Expedite Owner-Operator Advice on Choosing (and Using) Dash Cams

By: Sean M. L:yden - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 14th 2019
As a commercial truck driver, you're a target. If your truck is involved in a collision, you can bank on the fact that the finger of blame will be pointed at you, unless you can prove otherwise. That's where dash cams come in. "As independent contractors or small business owners, I think dash cams are a must," says Jason Hutchens, an owner-operator who, with his wife Heather, shares advice on all things expediting on The Crafty Trucker Youtube channel. "The way people drive t...

Getting Your Amazon Packages When You're on the Road

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 30th 2019
You're an expediter with an Amazon Prime account because you like the product selection, cost savings, and convenience. But how do you get packages delivered to you while you're away from home for weeks at a time? Amazon offers a service to solve this challenge that folks in the expedite industry are just beginning to notice-and use: Amazon Hub Lockers. In fact, YouTubers Jerry McCallister and Don Clute with Expediter Boogie (watch video) and Heather and Jason Hutchens with T...

How to Navigate a Cash-Flow Crunch

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 23rd 2019
A union strike that shuts down several automotive plants. Trade wars that create economic uncertainty. A drone attack in Saudi Arabia that drives up global oil prices. These are just a few recent events outside of your control that may be impacting your business as an expediter. So, how do you respond when your business starts taking a hit? Focus on what you can control-cash management. Ideally, you will have built up a large enough emergency fund to weather most economic st...

5 Workforce Trends Impacting the Driver Shortage (and What to Do About It)

By: Sean M. Lyden - Steff Writer
Posted: Sep 17th 2019
The driver shortage is the most critical issue in the trucking industry, with driver retention taking the third spot, according to the American Trucking Research Institute's (ATRI) most recent survey. Tim Hindes, CEO at Stay Metrics, cited this study during his talk on "Driver Retention: Engage, Reward, and Keep Your Best Driver" at Expedite Expo 2019 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, in July. "[ATRI] asks every year: 'What's keeping you up at night? What are the most critical things yo...

Proposed Rule Changes for Hours-of-Service: What's Your Opinion?

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 9th 2019
Improved safety. Greater flexibility. Increased productivity. These are the key reasons why the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently published proposed changes to hours of service (HOS) rules. "We listened directly to the concerns of drivers for rules that are safer and have more flexibility-and we have acted. We encourage everyone to review and comment on this proposal," FMCSA Administrator Raymond P. Martinez said ...

3 Success Tips from Top Expedite YouTubers

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 3rd 2019
Imagine you could be in the same room with the expedited trucking industry's most popular YouTubers and ask them questions to get real-world advice on how to start and grow your business. That's precisely what attendees got to experience in the "Q&A with Successful Expedite Drivers" session at Expedite Expo 2019 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, in July. The panelists included: The Trucking Couple: Frank and Stephanie Rebelo, who were also finalists for Expediter of the Year The Cr...

Keeping Good Records to Keep More Money in Your Pocket

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Aug 26th 2019
How you keep and organize your business receipts can make a significant impact on how much profit you get to keep after filing your taxes. That was a big topic of discussion in a workshop titled "Expedite Your Financial Well-Being" led by Jim O'Donnell, CEO and founder at Trucker Tax Service Inc., and owner-operator Linda Caffee with Freightliner Team Run Smart at Expedite Expo 2019 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, in July. In case you missed i...

4 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Credit

By: Sean M. Lyden
Posted: Aug 19th 2019
Knowledge is power. And when it comes to your credit report, knowledge is buying power. That's because your credit score not only impacts whether or not you get approved for financing to buy a truck or van but also several other factors tied to the cost of vehicle ownership, including the required down payment, interest rate (and, thus, monthly payment), and insurance costs. Even if you could qualify to buy a truck with a below average credit score, it could still cost you hu...

6 Free Resources to Help You Make More Money in Expediting

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jul 29th 2019
We live in one of the greatest times to be alive when it comes to free resources available to succeed in business. And that's especially true when it comes to the expedited trucking business. With free events, education, and online communities, there's no shortage of opportunities to help you grow. But what are those free resources? Here are six to check out. #1. Expediters Online (Open Forum)When you're traveling in a truck, away from home for several weeks at a time, it's e...

Lisa Morway Wins Expediter of the Year Award for 2019

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jul 23rd 2019
The 19th edition of Expedite Expo, the only trade show geared exclusively to the expedited trucking industry, introduced a new venue, new format, and new lineup of industry education classes. And at the close of the show on July 20 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the Expo also delivered a new Expediter of the Year award winner: Lisa Morway with V3 Transportation. Morway was selected among a strong field of finalists that included Vanessa Schr...

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