Freightliner’s Team Run Smart focuses on careers in professional truck driving

The Team Run Smart Pros will be on hand at the 40th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree from July 11-13 at the Iowa 80 Truckstop, in Walcott, IA.

Freightliner Trucks has expanded Team Run Smart to include a deeper focus on career opportunities available in professional truck driving, while providing valuable resources on how to succeed in the career. Team Run Smart has also added a lineup of drivers to represent five distinct categories in the profession to serve as industry resources to the Team Run Smart community. 

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Cash flow tips for owner-operators

Three ways to make sure your money is budgeted properly from Jeremy Robison, president of Tetra Capital.


Expenses for owner-operators can at times seem never to stop adding up when you consider insurance, fuel, meals, expected and unexpected maintenance and repairs, just to name a few. With all of these expenses, one of the biggest challenges facing owner-operators is cash flow. Being proactive about cash flow is always the best option when you are running your own trucking business.  Here are three cash flow tips to help keep you ahead of a cash flow crisis.

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How to keep drivers happy

More loyalty, quicker pay and technology usage are effective.  The trucker shortage is everyone’s problem. The lack of drivers is causing the prices of nearly everything to go up, whether it’s your grocery bill, your business expenses or, perhaps worst of all, your Amazon Prime membership.

It’s all because shipping demands are rising in tandem with driver vacancies. For large carriers, this means a driver turnover rate as high as 94% while shipping demand, particularly for spot freight loads, is booming.

FMCSA’s new requirements for entry-level driver training

The new rules in CDL schools will go into effect by February 7, 2020.

Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), a provider of training solutions for the transportation industry, has released the name of its new training program for drivers wanting to obtain a CDL: On Ramp Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT). This new system adopts new requirements demanded by FMCSA and will be fully operational by February 2020 for state, public, and private CDL schools.

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Good and not so good: The top 5 trends in trucking

Despite the predicted slowdown of the U.S. economic growth in the first half of 2019, over half (52%) of transportation businesses report they are growing and 1 in 3 expect to continue growing their revenue by 11-25% in the next two years.

That was part of the Bibby Financial Services seminar March 28 at the 48th annual Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. The information was presented by Mary Ann Hudson, executive vice president of Bibby Transportation Finance, which surveyed 250 trucking businesses with between 1 and 100 trucks, from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28.

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Parking at rest stops becoming easier in Midwest

Intelligent Imaging Systems (IIS) delivers parking availability in Ohio.

IIS Smart Parking solutions for trucks at rest stops are up and running. Installations were recently completed in Ohio, part of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) initiative, which unites eight Midwestern states in the nation’s first Regional Truck Parking Information Management System(TPIMS).

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New delivery service combines fresh food, health education for truckers

LAS VEGAS. Bob Perry believes his new box can play a big role in improving the health of the nation’s truck drivers.

The box is from the just launched CDLMeals, which offers a pre-packaged, healthy meal delivery service. Beyond the balanced meals made from scratch, the box acts as a “driver healthy handbook,” providing nutrition and fitness information tailored for the tough lifestyle of truck drivers.

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