I want to share with others what I’ve have learned along the way to becoming successful in the transportation industry.
I’ve operated through the industry’s ups and downs, this allows me to help others negotiate changes in our market.
The last few weeks have brought natural disaster to a couple parts of our country. Louisiana is recovering from historic flooding around Baton Rouge and California is dealing with six major wildfires at the time of this writing. Truckers must keep informed of these fast changing situations. These disaster areas also include very busy interstates30Read More
An independent owner-operator is one of the most American professions that there is. Where else can an individual buy the equipment needed to compete on the very same stage (we call it the road) with all the big fleets? As I write this, my one truck company is competing with all the 10,000 truck big fleets30Read More
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a part of the American Trucking Association (ATA), recently posted its 2016 survey of the most critical issues facing the trucking industry. In it, they present a list of 29 topics that “have been identified as the top industry issues for 2016 by industry professionals.” Participants are instructed to30Read More
I often hear truckers say that they can’t get healthy food while out on the road. There’s no easy fix to this. However, let me suggest stopping at roadside produce stands. I’ve often stopped to buy fresh produce that’s ready to eat. Sure, some of it requires washing, but I’ve bought plenty of tomatoes, apples30Read More
I just got back from the Expedite Expo in Lexington, KY. The annual show has been held in Wilmington, OH since its inception in 2001, but outgrew the venue there and was moved to the Lexington Center for the first time this year. It is the only trade event that focuses solely on the expedited30Read More
This week’s blog comes from my friends at 365Trucking.com Cadillac Ranch is the extraordinary art exhibit located outside Amarillo, TX which permanently displays several half-buried 1950’s era Cadillacs. It is located on a privately owned cow pasture but the public is welcome to visit the site. The unlocked gate to enter Cadillac Ranch is located30Read More