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    10 Tips For Brake Safety

    In June of 2017, brake system violations and adjustment issues together accounted for over 41 percent of vehicle out-of-service violations during the International Roadcheck. Most of these violations could have been avoided through regular maintenance and upkeep. Here are 10 tips from Bendix to make…

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    The Importance of Screening When Hiring Drivers

    Having the right driver is just as important as having the right truck.  With someone who understands how to drive efficiently and safely, you can be at ease knowing your cargo, your employee, your truck, and other drivers will be safe from harm. Why is it important? First of all,…

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    Winter Driving Tips from Elite Truck Drivers

    Winter weather has hit many parts of North America this season, creating dangerous conditions for motorists. During adverse weather, we urge drivers to stay off the road, but for those who must go out, here is a list of tips that America’s Road Team compiled…

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    Risks of Driver Fatigue on the Road

    The risks, dangers, and sometimes tragic outcomes of drowsy driving are alarming.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA for short, estimates that at least 100,000 police-reported crashes annually are the direct result of driver fatigue.  That means an average of 1,550 deaths and 71,000…

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    7 Common Bookkeeping Mistakes Freight Brokers Make

    Freight brokers have a lot of responsibilities, from matching shippers and carriers to making sure each piece of cargo gets to the right place. Another essential task in this busy industry is bookkeeping. Freight brokers who don’t prioritize bookkeeping can end up losing money in the long run. Here are…

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    How to Improve Your Truck’s Fuel Efficiency

    5.3. That’s the average mileage of class 8 trailer-tractors across America. Modifying Driving Habits The most effective way to improve your mileage is to improve the driving nut behind the wheel. In other words, drive more efficiency. So how do you do that? Stay at…

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    Three Myths About Buying Truck Parts

    Buying aftermarket parts can be risky and is rightfully so. Valuing at $30.1 billion, the fact that the same Original Equipment Manufacturer, OEM for short, part can be available through several different manufacturers is just part of the problem. All this creates a challenge for…

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    7 Truck Driving Tips for New and Returning Drivers

    Whether you’re a seasoned driver or someone who just received your CDL, there are truck driving tips you should always keep in mind. Following these tips will help you from getting into accidents and protect you as well as others around you. Let’s get to it. Tip #1 – Think…

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    Is Replacing Your Old Truck Worth the Investment?

    Fleet Advantage has made public its second quarter 2016 Truck Lifecycle Data Index, TLDI, comparing all-in operating costs of early model Class 8 trucks to all-in operating costs of current model year replacements. Results from the research indicate that fleet operators can reduce costs by…

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    Finding the Right Freight Broker Training

    When you search for freight broker training courses on Google, you will inevitably find pages and pages of results. How can you decipher which one is best for your freight brokerage? More importantly, how can you determine which one will provide the best return on your investment? Let’s take a…

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    Tire Tips That Could Save Your Life

    In preparation for a busy summer driving season, Bridgestone Americas is helping drivers prepare their tires by educating them on the importance of proper tire care and maintenance. “At Bridgestone Americas, we’re committed to being a good corporate citizen, and raising awareness for the importance of tire safety is one…

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    Choosing Your Big Rig: Buying vs. Leasing Your Truck

    Purchasing a truck can be a significant expense, even for the most established trucking companies. As with most vehicles, acquiring a truck typically requires either a lease or a purchase. Which is the wisest investment? Let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons associated with each option…

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    The Drive for Better Health

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a trucker’s life expectancy is 16 years shorter than a normal life expectancy. That outlook seems bleak for many, so the transportation industry has shifted its focus. With multiple resources now available for health and overall wellness, truckers can overcome the…

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    Why is My Insurance So Expensive?

    When most people go to buy trucking insurance, they expect the obvious questions: How many trucks do you own? Where is your company domiciled? What commodities do you haul?  What is your travel radius?  Insurance companies use this information to formulate your premium.  But, what else goes into rating a…

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    Trucking Demand Had Uptick in February

    The tonnage shipped by the trucking business rose to an all-time high in February, with rates for truckload shipments up ticking slightly from a year ago. The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage index rose 7.2 percent in February from a month earlier.*…

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    Active Steering May be the Next Big Leap in Truck Safety

    The next stage of trucking safety could bring more automation to minimize human error in the vehicle. Although, new technologies will reduce direct human input when driving, the human operator will continue to play a central role in fleet safety. “The next big leap for active safety systems will be…

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    Take Caution: Winter Driving Mistakes

    Snow, ice and sleet can make the best drivers nervous. The Federal Highway Safety Administration, also known as FHSA, estimates that 17 percent of weather-related crashes occur during snow or sleet, 13 percent happen on icy pavement and 14 percent take place on snowy or slushy pavement. While statistics prove…

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  18. Image for Data Confirms Improvement in Trucking Safety

    Data Confirms Improvement in Trucking Safety

    The American Trucking Association released an analysis of data from the Department of Transportation showing that long- and short-term rates of truck-involved fatalities are declining. In their report, a total of 3,903 truck-involved fatalities were accounted for in 2014, a decline of 61 from the previous year. At the same…

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    Transportation industry adds more jobs in December than any month in the last two years

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics announced its December 2015 jobs report, and it is good news for the trucking industry. December experienced the largest job gain in more than two years for the transportation industry. The overall transportation industry sector added more than 23,000 jobs in…

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    Trucking is the Fastest Growing Small Business Industry; Construction Not Far Behind

    As the economy continues its rebounding with steady growth across multiple industries, small businesses throughout the country are feeling the positive effects. No industry is experiencing growth more than the trucking industry though. According to a report done by Sageworks, a financial analysis software…

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    Triumph Bancorp Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering

    DALLAS, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:TBK) announced today that it has completed its initial public offering of 6,700,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $12.00 per share. Triumph’s common stock began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on November 7, 2014,…

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