Truckers Bridge the Gaps Truckers Bridge the Gaps Transportation of goods from factories to consumers relies on trucks and truck drivers to fill the gaps in keeping the supply chain flowing. But several other transportation modes are also involved in keeping the supply chain chugging along and bringing products to everyone. In fact, planes, trains, […]
Understanding Geofencing in Trucking Why Fleets Need It Geofencing enables a fleet to set up invisible boxes or perimeters around a truck’s route for the purpose of tracking the shipment from start to finish but broken down into manageable districts for monitoring. It’s used with GPS tracking to facilitate always knowing the whereabouts of the […]
Weigh Station Woes Weigh Station Woes Part of every day’s work for truck drivers is entering, and hopefully, exiting weigh stations. Slowing down and crawling through a weigh station costs you money in fuel and time lost. Time is never on the side of carriers hauling freight. Pickups and deliveries are ever on stricter time […]
The benefits of the ELD are far reaching. For instance, drivers are required to take regular breaks and sleeper times. No longer being pressured to deliver at all costs, their stress levels drop to more manageable levels. And rested drivers are more likely to be safer drivers. That will inevitably save lives on otherwise dangerous highways.
Understanding the Role of a Broker The job of a broker is to marry shippers with carriers. A shipper has a load of freight to be delivered and has no carrier contact, so the broker lines up a carrier to haul the shipper’s load. The broker sends the carrier’s truck to pick up the load […]