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Don’t Be a Victim of Identity Theft! 7 Theft Prevention Tips You Need to Know

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In the beginning of June, we wrote an article on Financial Scams. While these are on the rise in the transportation industry lately, they are not the only type of fraud that exists. Identity theft is another type of fraud that happens regularly to carriers.

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How To Save Money With Fuel Purchase Routing

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According to industry experts, fuel purchases can account for approximately 25% of a trucking company’s operating expenses. The average truck driver travels around 68,000 miles per year and gets an average of 5.29 miles per gallon, which translates to over $37,000 being spent yearly on fuel.

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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.

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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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

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.

Do You Know the 3 Biggest Challenges Shippers Have to Face in The Logistics Industry?

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Shippers face a plethora of problems in the logistics industry, but some challenges are more prevalent and common than others. Here we go over 3 of the most common challenges that shippers are facing in the logistics industry in recent years. Infrastructure & staffing.

6 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep for Drivers

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Did you know that driver fatigue and tiredness causes 13% of all large truck crashes? Not only is driving when you’re tired dangerous (especially in a huge truck) but it will inevitably start to negatively affect your mood and morale over time.

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Cherry Season – 2020 Outlook, Risk Factors and Loading Guides

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The Pacific Northwest cherry season is set to begin with the season lasting from the first week of June until the end of August. Cherries are ripened on the tree and are harvested, packed, and on the retailer’s shelves within 2-3 days.

Pulling Onto The Shoulder – What to Do and How to Get Back into Traffic

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Day after day, truck drivers put themselves at risk on the road. There are still many skills that commercial truck drivers learn when first getting their license. These skills are key to not forget as they clock their miles on the freeways.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How to Create Predictable Service Schedules for Over the Road Transportation

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According to Pro*Act’s The Source , California and Arizona trucks are plentiful and should be that way for the near future, and Washington’s truck supply is steady.

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10 Essential Winter Driving Tips for New Truckers

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Last week, we posted about shifting into winter and making sure you have your chains ready. Chain requirements go into effect tomorrow! If you are new to trucking, this might be your first winter on the road.

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Spotlight On: Mexican Produce. The Demand, Supplies, and Transitions you Need to Know

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Mexico’s agricultural industry is an important sector for the country’s economy, and produce exports are of course critical. Mexico is the primary source of produce when local US and Canadian markets are dormant, with main exports being hot house, mangos, melons and avocados.

Sending Documents to UWT? Document Imaging Tips for Drivers

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Every day, brokers receive hundreds of documents, and they come from various sources. As drivers know, one of the primary sources of documents is from their mobile phones. Smartphones offer drivers more flexibility with sending documents than ever before.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Don’t Be a Victim of Financial Scammers! 8 Financial Fraud Prevention Tips You Need to Know

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The transportation industry has seen an uptick in fraud cases and specifically, financial scamming cases. It’s typical for this time of year; the time between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July is prime time for scammers (as is the mid to end of December).

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 Pros and Cons of Paid CDL Training for Drivers

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The US driver shortage is a hot topic, with experts citing that the shortage will double in the next 10 years as more drivers retire. The American Trucking Association predicts that 160,000 driver positions will be unfilled.

Driver Amenities: Where to Eat, Clean & Rest When Driving in the Time of COVID-19

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There have been several news reports in the last week on the topic of driver amenities, more specifically, the lack of driver amenities available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Small amenities that made driving for hours at a time bearable, such as hot food, coffee, and showers are now harder to find.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Canadian ELDs: What to Know & What It Means for Cross-Border Carriers

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Canada’s full implementation of an Electronic Logging Device regulation for all Canadian motor carriers is slotted for June 12, 2021. While that is over a year away, there is a 2-year phase in period for ELD use, just like we saw in the United States.

Time Management Tips for Truckers

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Perishable transportation is perhaps one of the most time sensitive industry segments that truckers can operate in. A day late might mean spoiled product.

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Carrier Online Ratings – Is It Affecting Your Operations?

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In the digital age, online reviews reign supreme. While they can’t necessarily make or break a business, they do hold a lot of weight in an industry where you are often dealing with people you have never met before. How do you know if they are reputable?

What You Need to Know About HOS Regulation Changes

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In the middle of May, the Federal Motor Carrier Association published a final rule for changes to the Hours of Service Regulations. These changes promise to offer more flexibility for drivers. The final rule includes 4 changes that many drivers and driver-focused associations campaigned for.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

ELD Phase 3 is Looming. Are You Ready?

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December 16, 2019 marks the date where full compliance of the ELD rule is required by all carriers and drivers.

Back to Basics: 5 Carrier Tips for the Current Freight Market

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The freight transportation market is in a state of disarray. Many economists are predicting that the 2 nd Quarter of 2020 will be the worst in US history, and the transportation industry reacts with a quarter lag to these economic conditions.

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Trailer Pest Contamination: A Driver’s Guide to What it is and Ways to Prevent it

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As part of the produce trucking industry, we are closely connected to agriculture. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection , agriculture is the largest industry and job sector in the US, citing more than $1 Trillion in economic activity annually.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!! And a Gift Guide for Drivers

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Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at UWT! Along with getting all the Thanksgiving food to the retail stores, truckers transport all those Black Friday deals across the nation. Without them, there would be no Black Friday!

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

The Most Opposed Trucking Mandates of 2019

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The Most Opposed Trucking Mandates of 2019. There have been many regulations or amendments to regulations that were introduced during the first decade of the 2000’s.

Trucking Industry Update & Outlook for 2020

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There were many updates to the trucking industry in the previous week. Some are continuations of regulatory changes, some were related to operating expenses, and some were updates regarding drivers’ access to protective equipment.

3 Simple Maintenance Tips to Keep High-Mileage Trucks on the Road

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It is well known that for commercial refrigerated transport companies, including owner-operators, truck maintenance can be at times taxing. We understand that all jobs, as well as short journeys, seem to be nonstop.

What to do After You’ve Been in a Crash

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Being involved in a vehicle crash is a stressful experience. Whatever the circumstances, it is key to keep a level head. There are some steps that you must follow to ensure that all relevant information is recorded; it will make insurance proceedings (if necessary) much easier.

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New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Driving Downhill – How to Stay Safe in One of the Most Dangerous Driving Conditions

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Driving downhill is one of the biggest tests when taking your CDL. Mountain passes, driving with a full and/or heavy load, and steep grades can be some of the biggest contributing factors to making driving downhill a stressful experience.