There’s never been a guarantee that a carrier can find a replacement for a driver who switches companies. But, now with the truck driver shortage, it’s becoming even more difficult and imperative to hold onto quality drivers.

The past few years have seen a potential driver shortage problem turn into a real driver shortage problem. Many of the carriers I work with are paying closer attention to recruiting and retention techniques more than ever before.

I’m happy to share that Cargo Transporters has once again secured the title of our Carrier of the Year in the 301-999 size segment. They deserve double congratulations as the only contract carrier to hold the title for two consecutive years. I’d say the competition for this award is somewhat fierce, and Cargo Transporters 100% [...]

It’s no secret that freight capacity is tight in 2018. As you navigate this challenging market, however, you may be wondering what factors led us to where we are today. A major shortage of drivers, a new mandate, high loads and even Mother Nature have all contributed in their own ways. Here’s how these factors [...]

Flatbed Trucking

If you operate flatbed equipment, you likely noticed that demand for flatbed trailers is skyrocketing. Flatbed shipping is typically known for seasonality and variability in demand, but today’s imbalance with supply and demand is overpowering typical market cycles. What’s causing the demand for flatbed equipment? Well, it’s a mixture of things. There’s certainly overlap with [...]

I’ve never met more authentic people than my contacts at A.N. Webber. Their straightforward and reliable service makes them a clear leader in my mind. After working with them for 16 years, I’m pleased to announce that they’re our Carrier of the Year in the 101-300 size segment. They continuously provide capacity solutions for many [...]

Last December, the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect for the broader carrier community, marking a change in how professional truck drivers and commercial motor carriers log hours of service (HOS). The federal ELD mandate, which states that fleets previously using paper logbooks needed to equip their trucks with ELDs, went into full [...]

It’s not common for something to last 20 years anymore. So when I started working with Pope Trucking, and I learned they’ve been in business for 40 years and hauled for C.H. Robinson for 20, I knew they were something special.

When you’ve worked with carriers as long as I have (22 years and counting), you learn how important relationships are. And you quickly realize that when you find good people to work with, you stick with them. Abdul at Skymile Logistics and his entire team are definitely a group of good people. And I’ve been [...]

Carrier Spotlight 2018: Amaya Transportation | The Road We all have visions for where life will take us. But I’ve only known a few people courageous enough to take the leap of faith required in chasing the dream. And they are truly remarkable individuals. The founders of Amaya transportation, Veronica and Manuel Amaya are exactly [...]