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How the Truck Driver Shortage Is Affecting the Supply Chain

March 1, 2022 6:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates that 72 percent of all freight in the USA moves by trucks. Needless to say, truckers are a crucial part of our infrastructure. Without truckers, store shelves would be bare and we’d have to wait weeks for packages to show up at our doorsteps. Unfortunately, the ATA also estimates that there’s a shortage of 80,000 drivers in America. Why is there a shortage of truck drivers, and what can be done to reverse that downward trend? Continue reading to find out. Why is there a shortage of truck drivers? It’d be easier to solve the crisis if we could point to a single source of the shortage, but that’s not the case. Here are... View Article

A Few Things to Know About Recycling Wood Pallets

February 15, 2022 6:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Depending on what you’re transporting, there’s a good chance that your products are shipped from point A to B on top of wood pallets. For that reason, wood pallets are an integral part of the trucking industry. Once the goods arrive at their destination, those bulky pallets can be a hassle for warehouse managers who don’t know what to do with them. They often get left outside to sit and rot away, which isn’t environmentally-friendly and doesn’t look very appealing. The questions become: Where do wood pallets go after shipment? Do pallets get recycled? This post will cover a few different options warehouse managers have for dealing with those used pallets. Where do wood pallets go after shipment? Don’t just... View Article

What to Ship on a Flatbed Truck

February 14, 2022 4:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Do you need to ship some large items? Trying to decide between hot shot trucking and flatbed trucking services? That all depends on the size of your items. Flatbed trucks are better equipped to handle heavier items, like construction materials, construction equipment, scrap metal, etc. Below, we cover some of the most common uses for flatbed trucking services as well as what to ship on a flatbed truck. If you’re unsure of which trucking service would work best for your items, it’s best to ask a professional. Heavy construction equipment You’ve likely seen flatbed trucks carrying heavy construction equipment down the highway. This is because flatbed trucking is one of the safest and most reliable ways to move heavy construction... View Article

How to Safely Drive Alongside Oversized Trucks

January 31, 2022 4:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many people get scared when driving alongside oversized trucks. It’s natural, as these large vehicles have an imposing presence; however, staying calm around oversized trucks will help keep you, the truck driver and everyone around you safe. Below, we cover some information on oversized truck driving as well as tips for oversized truck safety. Use the tips to safely travel alongside oversized trucks. Oversized trucks take longer to brake While good brakes on a small car make it easy to stop at the drop of a hat, oversized truck drivers don’t have this luxury. Braking is sometimes a difficult process when driving an oversized truck. Be sure to give oversized truck drivers behind you plenty of space before braking. You... View Article

What Is Freight Shipping and Delivery?

December 28, 2021 10:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you need to transport goods, you’ll see many terms thrown around. For example, you may be wondering what freight delivery is, and how it relates to your business. You want transportation that’s reliable, affordable and timely. No matter if you’re in construction or retail, getting goods from one place to another on time is the responsibility of trucking services. Let’s look at freight delivery and how it works. What are the types of freight delivery? This is the most cost-effective way to move goods across the country. Freight delivery is used to ship large quantities of items, whether it’s car parts, lumber or building supplies. Here are the main types of delivery services available: Less than truckload (LTL): Choose... View Article