2 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]
1 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]
3 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]
Dec 16
Chad Rozanski enlisted in the Army so he could get out of Arkansas and go see the world. After his team suffered an attack in Iraq, he picked up the pieces and started his own trucking company. [More]
189 Nov 25
There’s a lot of freight out there these days. In fact, there's so much that shippers have started relying more and more on LTL to get goods to market – goods that shippers used to ship only when they had a full truckload. [More]
1 Nov 19
For small carriers and owner-operations, the playing field has leveled in a lot of ways. For the mega-carriers, the nationwide driver shortage has made keeping drivers more important than finding loads, while brokers have had trouble finding truckload capacity this year. That's led to a lot of available freight, so how can you make sure you’re not leaving money on the table? [More]
4 Nov 11
By now you’ve probably heard that the FMCSA is looking into raising the minimum amount of insurance that carriers are required to have on their trucks. An Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking was filed last month, with the FMCSA claiming that the current minimums of $750,000 for general freight and $1 million for hazardous materials were too low, but they haven’t made a decision on what the new minimum might be. [More]