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3 Ways to Eliminate Dispatching Errors (Guide for Truckers)

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Truck dispatchers are the backbone of the trucking industry. As you likely know, they coordinate your routes and are responsible for the goods you haul. However, dispatchers are humans too, and they can sometimes make errors.

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How to Make Yourself More Valuable as an Independent Truck Driver

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A professional independent truck driver has a lot more freedom than company drivers. However, that freedom comes at the cost of taking care of everything yourself. On top of managing everything, you’ll need to get and retain good clients.

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7 Tips for Truckers Driving During the Operation Safe Driver Week

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This year, the CVSA is having Operation Safe Driver Week from July 11-17. During Operation Safe Driver Week, law enforcement will be keeping a watchful eye for any risky driving behavior from truckers. 2021’s Operation Safe Driver Week is focused on speeding.

Financial Assistance for Independent Contractors, Small and Mid-Size Carriers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID-19 has been tough on everybody and especially on those who are keeping the supply chain moving. Truckers across the nation who find themselves in a tight spot financially will be glad to know there’s help.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Everything You Need to Know About 2021 International Roadcheck

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Are you ready for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2021 International Roadcheck? This year, the International Roadcheck is taking place from May 4th to May 6th. Continue reading below to find out how to get through these crucial 72 hours without any problems.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

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?

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.

7 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Insurance (Guide for Truckers)

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Commercial trucking insurance is always a headache for truck drivers. Whether you have company insurance or you’re an owner-operator, getting insured is never easy. There are many things you need to consider before you decide on an insurance provider.

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?

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

How to Lower Your CSA Score

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The compliance, safety, and accountability (CSA) score is one of a fleet’s most important metrics. The score is based on different metrics like total accidents, unsafe driving, hours-of-service (HOS) noncompliance, vehicle maintenance, and more.

Truck Drivers Are More Distracted Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic (Here’s Why)

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Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic started, truck drivers have become more distract ed. That distraction has led to more crashes and close calls than before the pandemic. However, why are drivers more distracted than usual, aren’t roads emptier and safer?

10 Recommendations for Truck Drivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Truck Drivers have been vital for keeping the country supplied with food, medicine, and goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the task hasn’t been easy, and truck drivers face new challenges in an already difficult job.

Is Tire Testing Worth It for Large Fleets?

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Tires are the second-highest expense for fleets after fuel. Choosing the right tires for a fleet can save an operation thousands of dollars in reduced fuel consumption and maintenance. However, no two fleets are similar, and each operation will need to find the optimum tire model and brand.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

FAQ: All You Need to Know About the UWT Carrier App and What it Can Do for You

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The UWT Carrier App has been active for over a year! We trust users are happy with their app experience so far and we look forward to getting more carriers on board. With that in mind, we wanted to review some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the UWT Carrier App.

The Art of Mindfulness and Meditation for Truck Drivers On the Road

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It’s no secret, trucking driving is a very tough job and is considered a high-risk occupation. Truckers deal with long periods of isolation, substandard living conditions, lack of sleep, time pressure, and more.

How to Take Care of Your Hygiene When You Can’t Shower On the Road

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Taking care of personal hygiene isn’t easy for truckers spending days on the road. Truckers need to stay prepared and get creative to maintain good hygiene. While there are showers available at truck stops and terminals, you may not have enough time to stop and use them.

How UWT is Responding to COVID-19

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As we manage the uncertainty that the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is causing in nearly all areas of our lives, the globe is facing unprecedented challenges.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Shipping In The Time of Covid-19

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Produce shipping has always had a lot of variables to tend with, in the best of times. Traditionally, the summer months bring in some added considerations.

The Newest Safety Technology for Truck Drivers and Fleet Operators

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Truck driving can be a dangerous job. About 13% of all traffic fatalities come from heavy trucks. Furthermore, COVID-19 has added a lot of new challenges to the world of trucking. Whether you’re a truck driver or a fleet operator, things are different than they used to be.

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Everything You Need to Know About Truck Drivers’ Medical Requirements

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Truck driving is a tough job that requires drivers to be at peak mental and physical capability. After all, the essential safety feature in a truck is the driver.

Social Distancing Tips for Drivers

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COVID-19 has taken over all our lives, and during this pandemic, refrigerated truck drivers are providing the essential service of delivery food to grocery stores. It’s been a busy time, and we have all drivers on our mind during this time.

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The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

How to Correctly Set Goals for Your Trucking Business

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Setting goals is crucial for the success and growth of your trucking company. However, setting the right goals makes all the difference in the world. Often, we set unrealistic goals and become disappointed when we don’t achieve them.

Business 101 – Our Top Tips to Increase your Operational Efficiency

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Owner operators and leased contractors who are well-versed in business practices stand a better chance at being more productive and having a better bottom line than those who aren’t.

Cargo Securement Regulations – The Proper Use of Tiedowns

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Unsecured cargo is not only dangerous but deadly for drivers on the road. In a study over three years, it was estimated that 200,000 accidents were caused by unsecured cargo falling from trucks.

Driver Shortage Is Still the Biggest Challenge In The Trucking Industry

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Across the USA, the driver shortage ranks as the number one issue in the trucking industry. It’s a problem that has plagued the trucking industry for at least the past 15 years. With the pandemic making the shortage worse, is there a way to increase driver retention over the coming years?

GEP Outlook 2021 Report

It’s 2021, and many enterprises are still reeling from the unprecedented disruption of last year. Get a leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report, featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal.