What Is The National Fuel Surcharge, And Who Pays It?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Commodity Flow Survey (CFS), trucks transported 71.6% of all goods shipped in the United States in 2017 (the latest year statistics were available). Because of this, the recent spike in diesel fuel prices has had a major impact on the US economy.  Many blame the record-breaking prices on the…

What Is The Future Of Trucking With Autonomous Vehicles On The Rise?

On Dec. 22, 2021, TuSimple completed the first-ever fully autonomous semi-truck trip on open roads without any human intervention. While the 80-mile run from Tucson to Phoenix Arizona only lasted 80 minutes, it marked a major milestone for the trucking industry, especially considering the current truck driver shortage. The Harvard Business Review found that there…

When Is It Best To Use A Freight Factoring Company?

Truck drivers are known for, well, driving trucks, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a trucker’s duties. When you operate a trucking company of your own, you are simultaneously a freight broker, a business manager, a hiring manager, an accountant, a decision maker, and of course, a truck driver….

Securing Your Own Owner Operator Authority

Even if you own your own vehicle, you can’t just call it a trucking business and begin hauling freight. In order to legally get paid for your trucking endeavors, you have to have operating authority: government permission to work for hire in interstate commerce. Owner operator authority is granted as a Motor Carrier (MC) number,…

ELD Benefits And Drawbacks: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Driving while drowsy, even if you fall asleep at the wheel, surprisingly isn’t illegal, but it does present a huge issue. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety stated that an estimated 21% of fatal crashes involved a drowsy driver, and the CDC predicts that up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year may be caused by…

What Is An Apportioned Truck?

Truck drivers are essential to the American way of life, as even the simplest of goods may travel for thousands of miles before they reach our stores, mailboxes, and doorsteps. Truckers are tasked with transporting these goods from one place to another, and often, that requires crossing state lines… which presents an issue. A large…

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