Timothy Brady is an author, columnist, speaker and business coach who provides information, training and educational presentations for large and small trucking companies, logistics organizations and community groups. He's the business editor American Trucker Magazine, the "Answer Guy" for trucking education website TruckersU.com, and author and business editor for Write Up The Road Publishing & Media.

As a speaker, Brady is inspirational, motivating, and empowering in his presentations.With 25 years of trucking experience, Brady's held positions from company driver to owner/operator to small trucking business owner, with experience in sales, insurance and business management, he has a well-rounded wealth of experience and knowledge. Visit TimothyBrady.com for more info.

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]
Oct 20
Are you starting your own trucking company? Thinking about making your spouse your business partner? Here are some questions to consider before you open that new business. [More]
2 Oct 09
How often have you pulled up to a shipper or receiver’s yard, only to be left waiting for hours to get loaded or unloaded? Getting compensated for that detention time is a problem a lot of small carriers or any other driver getting paid by the mile, because extra time spent at the loading docks doesn’t put extra paid miles under the tires. [More]
1 Sep 12
Getloaded might be chock full of trucks made for hauling – everything from reefers, vans, and flatbeds to cargo vans, lowboys, hopper bottoms – but do you know who’s credited with building the first semi-truck? [More]
Sep 04
More than half the carriers on the Getloaded load board run flatbeds and specialty equipment, so it's important to know the best way to strap down that specialized load. Each type of trailer and cargo requires its own securement system, and there are several areas of concern when securing a load to a trailer. [More]
Aug 15

The Great American Trucking Show is upon us once again. Most of the time it depends on whether or not you've got a load going the right way, but if you're heading to Dallas for GATS this year, here are some ideas to really make the most of your time (and your miles of walking).

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Jul 17

Sometimes you only hear about the special events an over-the-road (OTR) trucker misses – college graduations, weddings, family barbecues. And that's always regrettable – the only way to work around those occurrences is to get a good relationship with dispatch and make sure you and the home office both hear about events in plenty of time to do some planning.

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Jul 17

Flatbedders face all kinds of logistics challenges: how to safely load, secure and transport unusual items that, because of size, shape and weight can only be transported on a flatbed or stepdeck trailer. And while there isn't an app for loading and securing these specialty-type flatbed loads, the FMCSA does have specific regulations that must be followed.

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Jun 17

A wise man once said, "If the wheels aren't turning, you're not earning." So when you're trying to run a successful trucking operation, staying healthy so you can keep moving is vital. While you can't avoid everything, you can avoid common issues that increase your risk for food-borne illness when you're on the road and at home.

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2 Jun 17

Flatbedding is one of the most physically demanding jobs a trucker can take on. What makes a trucker endure these challenges? What makes them pull a skateboard, drop-deck or removable goose-neck trailer? What are the benefits and drawbacks of running flatbeds? In this and future blogs, I'll interview real flatbedders of all different stripes to find the answers.

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