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How to Start an Owner-Operator Business In 2022 (5 Things You Need to Keep In Mind)

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You’ve given it some thought, and now you want to take a giant leap and start your own trucking business and become an independent owner-operator. Starting an owner-operator business means you’ll get to run your business the way you want. However, starting an owner-operator business is no small task.

The Impact of Real-Time Coaching Apps On The Trucking Industry

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Every fleet manager wants to ensure that their trucks are running as efficiently. as possible. However, differences in fuel economy will emerge between two similar trucks driving the same route in the same conditions.

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How Ride Stability Affects Fuel Consumption for Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles

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In trucking, everything is all about the bottom line. Arguably, what affects the bottom line the most is fuel consumption. Fleet managers and owner-operators alike try to maximize fuel efficiency in a number of different ways.

Can Truckers Do Anything to Minimize Detention Time and Get Back on the Road?

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Unfortunately, truck detention is a common and almost unavoidable occurrence. Not only is it irritating, but detention wastes precious time and money. Not only that, but it can delay other pickups and deliveries, essentially ruining any scheduling and planning.

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How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

Can a Smart Watch Encourage Truckers to Be More Active on the Road?

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When people think of truckers, they imagine someone who isn’t very active. After all, the nature of truck driving can lead to a sedentary lifestyle. It’s easy to see that life on the road doesn’t allow for a lot of time to get enough exercise.

How Much Did the Covid Pandemic Affect the Global Food Supply Chain?

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The COVID-19 pandemic shook the world to its very foundation. No more was the shock felt than in the global food supply chain, which was heavily disrupted at the start of the pandemic. However, despite the amassing problems, the supply chain rebounded and, in some ways, strengthened.

How to Quickly (And Easily) Land Your First Truck Driving Job

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You’ve just gotten your CDL, and you’re eager to start driving, but to do that, you’ll need to land your first job. As daunting as this task might seem, it’s a lot easier than you might imagine.

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How to Find the Best Public Radio Stations for Your Long Drives

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Long haul truck drivers have a lot of time on the open road. All that time can get pretty dull without some good noise. Most truckers have likely listened to their favorite albums at least a million times. That’s why public radio is so important for truckers.

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7 Reasons Why All Owner Operators Should Track Their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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One of the key ways owner-operators thrive is by setting and achieving goals. However, sometimes it’s difficult to tell if you’re reaching specific goals. That’s where key performance indicators (KPIs) come in.

The Easiest Platform to Manage Shipments

Access Uber Freight’s network of more than 100,000 carriers, generate instant quotes, get competitive rates, tender loads in seconds, automate manual workflows, and track end-to-end load status from any device with this easy-to-use shipper platform.

How Zero-Emission Refrigerated Grocery Deliveries Are Slowly Becoming a Reality

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It’s no secret, trucks release a lot of emissions as they keep the supply chain moving. However, as technology gets better, the reality of a zero-emission Class 8 truck has gotten closer.

7 Reasons Truckers Are Moving to Smaller Carriers

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The trucking industry, like many others, is dominated by large companies. In the industry, these companies are known as mega carriers. If you’re a trucker, then there’s a good chance you work or have worked for one of these companies.

5 Things the Regulators Need to Fix to Show How Important Truck Drivers Are for the Economy

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As everyone in the trucking industry knows, truckers are essential to the economy. They are the country’s lifeblood as they move goods and medicines nationwide. After all, it’s estimated that trucks move $10.4 trillion worth of goods across the country each year.

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The Repair and Maintenance of Electric Trucks Compared to Diesel Engines

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Repairs and maintenance are a fact of life when it comes to the trucking industry. You’re likely all too familiar with problems that can happen with diesel engines. However, it looks like electric trucks will be the trucks of the future. So, what does that mean for repair and maintenance?

Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

Can You Reach 11 MPG in Your Truck? 5 Tips to Help You Get There

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Nationwide, class 7 and 8 trucks get on average about 6 miles to the gallon. Now, what if we told you that you might be able to push that number up to 11. You might be thinking, reaching 11 miles per gallon in your truck is an impossible.

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Trucking with Clean Tech – How will the Industry Handle the Switch to Renewables?

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As it stands, the trucking industry is responsible for about 28 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions in the US. If the US wants to reach its climate goals, the trucking industry will need a big change. However, we all know that the trucking industry runs on diesel and other fossil fuels.

3 Simple And Effective Tactics to Motivate And Retain Truck Drivers

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The last thing any carrier wants is to have a high turnover rate. That’s when employees are quickly coming and going —usually due to employee dissatisfaction. Of course, not all drivers are up to snuff, and finding good drivers is a difficult task.

How to Minimize The Risks of GPS Routing

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GPS has revolutionized the way that truckers get from point A to point B. However, truckers may not always use GPS devices correctly. Sometimes drivers simply put in the wrong address and don’t double-check their route.

Market Insights Report: Top Trends for 2022 Planning and Beyond

The freight report you need for insights into where the industry is headed and how to stay resilient in 2022.

5 Ways Trucking Management Software Can Help Owner-Operators Save Money

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Owner-operators have a lot to take care of—finding freight, day-to-day responsibilities, tracking expenses, delivering invoices, and even driving a truck themselves. It can be overwhelming, to say the least.

How to Look at Truck Inspections as a Positive Thing (A Guide for Truckers)

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Truck inspections are probably the most disliked part about trucking. After all, you signed up to be out hauling cargo on the road, not checking every nook and cranny on your truck.

Why Are Premium Apple Varieties Like Pazazz and Honeycrisp Growing In Popularity?

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Lately, the popularity of the premium apple category has exploded. In years past, conventional apples have lost a lot of ground against premium apple varieties like Pazazz and Honeycrisp. So how have premium apples captivated so many new buyers?

The Business Impact of DOT Violations

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The United States Department of Transport (USDOT or DOT) is responsible for regulating the entire transportation industry. The branch that’s responsible for the trucking industry is called The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.

3 Simple Tips to Improve Your Mental Health While on the Road

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As every truck driver knows, trucking isn’t easy. Long hours on the road, isolation, time pressure, and cramped conditions can do a number on mental health. Depression and anxiety are some of the most significant issues facing truck drivers today.

5 Tactics You Can Use to Improve Tire Life Cycles On Your Fleet

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Improving your fleet’s tire life is crucial to running a cost-effective and efficient fleet. After all, fuel efficiency and tread life go hand in hand. As every fleet manager knows, keeping your fuel efficiency as high as possible is the key to keeping costs down.

Are Autonomous Trucks More Productive Than Classic Fleets?

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Everyone seems certain that the future of trucking will be autonomous. Big trucking companies are betting that AI technology will be able to operate trucks more productively than ever before.

How AI Dash Cameras Are Improving the Safety of Truck Drivers

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Dash cameras have been around for a long time, but new artificial intelligence (AI) upgrades are revolutionizing them. AI dashcams are no longer passive recorders but are active in detecting threats on the road.

The Digital Levers You Need to Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

For supply chain and procurement pros, cost reduction is is a top priority today. This timely new paper from GEP explores powerful and effective digital levers that can help you to slash costs and create more value for the business. Read it now.

How to Recruit More Female Truck Drivers In 2022 and Beyond?

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It’s no secret, trucking is a male-dominated profession. While many women work as dispatchers and at fleet headquarters, they often don’t sit behind the wheel. It’s estimated that female drivers account only for less than 10% of the trucking workforce.

The Pros and Cons of Low Rolling Resistance Truck Tires – Are They Right for You?

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If there’s one thing that every trucker wants, it’s better fuel efficiency. One of the ways to get better fuel efficiency is through the use of low rolling resistance (LRR) truck tires. However, nothing is without its tradeoffs, and low rolling resistance tires are no exception.

How Much Will It Cost You to Start Your Own Trucking Business?

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Perhaps you’re done with driving for others, and you’d like to launch your very own trucking business. Or you’re from an entirely different profession and you think it’s a good time to jump into the hauling business. The question is, how much will it cost to start a trucking business?

Will We Be Riding Electric Trucks in the Near Future?

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Heavy diesel trucks made their debut in the 1930s, and now almost all commercial trucks on the road are diesel-powered. However, the future of trucking is upon us as battery, and fuel-cell trucks become more viable.

How to Create Business Value with an Effective Supplier DEI Program

Supplier diversity programs can help enhance enterprise reputation, but what can they do for the bottom line? This new paper from GEP that provides a plan to create business value with an effective supplier DEI program. Read it now.