Truck Parking Bill Introduced

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Dec 16th 2022
A major concern for truckers is time that's being wasted as they forage for a spot to rest their truck, trailer, and self. Load One CEO and current TCA (Truckload Carriers Association) chairman, John Elliott, has been an integral voice speaking on behalf of the beleaguered trucker. John says, "You look at driver satisfaction and safety, the average driver wastes about an hour just looking for a parking spot." He adds, "You could be the CEO of a company making big money, and i...

'Tis the Season to be Cautious

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Nov 28th 2022
As the weather worsens throughout much of the country, it's not a bad idea to consider some practical gifts that the most beloved trucker in your life would find useful as well as thoughtful. Having some sort of emergency items on standby in case something unforeseen were to happen on the road would be some real ideal gift giving this holiday season. Check out some of the items below that would make even the toughest driver blush with gratitude when they unwrap such a thought...

Positive Driver Perception Is On the Rise

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Nov 16th 2022
The general public is starting to take notice in the profession and career path of the trucking professional. The most noticeable support for truckers came during the height of the pandemic, when citizens began to realize just how important a role the transportation industry plays in our day-to-day lives. And that support has continued to show overall growth, with the potential to only continue. Truck Driver Support and Yearly Growth Over the last three years, the public's pe...

Fuel Prices are Top Industry Concern

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Nov 2nd 2022
The American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition recently took place in San Diego, California and a very key discussion revolved around the 18th annual Top Industry Issues report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Top Industry Concerns Aside from the growing concern over fuel prices, industry-wide, other issues that hit the highwater mark in transportation continue to revolve around the driver shortage, driver pay, truck ...

Billing Goes Digital

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 28th 2022
For those who have been used to conducting business in the expedite world, a change is on the horizon that aims to ease some of the pains that come with billing and bills of lading (BOL). My experience in the billing arena of expedite trucking lends itself to barely more than helping drivers figure out how to use systems like TransFlo. These systems of BOL submission allow drivers to submit customer signed paperwork to their companies, which also allows them to get their pay ...

The Four-Letter S-Word

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 26th 2022
Preparing your truck for the winter season can be a daunting task, but it's also something that is extremely beneficial for those who use their prep time wisely. Doing so can spell the difference between a major incident on a slippery road or avoiding a vehicular shutdown because of lacking certain equipment. It's a smart move to get out ahead of the season. Unless you have a red coat, a white beard, and eight tiny reindeer, chances are you're going to need more than a sleigh...

Remembering Lawrence

By: Contributing Writer
Posted: Oct 24th 2022
The On Time Media family is mourning the loss of a pivotal member of the Expedite industry and community. The Founder of OTM, Lawrence McCord, passed away in the early hours of Monday, October 17th from a head-on car collision. Lawrence began his career as a driver for Roberts Express back in the 1990s. Throughout his time as a driver, he identified the need for community development within the Expedite industry. He was responsible for the birth of in 199...

E3: State of the Industry Podcast with John Elliott: John's Frequent Flyer Miles

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 20th 2022
We're already two episodes into the "State of the Industry Podcast, with John Elliott" but the third installment may be the best one yet. Our first actual in-person recording of the podcast took place in the center of the Sunshine State, Orlando, Florida! Fun discussions were had, while still delving into the more serious side of trucking and the recovery of Florida from the after-effects of Hurricane Ian. Hopefully, there are many of you who have already tuned in and are mak...

Smile! You're On Camera

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Oct 14th 2022
The principle of "the camera is always rolling," can certainly be attributed to the trucking industry. More and more companies and carriers are utilizing in-cab, and in-dash, cameras to record and capture driver behaviors and driving habits. It's a safety measure, and the practice is becoming more commonplace in order for trucking companies to maintain their safety score in good standing. There are several good reasons why a company placing these cameras in the cabs of their ...

E2: State of the Industry Podcast with John Elliott: Giving Back as a Trucking Community

By: Brandon Baxter - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 20th 2022
In this, the second episode of the State of the Industry Podcast with John Elliott, John talks about how he found himself getting into the trucking industry. From the early days of his family's involvement in the world of transportation, to his first job in the industry, and even a tidbit or two about a monkey and a driver not delivering his loads on time, we'll dive deeper into who John Elliott is and how he came to create and grow Load One. For someone who has spent so much...

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