Freight Industry Growing, Slowly

June 5th, 2012 @ // No Comments

While all indicators are there for a recovery in the freight industry, the recovery is slow.  First quarter numbers from top carriers show year-over-year income growth of 10-20%.  However, just like the comparison of Wall Street to Main Street, the freight loads are nowhere near their 2006 peak of 200 million truckloads. Growth is initially […]

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IFTA – Fuel Tax Reporting 101

August 10th, 2011 @ // No Comments

So, what is IFTA exactly?  IFTA stands for International Fuel Tax Agreement.  This tax agreement is between the contiguous 48 US states and Canadian provinces.  The agreement accounts for how fuel taxes are distributed to the states or provinces where they are due. But wait, aren’t the fuel taxes collected when I purchase the fuel? […]

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Freight Load Board Questions

March 31st, 2011 @ // No Comments

Do you ever wonder why some obvious things are missing from freight load boards?  Like, why can’t you keep track of all the loads you were tendered as a carrier?  Or why can’t you see all the freight loads you posted as a freight broker?  Perhaps some trending reporting of the loads posted vs. loads […]

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Trucking Logistics Software

August 4th, 2010 @ // No Comments

Logistics Software are powered by information technologies which need to last throughout the system development life cycle. Technology factors relate to the system software, support for legacy systems and the IT infrastructure on which the system will be put on. Employees need training to understand how the system will change Logistics Software processes. Change management […]

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Trucking Dispatch Software

August 4th, 2010 @ // No Comments

In the ever increasing pace of the twenty-first century one thought that business owners large and small keep on their mind is that communication is key.  Being responsible for a fleet, and dispatch trucking software from Masslogics is the tool you need to round out your arsenal of resources that will give you the competitive edge. […]

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GPS Tracking

August 4th, 2010 @ // No Comments

While GPS tracking systems have been available on the market for some time, it has only become a viable option for small to mid-sized trucking companies in recent years.  For those unfamiliar with GPS tracking, these systems offer much more than just showing the location of the vehicle on a map.  The additional information this […]

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Trucking Business Software

August 2nd, 2010 @ // No Comments

‘If you own and/or operate a professional trucking business you know how daunting it can be to bounce back from a busy season or to transition into a growth increase. It serves its self as a major undertaking even for the most seasoned professionals to make these troubling times run smoothly, even with the addition […]

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Heavy-truck speed governors would increase fuel efficiency

July 27th, 2010 @ // No Comments

 President Obama has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to develop national standards for heavy truck fuel economy and reduced emissions by 2014. The goal is to increase fuel efficiency and decrease the greenhouse gas pollution caused by the heavy commercial vehicles. Fuel savings can be achieved and pollution […]

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CSA2010 Review pt.1

July 9th, 2010 @ // No Comments

  CSA2010 (Comprehensive Safety Analysis) looks to be very beneficial to all involved in the trucking industry.  My first conversation with a safety professional came with a glowing review of the new program.  In his perspective this will centralize ALL STATES to make them all standardized with regards to regulations.  Have you ever left your […]

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Lanstar System Inc is Holding Steady

January 15th, 2009 @ // No Comments

In the past decade, Lanstar System Inc has been a pretty reliable stock. It’s not immune to the current recession, but the stock prices for it have generally been on the rise in the last few years, which shows a company that’s growing and developing. The earnings per share for the fourth quarter went down […]

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