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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.

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.

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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.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Do you have a Model Year 2012 Engine? Learn what you need to comply in California

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It’s that time of year again – time to start getting ready for upcoming CARB (California Air Resources Board) TRU Regulation deadline. Below, a review of each of the regulation, along with the important deadlines for carriers to mark in their calendars. What are TRU’s.

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.

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.

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!

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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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. There are six steps to follow immediately after a crash, along with some useful collision reporting tips for the days following: Step One – Contact. If anyone is injured, all 911.

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Use the App, Get Food on Us!

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**Attention Carriers: Food Trucks are here to help & so is UWT! Book a load through the UWT app and get an extra $10 for lunch!!!**. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a notice.

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.

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.

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. So, any opportunities to increase fuel efficiency and save money are valued in the industry, and fuel purchase routing is a commonly used strategy by many long-haul truck drivers.

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. The 99 system, developed by engineers and programmers in three countries – Brazil, USA and China – automatically identifies the face of all drivers before they even connect to the app.

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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. 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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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. Identity theft is an opportunity for scammers in the transportation industry because there are few face-to-face interactions; it can be tricky to verify the identity and credentials of who you do business with.

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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!

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.

Drivers, Are You Taking Care of Your Mental Health?

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If you feel something isn’t right, but you do not know exactly what it is or what to do about it, check out the information below; they might inform you regarding this matter and your overall mental health. According to some studies, 33% of drivers suffer from some kind of mental disorder. Most common signs that indicate a diagnosis of a mental disorder.

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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. What is the UWT Carrier App? Our carrier focused app allows you to snap up load opportunities before any of your competitors!

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. So, recruitment is a key strategy for many trucking companies, and they are working hard to make obtaining a CDL attractive.

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.