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February 27, 2024

Reefer: Proper Temps and Documentation

Transporting perishable goods under proper temperature control is critical for preventing spoilage and ensuring public health. For truckers hauling refrigerated loads, careful temperature monitoring and documentation is essential. The Food Safety Modernization Act enforces strict temperature control requirements during food transport. Carriers must maintain temperature logs and records of communication about temperature procedures. These rules apply to any motor or…
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January 24, 2024

Keeping Cool with Hybrid Reefer

The refrigerated trucking sector is adopting hybrid diesel-electric power to lower emissions and noise during urban deliveries. These hybrid "reefer" units provide both the autonomy of diesel and the clean, quiet operation of electric in a single system. Traditional reefers run on loud, high-emission diesel engines to drive on-board cooling systems. But tightening environmental regulations and noise ordinances make all-diesel…
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December 27, 2023

Emergency Kits and Preparedness Plans for Truckers

As a professional truck driver, you spend long hours traveling the nation’s highways to deliver important loads. While truck driving provides independence and the freedom of seeing new places, it also comes with the risk of accidents and emergencies. Having an emergency supply kit and preparedness plan can provide important support during unexpected crisis events. Begin by packing a sturdy…
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December 14, 2023

Top 6 Reasons to Use a Transportation Broker

The trucking industry is vital to keeping the economy moving and businesses supplied with materials and products. However, most companies focusing on manufacturing or production simply do not have the expertise, carrier relationships, or bandwidth to efficiently handle all their freight logistics and transportation in-house. Shipping disruptions or delays from inadequate planning can be extremely costly. This is where transportation…
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November 20, 2023

The Trucking Industry Embraces New Technologies

The trucking industry is essential for moving goods across the country, but it can be grueling work for drivers. Long hours on the road, tight delivery schedules, and time away from home are common challenges. However, new technologies are making the job easier and more efficient for truckers. Fleet Tracking One innovation helping truckers is fleet tracking and management software.…
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October 9, 2023

Navigating the Holiday Hustle

As the holiday season approaches, the transportation industry gears up for one of its busiest and most challenging periods of the year. The demand for goods surges, shipping deadlines tighten, and the logistics of delivering holiday cheer become a complex. In this article, we’ll explore the intricacies of the transportation industry during the holiday season and offer valuable insights on…
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October 1, 2023

The Potential of AI and Logistics

The logistics industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation, thanks in large part to groundbreaking advances in artificial intelligence (AI). In particular, the emergence of large language models such as Chat GPT, Bard, and Bing Chat are revolutionizing the transportation industry by enabling unprecedented capabilities for communication, prediction, optimization, and automation. One of the most impactful applications of AI in logistics…
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September 25, 2023

Understanding the Four Freight Seasons

The transportation industry is marked by distinct patterns throughout the year. These patterns, known as the four transportation seasons, provide valuable insights into the ebb and flow of the industry. In this article, we’ll explain each season and why they are crucial for anyone involved in the transportation industry. Transportation's Dependence on Supply and Demand To grasp the essence of…
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September 7, 2023

An Encouraging Outlook for 2024

Emerging freight data suggests that the trucking market has been gradually strengthening since hitting a low in mid-May. Key freight metrics that track supply and demand dynamics, such as tender rejection rates, indicate improved market conditions that could lead to a stronger second half of 2023 for motor carriers compared to last year. Freightwaves.com The data reflects a market rebalancing…
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August 10, 2023

A Closer Look at the East Coast’s Produce Shipping Season

The produce shipping season on the United States East Coast is an intricate time for shippers and carriers. Spanning from March through October, the period showcases an array of fruits and vegetables that are made available thanks to the varying climates across different states. Understanding the nuances of this season is crucial for trucking companies and shippers alike, as it…