Defining Expedite Freight

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Mar 18th 2024
Expedite freight has seemingly always been unapologetically classified as time sensitive material, which is certainly true from a purely logistical standpoint. However, to think of it in terms a lifelong long hauler might need to have it explained is a little more complicated than that. With this in mind, let's get a grip on what it actually means to be an expediter! From the Driver's Perspective Hurry up and wait. This phrase is perhaps the best way to describe the nature of...

Get Down with Downtime

By: Brandon Baxter - staff Writer
Posted: Mar 11th 2024
Using your downtime effectively is an important key to both managing and maximizing your ability to stay ready when that next load offer comes your way. Like most of us, it's probably very easy to slip into old habits or routines that can be time-killing and counterproductive. So, here are some suggestions of what you can do with your time as you prepare for your next trip. Meal Prep In today's society, especially in a greater health-conscious setting, more and more people ar...

Becoming your Own Boss

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Feb 12th 2024
"I will do today what others won't so I can do tomorrow what others can't." This quote by the all-time great, Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver, Jerry Rice captures the essence of just what it takes to become successful as an expediter. How? Well, just think about it for a moment. Whether you're an owner-operator or a 1099 contract driver, you are a business owner. YOU are the boss. Sure, you may have clear instructions from the carrier, broker, or shipper, on how a loa...

Honesty in the Trucking Industry

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Jan 14th 2024
In transportation, honesty is a door that swings both ways. Not only are drivers seeking employment expecting a straight-up recruiter to give them the scoop on what to anticipate with a potential company. But to be fair, there is a certain level of honesty that recruiters require out of potential driving candidates as well. And as long as we're being honest here, both sides could certainly learn a thing or two from the other. Don't Tell Me What I Want To Hear A recruiter tell...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Dec 25th 2023
From the team at, we'd like to take a few moments to pause and reflect on how the years may seem to endlessly advance but the base formula for expedited gift shopping and giving remains unchanged. During the holidays, many in the truck driving community that we love and hold dear are busy working to help maintain an economy that is largely based on buying and selling. Most folks don't typically consider much beyond the customary exchanging of funds in ord...

Bring on Truck Driver Barbie

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Dec 18th 2023
For decades now, the Barbie doll has been a symbol of female empowerment for young girls all over the world, demonstrating through various professions that they can aspire to be anything they set their minds to. Barbie has undoubtedly been an inspiration for generations and will surely continue to be just that as the years roll on. However, one crucial profession Barbie has yet to explore is that of the wonderful world of truck driving. Recognizing that women certainly play a...

'Tis the Season to be Prepared

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Dec 11th 2023
Once again, it's that time of year when we head out into the shops and stores in search of the best possible gifts for the ones we love. It's the holiday season, after all! And whether you prefer to do your spending whilst braving the wilds of malls and department stores on Black Friday, or you've adopted the far less stressful route of online present pursuance, I figured it might be nice to share some ideas for gift considerations. I've always appreciated a gift that someone...

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

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