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....

Merry Christmas from ExpeditersOnline.com

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Posted: Dec 25th 2019
From all of us at ExpeditersOnline.com, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, happy holiday season, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year....

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...

Deck the Hauls: Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Expediter in 2019

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Nov 25th 2019
If you have an expediter on your holiday shopping list, you may not know where to start. What does your favorite expediter really want for Christmas? What's something that you can give that they would love and actually use? At ExpeditersOnline.com, we've done a lot of the research for you. And we've found seven gift ideas that your loved ones or friends in the expedited trucking industry will appreciate. Shoe ChainsPrice: $40.56 (Amazon)Details: https://www.amazon.com/ICETrek...

A Glimpse into the Future of Trucking? 3 Takeaways from Riding in a Self-Driving Vehicle

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Nov 11th 2019
After a handful of high-profile crashes in 2018 involving vehicles in "autonomous mode," I assumed the hype around autonomous vehicles (AVs) would tamp down significantly. And, for the most part, it has. Today, most automakers have pushed back their once-aggressive timelines for full (Level 5) driverless vehicles-that can drive themselves anywhere, at any speed, under any conditions-to some time later the next decade. But, when you look at just one step down to Level 4, where...

Full Circle TMS named to top 100 Freight Technology companies.

By: Contributing Writer
Posted: Nov 4th 2019
For the second year in a row, Full Circle TMS, a web-based transportation management software (TMS) provider, is excited to be named as one of the top 100 Freight Technology companies according to FreightWaves. The Freight.Tech 100 recognizes the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight. Nominations were sought, and a panel chosen by FreightWaves narrowed the list of more than 1,200 nominations to 100 companies. "I'm humbled that our small, start-up technology comp...

5-Point Checklist for Purchasing an Expedite Straight Truck

By: Sean M. Lyden - staff Writer
Posted: Oct 28th 2019
You're looking to purchase an expedite straight truck that will strike the right balance between your lifestyle needs, business objectives, and budget. But making a sizeable five-or six-figure investment in a truck can give you heartburn if you don't know what to look for. So, what should you consider when purchasing an expedite straight truck? Expedite Now recently spoke with John Lalonde, sales representative at Buckeye Western Star. He recommends that new owner-operators k...

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