Autonomous (self-driving) trucks may soon be here, how will they change the truck driving industry?

Lately, all the talk has been about self-driving cars and all the advancements being made. Test trials are now being conducted in some areas. Self-driving cars will surely have an impact on everyday life for many people. But the technology isn’t stopping there, autonomous trucks are on the way too.   Uber is one of the main developers of self-driving trucks that it…

Is now a good time to think about getting into truck driving?

Do you have an adventurous streak, or maybe you’re just looking for something different to do for a living, perhaps you should check out driving a truck? Some believe this is a good time to get into the business.    It’s common knowledge that there a shortage of truck drivers across the country. Some major truck companies are feeling the pinch and they are finding it difficult…

If you want to run a successful wholesale distribution business, here are some things you should know.

Like most businesses, starting a wholesale distribution business has its ups and downs. The first two years of your wholesale distributorship’s existence will be the “learning” years, when you experience the ups and downs of being a new business owner in a new industry. The good news is there are plenty of successful wholesale distributers…

With the economy strong and amid a capacity squeeze, trucking companies are raising prices.

With the U.S. economy showing no signs of weakening, trucking companies are pushing retailers and manufacturers to pay more and adding to inflation pressures in supply chains.   The latest reports from major trucking companies suggest gains are being driven by tight capacity that is pushing shippers to pay more to move goods, even as volume indicates the…

Things are changing for truckers as more companies feel the crunch of less availability and more demand.

The ongoing shortage of drivers in the trucking industry is beginning to have an impact on the way some companies do business with them. In the past, customers used reliability scorecards to reject some truckers and keep others waiting for hours. Well now, thanks to surging freight demand and a shortage of drivers, the tables have started to turn.   Now,…