Posts tagged trucking
Truckers, Trucking, and Current Happenings


Because of the imperative yet challenging nature of the trucking industry, some companies are attempting to revolutionize the way that trucking is done.  The use of smartphone applications to “match trucks and shipments” helps to minimize confusion and wasted time. Other companies are attempting to combine the management of different shipping methods in order to increase efficiency.  Even with all of the recent technological advancements and innovation, the article points out that the truckers themselves will not become obsolete any time soon.

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The Challenges Faced by Small Trucking Fleets

New competition in the small trucking fleet industry, coupled with “tumbling spot market truckload rates” have made the latter part of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 very challenging for small U.S. truckers, according to Cassidy’s article.  Along with those difficulties, some competitors have also been charging very low prices, thus taking business from pre-existing trucking fleets. Because of this, small fleets have put a halt on plans to grow their companies.

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Ways to Reduce Fuel Use in Truck Fleets

As we have heard before, driver training and education on how to run their vehicles appropriately and efficiently is one of the most important pieces in proper fuel use.  The article talks about how the driver “may have as much as a 20 to 30% impact on over fuel efficiency”. When this is summed across a whole fleet, or across all of the trucking fields of one nation alone, the results can be staggering.

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New Year’s Resolution: Improve Fuel Efficiency

Truck drivers are an imperative part of the transportation industry, and that does not go unnoticed.  However, one thing that should be discussed and thought about more is the amount of fuel that is utilized to power these big-rigs traveling around the world.  Drivers themselves can have a huge impact on how their vehicle runs, and its level of fuel efficiency.

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