Driver Shortage

Truck Driver Shortage – Hire a Domestic Truck Broker

Truck Driver Shortage – Hire a Domestic Truck Broker Industrial Challenges for Truck Drivers The nation’s driver shortage is a growing problem and has been for the past 15 years. The United States not only lacks new drivers entering the market, but the number of […]

Trump infrastructure

Trump Addresses USA Infrastructure

USA Infrastructure Needs Some Attention President Trump addressed our nation’s infrastructure in his State of the Union speech… something that affects our industry every day.  The nation’s infrastructure is what keeps our freight moving.   CAGTC mentions that “the country’s freight system moves 55 million tons […]

Driver Appreciation Week 2018

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, truckers in the United States will have driven 80,000 miles. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15, 2018, is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and […]

International Roadcheck June 5-7, 2018

Inspection Time Every year, The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck inspects vehicles across North America.  This year, the roadcheck is scheduled for June 5-7, 2018. International Roadcheck is a CVSA program with participation by the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Canadian Council of Motor […]

World Trade Bridge Laredo Temporarily Closed

Update on May 22, 2018 The Bridge is still closed and the presence of armed officers are in the area. It is our recommendation to avoid sending any shipments by The Laredo bridge and near the bridge area for insecurity issues for cargo and drivers. […]

Produce Shipping Season Map

Produce shipping season is the busiest time of year in regards to domestic shipping. Shippers should expect to see tightened reefer capacity and higher reefer rates during produce season as temperature-controlled cargo increases across the U.S. Produce season in the United States typically begins in […]

Local Trucks and Drays impacted by ELD Mandate

New Regulation = No Capacity = High Rates The recent ELD Mandate has really taken a toll on America’s trucking industry causing truck capacity constraints, which have also negatively impacted delivery schedules and often led to unanticipated additional cost.  Sound familiar? The ELD Mandate requires commercial […]

2017 Ends with Record Domestic Rates

They Just Keep on Going Up The last few weeks of the year are always logistically crazy, however, this year van rates and load ratios were at an all time high.  The combination of frigid weather and tight capacity due to both the holiday and […]

Hours of Service Rules and the ELD Mandate

Why Electronic Logging Devices? The ELD mandate requires that truckers use electronic logging devices to monitor driving hours to adhere to current driving time regulations, also known as the hours-of-service (HOS rules) regulation.  These rules dictate how much a driver can work before being required […]

ELD Mandate 2018 • What you need to know • ELD Facts

What’s on the Horizon? As you should already be aware, the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate is scheduled to take effect on December 18, 2017.  The ELD mandate will have a significant impact on carrier capacity, which will lead to longer transit times and […]