and the E-log mandate formed a trifecta for rate increases across the board. Weather also played a toll in more than one capacity crunch. But what about 2019? If you listen to the big players in the freight brokering … Read more

7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

In any economy, the best loads offered by freight brokers never make it to the load board. Those loads either go directly to an owner operator the broker already has a relationship with, or to someone who posted their truck on a load board like Trucker’s Edge®.

7 Power Moves For Posting Your Truck On Load Boards

Let’s recap where the best freight is found. With rare exceptions, the 4 ways you find these loads, listed from best to – well, calling off the load board.

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Fuel Surcharge – 9 Things You Need To Know

The history of trucking’s fuel surcharge is a long one. I’m sure there have been versions of adjusting for fuel prices nearly as long as there have been fuel powered trucks. It wasn’t until the 70s that we saw the start of something uniform. With the Arab oil embargo in full swing, fuel prices skyrocketed. Trucking … Read more

193. Playmate Cars and Safety Bonuses

How does The Trucking Podcast acknowledge the death of Hugh Hefner? Playmate cars, of course. Hefner gave every Playmate Of The Year a car. Autoguide.com brings us the list. Interesting to note, the only playmate car on the list that isn’t pink is a red Corvette. From Playmate Cars To Safety Bonuses How’s that for … Read more