Category: Industry Trends

  • Driver Trends and Hiring Tips

    Driver Trends and Hiring Tips

    According to payroll data issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of trucking jobs decreased by 11,400 in September. Making it only the 3rd month since the pandemic that there were negative job posts. Seasonally adjusted Labor Department figures show that there were approximately 1,580,800 jobs available in the truck transportation sector in […]

  • State of the Diesel Energy Markets & Contributing Factors

    State of the Diesel Energy Markets & Contributing Factors

    Due to its utmost importance, diesel typically represents the largest single category of spending for transportation businesses. As a transportation fuel, diesel provides various benefits: better efficiency, performance, and safety. While maintenance and repair are necessary costs, an increase in diesel can substantially cripple businesses by inflating operating costs. In recent years, it’s been a […]

  • Can Trucking Companies Survive a Freight Recession

    Can Trucking Companies Survive a Freight Recession

    Before we know if Trucking Companies can survive a freight recession, let’s break down the different types of freight carriers that commonly operate in the US. Trucking companies, also known as ‘motor carriers’ are responsible for transporting large amounts of goods over land from one place to another. As the name suggests, the trucks (aka […]

  • Detailed Outlook on Diesel Prices in the United States

    Detailed Outlook on Diesel Prices in the United States

    Diesel is undoubtedly a vital commodity for modern economies. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), diesel fuel consumption was around 1.11 billion barrels in 2021. This makes an average consumption of around 128 million gallons each day. You’ll learn about a detailed outlook about prices for diesel in the USA. Furthermore, the prices […]

  • Fleet Management Software Solutions

    Fleet Management Software Solutions

    In today’s competitive trucking industry, fleet managers must ensure that every asset in their fleet is well maintained, monitored, and reported on. Proper fleet management streamlines the entire fleet process, from scheduling maintenance to reporting and tracking vehicle data. So with tools that address intangibles like risk management, maintenance planning, and asset monitoring, the right […]

  • Innovations in Fleet Technology and Concerns Around Labor Force Adoption

    Innovations in Fleet Technology and Concerns Around Labor Force Adoption

    Guest Author: Allie C. Bennett Some of the most essential jobs in our economy are in the trucking industry. The White House’s fact sheet on the trucking workforce notes that 72% of American goods are shipped by truck and that it has been the backbone of goods delivery all over the country. However, despite the […]