How Professionalism Can Help You Grow Your Expedite Business

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Mar 2nd 2020
A common misconception, especially among newbie expedite owner-operators, is that it's the carrier's job to market them effectively and keep them busy. These owner-operators see themselves strictly as drivers, not salespeople or marketers. So, they don't consider the image they project to customers. But when freight begins to slow, these owner-operators don't understand why they're sitting while other trucks seem to be moving and getting good loads. They point the finger at t...

The Latest Developments in All-Electric Vans

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 24th 2020
Will battery-electric vans take the expedited trucking world by storm any time soon? Perhaps not in the near term-say, the next three to five years or so. After all, the current vehicle range (between charges) in most of today's electric van models is about 150 miles, which is still too short for most expedite applications. But as battery technology continues to advance, offering longer range capabilities at lower costs, we could start seeing the economic advantage tilt towar...

How to Tell You're Ready for Truck Ownership

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 17th 2020
The expedited trucking business can be lucrative for owner-operators. But it takes a lot of hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the business to succeed for the long haul as a truck owner. How can you tell if you're ready for truck ownership before you take the plunge? Use the 3 "M's" as your guide. #1. MissionWhy do you want to purchase a truck for expediting? Is it because you've driven for a fleet owner for a while, learned the business, gotten advice from successful ow...

7-Point Checklist for Choosing an Expedite Carrier in Today's Market

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 10th 2020
The trucking industry, including the expedite market, has endured a tumultuous several months as several high-profile and smaller carriers have shut their doors. So, if you're an owner-operator or fleet owner, it's more important than ever to align yourself with a carrier that best fits your business-and is built to weather the storms. What should you look for in a carrier? Here is a seven-point checklist to help you cover your bases. 1. Does the carrier accept the type of ve...

Expedited Trucking 2020: The State of the Industry

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jan 27th 2020
For many in the expedited trucking industry, 2019 brought strong headwinds and a lot of economic pain and uncertainty, despite continued records highs in the stock market. So, can we expect the headwinds to die down any time soon? Or, are there still storms ahead that we need to watch for? EO spoke with John Elliott, chief executive officer for Load One LLC, and Jeff Curry, chief executive officer for Premium Transportation Logistics, asking them to peer into their crystal ba...

What's New in Class 8 Trucks for Expediters in 2020

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jan 13th 2020
As an expedite owner-operator or fleet owner who runs straight trucks or tractors for your business, you might be looking into purchasing new vehicles this year. So, what's new in heavy-duty trucks for 2020? What will you see in terms of new technologies, available options, and standard offerings that could impact your fuel efficiency, maintenance costs, and safety? Here are the trucks with notable changes for 2020 to give you an idea of what to expect. FreightlinerFreightlin...

The 7 Habits of Highly Profitable (and Sought-After) Expedite Drivers

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jan 6th 2020
You've decided to drive for a fleet owner to help you explore whether you want to become an owner-operator or fleet owner down the road eventually. But, in the meantime, you want to make as much money as possible in your role as a driver. And typically, that means joining forces with a top-notch fleet owner who has the business savvy to keep you busy earning income. So, how do you become the type of driver that the best fleet owners want to have driving their trucks-and set y...

Happy New Year

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Posted: Jan 3rd 2020
Better late than never... We at ExpeditersOnline.com wish all of you a very happy and prosperous 2020....

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Posted: Dec 25th 2019
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Load One provides lightning-fast shipping for just about everything

By: Jack Glenn - FreightWaves.com
Posted: Dec 18th 2019
CEO John Elliott rattled off Load One's achievements in the fast-paced world of expedited shipping during a chat with FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller on the FreightWavesTV show "Fuller Speed Ahead." "When you look at the world of transportation or trucking, everyone wants to optimize, squeeze every penny and learn how to preplan," Elliott said. "We're the polar opposite. We deal with everything on the fly." Elliott compared expedited services to calling an ambulance in that yo...

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