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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.

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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The Shape of The Trucking Industry In the Post-COVID-19 World

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted and changed almost every industry in the world. Even daily life has become different, practically overnight. Of course, the trucking industry wasn’t spared, and many aspects are different from the pre-COVID-19 world.

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.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Simple Fleet Management Tips to Reduce Liability Risks

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Legal issues are one of a fleet manager’s worst nightmares, and unfortunately, they can happen anytime. Luckily, there are simple ways you can reduce liability risks. Of course, you can never be covered for everything, but a little bit of proactive management will go a long way.

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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.

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.

How to Pick the Best CB Radio (Ultimate Guide for Truckers)

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If you’re a trucker, you know that Citizens Band Radio Service (CB radio) is a vital tool when you’re on the road. The CB radio allows anyone to communicate with one another through a radio system.

How to Pay for Truck Driving School Training (Is It Worth It?)

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One of the biggest concerns about becoming a truck driver is getting the commercial driver’s license (CDL). To get a CDL, you’ll need to attend a truck driving school, which can be incredibly expensive.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

How to Celebrate The 2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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Truck driving is an incredibly difficult job that’s vital to sustaining our way of life. Truck drivers spend long and stressful hours on the road to deliver virtually all the country’s goods and resources. As crucial as truck driving is, it can often be a thankless job.

Get Ready – CVSA Brake Safety Week Will Focus on Brake Hoses & Tubing

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It’s that time of the year yet again – CVSA brake safety week. This year, the CVSA is making sure that inspectors will take a close inspection of your brake hoses and tubing. What do I need to do to be prepared, and why check brake hosing and tubing?

Are you Ready for Roadcheck? The Enforcement Event is Next Week!

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2020’s International Roadcheck was postponed back in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced at the beginning of August that the event would take place September 9-11, 2020. That’s next week! Basic Roadcheck Information.

Attention Drivers: Next Week is Brake Safety Week

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Are you prepared? If not, don’t worry – we’ve got all you need to know in this post! The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is scheduled for August 23-29, 2020.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

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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How Facial Recognition and AI is Improving the Safety of Truck Drivers

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Driver app companies, such as 99. and Samsara , have developed a facial recognition tool that has its purpose to increase even more the safety of the driving experience.

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Do You Have a Fleet Asset Theft Plan? (How to Create One)

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Fleet managers have a tough job overlooking many different aspects of a trucking company. Fleet managers not only have to oversee team members but vehicle maintenance as well. A fleet manager’s worst nightmare is a stolen vehicle. Not only is the truck and its cargo lost, but insurance claims and downtime lead to lost revenue. One of the best things that a fleet manager can do is be prepared for the possibility of a stolen truck by making a fleet asset theft plan.

COVID-19 Effects On Refrigerated Transport Demand

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COVID-19 caught the world off-guard and quickly changed the world almost overnight. The pandemic has impacted nearly every industry worldwide, and the refrigerated transport market is no exception. How exactly has COVID-19 impacted the demand for refrigerated transport? Keep reading below to find out how this unpredicted pandemic might forever change the refrigerated transport market. A Booming Refrigerated Transport Market. Globally, the refrigerated transport market was valued at 15.5

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

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. The spread of the virus has already had an impact on the domestic freight market due to supply chain disruptions and shifting consumer patterns.

Should You File a Truck Insurance Claim or Pay for the Damage from Your Pocket for A Minor Collision?

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Insurance providers often tell their clients to report even the most minor collision, but sometimes this might not be the best move. But, on the other hand, if you hide an accident from your insurer by paying out of pocket for repair costs, you could expose yourself to some trouble.

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. Social distancing is key to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus; social distancing means limiting the amount of people you are in contact with,which is proven to lower the risk of catching the virus.

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Get to Know and Improve Your CSA Score

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CSA stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability. It is the safety compliance and enforcement program of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) that holds motor carriers and drivers accountable for their role in safety.

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. This week, we are reviewing the most critical business areas to be educated in: record keeping, cost monitoring, and credit. Record Keeping. Keeping your records is critical and required by law.

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. There are many resources available with great tips to ensure that you and your truck stay safe for winter driving. Check out our top 10 below. Prepare for the Worst with Your Winter Kit.

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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. Although you might assume that such a booming industry is rife with the infrastructure to support it, the opposite is true.

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. Key skills to know are the proper pull-over procedure and how to effectively and safely get back up to highway speed and merge back into traffic.

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!

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. As a result, here we have compiled 6 tips to help you get a good night’s sleep before embarking on a long journey. Take a power nap.

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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. An important question that carriers should be asking themselves when the supply in the market is plentiful is: what can I do to set myself apart from all the other trucks on the road? One of the best ways is to have a predictable and reliable delivery schedule.

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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. We all know that time and time management is key for truckers in this segment, so we are offering 5 solutions that will help truckers manage their time better to ensure that they have successful deliveries. Each solution has a common theme: organization.

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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. Let’s look at a few of the popular products at the retail level right now. Hot House Tomatoes.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.