May 22

Staying on top of driver logbook issues is one of the primary duties you have as a trucking company owner. Self-auditing this important record is one of many steps you should take to ensure that you’re in compliance with DOT regulations. Making sure you comply with these rules is more important than ever since the passage of the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010).

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2 May 15

In this and future blogs on the subject of truck maintenance and repair, we’re going to get advice from Owner Operators and Small Carriers on repair and maintenance. Let’s start with tires - we’d like to hear how you get the most miles out of your tires and stay safe.

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8 May 08

It's going to happen, at a scale or inspection station, or on the highway with blue lights flashing behind you. At some point in your trucking career you'll be given a citation from a police or DOT officer indicating he or she thinks you violated a traffic or trucking regulation. How you handle it from when the officer asks for your CDL, registration, logbook and bills of lading will determine how it affects your future driving career.

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1 Apr 17

Have you noticed something different? We recently launched a new generation in load searching for Getloaded Version 3 users that delivers relevant searches if your search doesn't deliver more than one page of loads. In other words, instead of having to go back and tweak your search criteria to try and find the right loads, we're doing the work for you now.

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4 Apr 15

How many times has one of your trucks arrived at a shipper or receiver before the designated appointment time, only to sit for several hours or even a day beyond the aforementioned delivery time?


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Mar 19

We're looking forward to meeting up with Getloaded members and making new friends at Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville! This year, we're giving away this vintage Texaco "Diesel Chief" fuel pump. This baby is the real deal and would look great in your shop or man-cave, so don't forget to stop by booth 68084 to enter for your chance to win!

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Mar 05

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “take care of your own business; otherwise someone else will take care of it for you.” This is certainly true when it comes to self-auditing the driver logbook. As the owner or manager of your trucking company, you’re the person who bears ultimate responsibility for the accuracy of all logs.

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Feb 07

In our last blog, Nicky Hammerlane was heading out to bring a piece of equipment back to his customer while B.A. Rhoades and his wife did a business cost analysis per Nicky’s instructions. Their goal: to keep B.A.’s competitor from stealing their freight customers...

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Jan 29

Nicky Hammerlane continues to try to help find a solution to B.A. Rhoades problem with a competitor undercutting his rates. Can B.A. eliminate enough costs to position himself to win back the shipper?

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1 Jan 24

In any business, forming good relationships with customers and working with businesses that you trust is vital to your trucking company's success. We know that throughout the course of your business, you find particular carriers or brokers that you prefer to work with whenever possible, but sometimes the stars don't align as often as you'd like.

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