Hurricanes’ Effects on the Trucking Industry

Hurricanes’ Effects on the Trucking Industry

We understand the logistics when it comes to localized shipping and delivery in areas affected by a hurricane or other natural disaster… Before the storm, the focus is on moving freight into the area to assist with emergency preparedness, as well as moving freight out...
How To Find The Best Motor Carriers To Work With

How To Find The Best Motor Carriers To Work With

As a logistics professional, finding the best motor carriers to work with can be a struggle. It can also be the downfall of your brokerage if you begin working with poor motor carriers. One too many violations or accidents can bring the momentum you’ve been building...
Guide To Keeping New Drivers Happy

Guide To Keeping New Drivers Happy

The trucking industry is continuing to see the effects of the driver shortage. One of the reasons for the shortage is due to the increase in demand for drivers from various industries or due to the lack of “quality” drivers. However, the largest reason that does not...
Driver Shortage: What Are The Consequences?

Driver Shortage: What Are The Consequences?

  The driver shortage in the trucking industry of the United States is an unprecedented challenge in terms of employment and keeping up with demand. According to a recent ATA report, the driver shortage is likely to balloon to 175,000 drivers by 2024. It is...
How To Market To Trucking Companies

How To Market To Trucking Companies

Trucking companies can be elusive creatures. Marketing to them is difficult. Learning how to marketing to trucking companies is essential. You might be a truck or trailer dealership trying to sell your equipment, an insurance company looking to onboard new clients, or...
BASIC Scores: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

BASIC Scores: What Are They and Why Should You Care?

One of the most useful features of Transportation Data Source’s service is the ability to see trucking carriers’ and fleets’ safety scores. These are coined as the “BASICs” — standing for Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories. Prior to December 4th,...
10 Ways to Keep Your Drivers Happy

10 Ways to Keep Your Drivers Happy

Trucking companies are seemingly in an endless rat race to fill trucks that are newly vacant from a surprise departure. Most trucking companies, it seems, have taken to the mindset that drivers always leave for better pay. What we’ve learned through speaking to many...

What January’s Violations Tell Us About Truck Drivers

To us, the numbers don’t lie… So in our minds, we don’t need to be out there at ports or rest stops to know what mischief (harmless or otherwise) good old American truckers are getting into. We gathered and organized all of January’s...
Winter Driving: By The Data

Winter Driving: By The Data

The northeastern United States is neck-deep in record snowfall and there are some residents in Texas that are seeing snow for the first time since 1987. Truck drivers are scraping their windshields and turning up the heater day-in and day-out to keep the economy...

Benefits of Monitoring Carriers

Trucking, like any other shipping business, involves a delicate balance between risk and reward. Companies need to get their products shipped, and it’s up to brokers to negotiate with carriers and make sure that everything is delivered quickly and safely. However,...
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