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Revenues Rise in 3Q for 3PLs

The third quarter saw a rise in freight shipments and revenues for logistics brokers compared with the same period a year ago, but profit margins fell 40 basis points due to cost increases in the spot market for trucks, according to the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s quarterly 3PL Market Report. Total shipments rose to 1.4 million…

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Driving Jobs With Training | Basic Tips

Whether you’re looking to get your Commercial Driver’s License or are still trying to get a handle on trucking, finding truck driving jobs with training is something that requires some planning and specific considerations. Whatever your current situation, we’ll provide some tips on company training programs and other types of driver education courses. As many…

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Bond Increase

A federal court has denied a broker trade association’s motion to halt an increase in the surety bond from $10,000 to $75,000. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit rejected the Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents’ motion for a temporary stay of the hike. The 2012 surface…

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Freight slows, rates hold in Nov

Year-over-year, van rates were up 2.7 percent while spot rates have dropped for both flatbed (down 5.5 percent) and reefer (down 0.5 percent). Intermodal traffic in November totaled 1,007,549 containers and trailers, up 7.8 percent (73,004 units) compared with November 2012, the Association of American Railroads reports. The weekly average of 251,887 intermodal containers and…

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BLOG 05.02.2013

Securing Truck Tools

A worker cannot do a job without the proper tools. A working man’s tools represent an investment in his business and the lifeline of his income. Many workers store their tools in the back of their work trucks. Having these tools stolen out of the back of your truck can cripple your business and demoralize…

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BLOG 05.01.2013

Owner-Operator Venture

An owner-operator is a business owner who owns a semi-truck (or trucks) and performs contract transportation services. Work can be local delivery of goods, over-the-road distribution or other service that requires the movement of objects. Before you quit your day job you should, at the very least, know all that in order to put yourself…

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BLOG 04.30.2013

Commercial Truck Financing

Purchasing a truck is a major financial investment that involves a significant amount of preparation. The decision of how to finance a truck involves several key steps and will require you to do a fair amount of research to prepare for your purchase. Many commercial truck lenders are borrower-friendly even in this economy. Because the…

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