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Some Tips to Start a Freight Brokerage Business

Some Tips to Start a Freight Brokerage Business

Freight brokers make a good living by setting companies up with dependable shippers. There are a few key steps that you should follow to start your own freight brokerage business and get in on your share of this billion dollar industry. Incorporate your business, so that clients know that you…

Driver Survive a Heart Attack

The Truckload Carriers Association added a new name to its roster of Highway Angels. Steven Huett of Orion, Ill., a professional truck driver for Tennant Truck Lines of Colona, Ill., is being recognized for helping a fellow truck driver survive a medical emergency. On June 26, Huett was driving along…

Department of Justice sued HireRight DAC Trucking

The blatant inaccuracies and false information on some DAC reports isn’t news to the thousands of drivers who have felt blackballed in the trucking industry due to HireRight’s driver record database, but HireRight’s immoral business practices have finally been exposed to the rest of America by the Department of Justice…

NatRoad awards excellence in trucking

The National Road Transport Operators Association (NatRoad) recognised the cream of the industry at a special luncheon sponsored by National Transport Insurance (NTI) during its annual conference held recently on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Phillip Southwell who drives for SRV Roadfreight Services took out the Professional Driver of the Year Award….

Freightliner maintains optimism despite slowing truck demand

Freightliner officials speaking at a recent press event to herald the arrival of the new Detroit DT12 transmission, admitted Class 8 order activity has slowed beyond expectations, but insisted they maintain an optimistic outlook for the remainder of the year. Mark Lampert, senior vice-president, sales and marketing with Freightliner, said…

Canadian Protesters Block Maine Lobster Shipments

Protesters at New Brunswick lobster processing plants last week refused to allow truckers from Maine to offload their lobsters. New Brunswick lobster fishers, upset at the low cost of Maine lobsters, want processing plants to stop accepting cheap lobster from the U.S. Protesters at several plants in New Brunswick surrounded…

Federal Freight Numbers Drop Slightly in June

he amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.1% in June from May, following no change in the index from April to May, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation Freight Transportation Services Index. The June 2012 index level (109.5) was 16.1% above the April 2009 low…

Searching a Good Broker

Searching the right broker can seem like searching for a needle in a haystack, because there are so many vying for the same business. However, a few basic tips and guidelines can help you find the right person to suit your specific needs and goals. While it may take some…

Trucker Con-way 2Q profit rises 42 percent

Con-way Inc. said Tuesday that second-quarter profit rose 42 percent as the trucking operator boosted shipping rates and increased revenue across its businesses. Still the results fell short of expectations. The shares were down $2.42, or 6.8 percent, in late trading after falling 20 cents to $35.62 in the regular…

Big Rig Aims for 10 MPG

It was a dog and pony show starring a fuel-efficient big rig with enough bells and whistles to draw longing looks from fleet managers, drivers and trucking company executives.The low-riding, diesel fuel-sipping Cascadia Evolution, Daimler Freightliner’s next big offering to trucking companies, rolled into Memphis on a mission to create…

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