Winter. Is. Coming.

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 23rd 2023
Preparing your truck for the winter season that's assuredly on the way can be a discouraging task, but it's also something that is extremely beneficial for those who use their prep time wisely. Doing so can mean the difference between a major incident on a slippery road or avoiding a major shutdown because of lacking certain winter weather equipment. It would be a smart move to get out ahead of the season. And unless you have a red coat, a white beard, and eight tiny reindeer...

Can Youth be Served?

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 9th 2023
How does the trucking industry appeal to the youth of today? As older drivers age out of the workforce and companies and carriers struggle to fill empty trucks, is there a way to reach a younger generation of commercial and expedite truck drivers? The trucking industry currently has a prime opportunity to change its image and brand itself to a new generation of drivers. Exiting the pandemic, truckers and delivery drivers have become highly regarded as the general public now h...

Happy Truckers Appreciation Day!

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 4th 2023
A simple thank you is never enough. One more time, before the end of 2023, we extend our gratitude in the direction of those truckers who go above and beyond the call of duty. Every. Single. Day. Happy Truckers Appreciation day from

Getting Into Expedite

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 2nd 2023
So, you want to be an expediter, do you? The expedite industry has witnessed a recent infusion of renewed interest in driving opportunities, but driver training programs need additional resources and instructors to handle the influx of such folks who are eager to join the party. This has shown to prove consistent within both independent driver training schools and carriers that have their own training programs. What Exactly Does This Mean? Expedite carriers typically will wor...

The Latest on Truck Parking

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 25th 2023
During a visit to South Dakota, kicking off National Driver Appreciation Week, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with truckers and addressed their continued call for improved truck parking. The visit was intended to announce more than $80 million in funding to improve access to truck parking and advance highway safety nationwide. The funding is part of President Joe Biden's bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), and will help expand access to truc...


By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 30th 2023
***ANOTHER UPDATE*** The United Auto Workers union and Jeep maker Stellantis reached a tentative contract agreement this past Saturday. The deal, which still must be ratified by members, left only GM without an agreement with the union. Until today, that is. Details are still to come, but it's being reported that GM and the UAW have also reached a tentative deal that will effectively put to rest the coordinated strikes which began on September 15th. The Stellantis deal is sai...

Driver Appreciation Week 2023

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 8th 2023
A simple "thank you" will never be enough. I mean, what really can be said to the men and women who spend hours, days, weeks, and months away from their families while keeping America's gears grinding in a forward motion? This is Driver Appreciation Week, September 10th through the 16th. It's a week where we, as the transportation industry, aim to recognize the collective trucking and driving community as a way of saying thank you for the jobs they perform on our behalf. I'm ...

Brake Safety Week is Here!

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Aug 21st 2023
Safety in trucking should always be taken seriously. As a recruiter, I've spent years pouring over the driving backgrounds and Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) of many a commercial driver. This also includes the all-powerful Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), which details a driver's Out-of-Service (OOS) records among many other things. One of the easiest ways to determine if a driver would qualify to drive for a specific company is to dissect the PSP in an attempt to unders...

Come Meet Our Exhibitors and Speakers!

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Jul 17th 2023
The world thrives on connections and networking, and attending industry-specific events and expos is an excellent way to foster those connections. The 2023 Expedite Expo and Crossroads of America Trucking Shows are no different, in that they offer a golden opportunity for industry professionals and expediting enthusiasts to directly engage with all types of exhibiting companies and carriers. Entering its 22nd year, and being held July 21st and 22nd in Fort Wayne, Indiana, thi...

Infrastructure Investments Announced

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Jul 2nd 2023
Since taking office, the Biden administration has made infrastructure development a key priority. With ongoing efforts to revitalize America's aging infrastructure and bolster the economy, the Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced an impressive allocation of $2.2 billion in funding for 162 infrastructure projects across the country. This type of heavy investment marks a crucial step in the administration's mission to create a more resilient, efficient, and sus...

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