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Mar 19

How often have you called about a load, only to learn that it’s too heavy for your equipment or that it’s lighter than what you’re looking for? Soon, all loads on Getloaded 3.0 will be required to have the weight listed before they're posted on the load board, so you'll have more information up front and can get rid of some of that wasted effort.

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Mar 19

Thomas Heilemann got his CDL as a backup plan. He joined driving school almost on a whim, but after he got behind the wheel, he was hooked. He started truck driving in 2004, and since he was only 21 years old, he earned a quick nickname "Campus Boy" because other drivers thought he looked more like a college student than a trucker.

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Mar 19
Are you going to be at MATS in Louisville, KY? We’ll have free t-shirts for any Getloaded members at the trucking show. We’re still looking for good trucking stories, too – tell us how you got into trucking, what sort of equipment you’re running, anything that’s happened over the road that was too crazy to believe. We could pay you $50 for the story. [More]
2 Feb 25
If you’ve been turning down loads recently because you didn’t have enough trucks available, your first impulse might be to start looking to add to your fleet. Adding a truck is costly, though. Starting your own brokerage might be a less expensive way to grow your trucking business. [More]
1 Feb 24
It’s a scenario many truckers are all too familiar with: You’re running out of hours and can’t find a place to park. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could reserve a parking spot ahead of time? Well, soon you can – at least at two rest stops in Tennessee. [More]
Jan 27
If you've already made the jump up to Getloaded Version 3, you may have noticed some recent upgrades to the mobile version of our load board. Now it's even easier to find loads from your smartphone or tablet, so you don't have to wait until you're in front of a computer and risk someone else getting the best loads before you can. [More]
Jan 19
As you close the books on 2014, now’s a great time to take stock of what worked, what didn’t, and what you’ll need in order to file income taxes. But this year’s income tax returns come with a new wrinkle, namely the Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare. [More]
1 Jan 16
Hauling flatbed loads is one of the more physically demanding types of trucking. What makes a trucker want to endure the challenges of flatbedding? What makes them pull a skateboard, drop-deck or removable goose-neck trailer? What are the benefits and drawbacks of running a flatbed operation? Let's find out. [More]
1 Dec 18
The two most unpopular parts of last year’s Hours-of-Service (HOS) bill have been suspended. Drivers are still required to spend 34 hours off the clock after working 70 hours in a week, but the 34-hour restart is no longer required to include two periods between 1:00 AM and 5:00 AM, and a driver can use the restart more than once in a week. [More]
8 Dec 16
Carrier insurance was back in the news this month. The FMCSA finally published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), and it recommends raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers. The ANPR doesn’t say how much the new minimum will be, though. Before the FMCSA makes that decision, you can give feedback during the public comment period, which ends Feb. 26. [More]