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14th Annual Expedite Expo Showcasing the Profit Potential in Expedited Trucking

Whether a manufacturer needs a quick shipment of components to get production rolling, or a healthcare facility orders lifesaving medical devices to ...

Middle Georgia Freightliner has NEW Service Hours

NEW HOURS! Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 10:00pm Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm We here at Middle Geoergia Freightliner-Isuzu understand the importance of keeping ...

Q&A with Tri-State Expedited Service, Inc.

I had the opportunity to visit with Charlie Getz with Tri-State Expedited Service at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Tri-State Expedited Service was one of the early pioneers of the expedited trucking industry and has been an industry leader for many years. ... Full story

EOBRs, ELDs Spell Controversy

The debate on mandatory electronic logging devices has been going on for a long time. Drivers are either for them or against them, while larger companies are definitely for them. ... Full story

What a Way to Spend a Weekend!

America’s largest trucking show for expediters, the Expedite Expo will be held July 25th and 26th at the Roberts Convention Centre in Wilmington Ohio, I-71 at Exit 50 (rt. 68). The show times for both days are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT. ... Full story

Q&A with Expediter Services

I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with Jeff Tacker, Vice President of Operations for Expediter Services, LLC to get some information on the EGG. -- Lawrence McCord, Publisher, Expedite NOW Magazine ... Full story

President unveils $302 billion highway funding plan, presses Congress to act

President Barack Obama laid out Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion highway funding plan proposal, calling on Congress to enact tax reform as a means of finding money to fund the Highway Trust fund and increase federal spending on the country’s ailing roadways. ... Full story

Recalls Issued for More Than 1,600 2012-2014 Kenworth and Peterbilt Models

Paccar is recalling 828 2012 and 2014 model year Kenworth K300 and Peterbilt 210 and 220 chassis equipped with Sure Power-brand battery equalizers or DC converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, also known as a potting compound. ... Full story

Things Not Often Taught to New Drivers: Part Three

Understanding rules and regulations can be like tap dancing in a minefield if one has not done their homework by reading the little green book that should have been issued you when you went to work for your company. If you do not have one, then purchase one at the truck stop. ... Full story

Congressional Bills Introduced that Would Allow for Hair Testing of Commercial Drivers

There are two new bills being introduced to Congress that could have a major impact on the shipping industry. These bills aim to continue to make it more difficult for lifestyle drug users to get jobs as commercial drivers by expanding the testing options that trucking companies have. ... Full story

End of Year Review

The fate of the majority of the trucking industry rests on one key “Economics 101” fundamental. Supply and demand. Supply means “trucks and drivers”; demand means “good paying freight.” The success of any company rests on one fundamental—people. ... Full story

Time to Trade, Sell, or Upgrade

With a semi truck costing $100,000 and a top-end expediting class 8 truck costing twice that, one does not make the decision to buy a new truck to replace the old one for no reason. While in semi trucks, many owner operators keep their trucks longer,and companies and fleets usually trade when the warrantees run out. Or that is what they did until the current economic downturn. ... Full story

Oil: The Life Blood of your Rig

Oil and grease can be one of the Owner Operators biggest headaches. There are many brands and they all say they are the best; that’s what marketing people do. There are standards that an oil must meet to get API certification, and as long as the oil has that, one’s probably as good as the next. ... Full story

Expediter Services Q&A

I recently had the opportunity to have a conversation with Jeff Tacker, Vice President of Operations for Expediter Services, LLC. It was a pleasure to speak with Jeff and to learn more about this company and their exciting growth. - Lawrence McCord, Publisher Expedite NOW Magazine ... Full story

New ATA image campaign

ORLANDO, Fla. — With the acknowledgement that the public no longer views truckers as knights of the road but rather just getting in the way, the trucking industry Tuesday announced at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition the launch of a fundraising effort for an industry-wide movement centered on a positive image and a more robust connection with policymakers and the general public. ... Full story

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