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Yellow Bankruptcy Puts Management and Labor Under Pressure

Yellow Bankruptcy Puts Management and Labor Under Pressure

When 99-year old trucking company Yellow Corporation shut down, with the Teamsters Union planning to file for bankruptcy, we gained some insight into labor and management navigating an economic crucible not of their making. It’s true the players in this sad episode shoulder direct responsibility, but the backdrop of inflation impacted both labor and management […]

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Deadhead Trucking: What It Is, Drawbacks, and How To Reduce It

Deadhead Trucking: What It Is, Drawbacks, and How To Reduce It

In logistics, deadhead trucking is a topic that shippers cannot overlook. Understanding deadhead trucking becomes crucial as businesses strive to optimize their supply chain operations and reduce costs. This article delves into the intricacies of the deadhead mile in the trucking industry – from its definition to its drawbacks. It also offers practical tips for […]

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10 Best Paying Trucking Companies

10 Best Paying Trucking Companies

Are you a truck driver looking to work for one of the country’s great trucking companies? Are you searching for the best trucking companies to drive for? Below is a list of the top paying trucking companies, as ranked by TruckDriversSalary.com. GP Transco and Riverside Transport stand out not just for their competitive pay and […]

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Thinking Inside the Box Truck

Thinking Inside the Box Truck

While most people are at least somewhat familiar with box trucks, these little workhorses don’t get enough credit. Also known as straight trucks or bobtails, they are usually 26 feet long and can carry up to 10,000 pounds of freight. They can also come in small (12 ft.) and medium size (14-18 ft.) configurations.

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All About Flatbed Trucks: Definition, Types, and Uses

All About Flatbed Trucks: Definition, Types, and Uses

Flatbed trucks are most often encountered when there is a need to transport oversized items that would be difficult or impossible to place in a conventional cargo vehicle. While these rigs may seem simple, they are essential in transportation. In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of flatbed trucks, their uses, and safety considerations […]

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Trucking Gets a Tune Up

Trucking Gets a Tune Up

The labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and high fuel prices brought on by the pandemic continue to reverberate in the trucking industry. To identify challenges and potential solutions, Rose Rocket surveyed trucking executives, carriers, and brokers and aggregated usage data from its transportation management system. More than half (53.5%) of those surveyed cite hiring and […]

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Look Ma, No Hands

Look Ma, No Hands

As autonomous driving gains some traction, transportation companies are building partnerships to bring self-driving trucks from concept to reality. To that end, Ascend, a truckload carrier that offers middle-mile supply chain solutions, partnered with Volvo Autonomous Solutions (VAS) to test autonomous, long distance linehaul options. As part of the pilot, Ascend will pick up customer […]

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What Is an ELD? The Benefits, Purpose, and Features of ELDs

What Is an ELD? The Benefits, Purpose, and Features of ELDs

Many businesses that operate a fleet of trucks or vehicles are required to have ELD or electronic logging devices installed in each vehicle. ELDs are intended to enhance the safety of professional truck drivers. ELDs are a convenient way to manage, track, and share data during driving and downtime. As technology continues to evolve, it […]

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What is a Straight Truck? Definition, Types, and Uses

What is a Straight Truck? Definition, Types, and Uses

Wondering what a straight truck is? A straight truck refers to a type of vehicle with a tractor-trailer in a fixed position. In other words, all the axles in a straight truck attach to a single frame. Usually, straight trucks look like do-it-yourself moving trucks and, in most cases, move housing supplies, boxes, furniture, refrigerators, […]

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