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by planetfreight | Sep 20th, 2017 | no responses |

Truck drivers are on the road for long hours each week, so they don’t always have the ability to check their phone or multitask while working, they can really benefit from having necessary resources at their fingertips. This includes maps, weather alerts and now mobile apps. Today…

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by planetfreight | Sep 13th, 2017 | no responses |

Technology is constantly evolving to make logistics more efficient and affordable. Learn about the most recent supply chain trends affecting the trucking industry.

1. Autonomous Fleet
There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about

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by planetfreight | Sep 06th, 2017 | no responses |

Many people get stuck in career ruts and are unsure of how to get out. One occupation worth considering is becoming a truck driver. Even though there are countless benefits, we’re going to look at three main reasons to become a truck driver.

1. Pay and…

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by planetfreight | Aug 23rd, 2017 | no responses |

Every month we report on the latest industry trends that help us plan for the future. Take a look at the latest trends.

U.S. Trucking

The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.3% in June. The Truck…

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by planetfreight | Aug 16th, 2017 | no responses |

Just like any other industry, there are constant changes and developments in trucking. To help you stay up-to-date, we’re taking a look at five trucking regulations you should know about and how they could affect your business.

1. Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) Mandate

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by planetfreight | Aug 09th, 2017 | no responses |

Truck drivers often work long hours and have little time for recreational activities, like a daily fitness routine. It might be difficult to fit in a workout while on the road, but it isn’t impossible. We’ve put together a few exercises you can do on the go…

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by planetfreight | Aug 02nd, 2017 | no responses |

Whether you are a first-time truck driver, or you’ve been driving for a while, you might be wondering what you should bring with you on the road. To help, we’ve put together a list of the five most important items you should always keep in your cab.

Emergency Essentials:

Bring an…

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by planetfreight | Jul 26th, 2017 | no responses |

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is becoming a popular way for companies to ship their freight without using a full trailer.

Many businesses find LTL shipping a cost-effective method since they only have to pay for the sections of they truck they fill. LTL shipping also offers flexibility…

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by planetfreight | Jul 19th, 2017 | no responses |

Truckers drive thousands of miles a year, making truck breakdowns inevitable. However, there are a few things truckers can do to help prevent them.

1. Test The Tires

At least once a week, check the tire pressure in all tires on the truck. Underinflated tires can lower your fuel milage and…

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by planetfreight | Jul 12th, 2017 | no responses |

Tight deadlines mean more time behind the wheel and less time to rest for many commercial truck drivers. The result is sleep-deprived drivers on the highway. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, sleep deprivation is a factor in almost 100,000 motor vehicle accidents and…

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