New operating strategy is driving profit and efficiency at the nation’s third largest rail carrier.

It’s not often that a CEO’s innovative strategies can return positive results that are almost immediately quantifiable, but one rail carrier is doing just that.  CSX, which is the nations third largest rail carrier has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past year. Driven by CEO E. Hunter Harrison, who died from a sudden illness just eight…

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The State of Rhode Island is now collecting tolls from tractor trailer trucks and the ATA isn’t happy.

On June 11, the first two of 14 expected toll locations were to begin collecting tolls from tractor trailers in Rhode Island. A move which is being opposed by the American Trucking Association for obvious reasons.  The first two gantries are located on Interstate 95 between exits 2 and 5. Passing through both of those will…

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What changes will technology bring for the world of business in 2018?

2018 promises to be a year of change for businesses of all sizes. There are the new tax laws that will be making a difference for many Americans. Health insurance is still a big issue in 2018 but the lack of decisions will drive changes anyway. Then there are the yet unforeseen things that can…

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Cash flow is vital to maintaining a successful business.

Simply put, cash flow can be defined as the net change in your company’s cash position from one period to the next. Having positive cash flow means you take in more than you send out and of course negative cash flow mean the opposite. As with most things it’s not a good to be on…

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Times are changing, and some companies are now hiring marijuana users.

Everything changes with time, and so do business hiring practices. For a business to stay open, it needs employees and when those potential workers are changing their habits, the business must change too. This is the dilemma many businesses are finding themselves in today.   Today, businesses are finding out that by excluding marijuana users as potential…

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Top Three Success Factors in the Trucking Business

Whether you are just starting out or you’ve been in the trucking business for years or decades, the fundamentals of running a trucking business are the same. Like any other small business, your income has to exceed your expenses by enough to pay you a decent living. Simple as that. Or is it?  Here are…

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If you want to create a winning business proposal don’t make these mistakes.

The future of your business is often dependent on getting positive responses to your business proposals. This means that creating a good business proposal is key to the kind of response you will receive when you deliver it. If you want to create a business proposal that really gets a good response, make sure not to…

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The electric car is here, now it’s time for the electric truck to make its entrance.

With Tesla and others already developing and selling second and third generation models, the proliferation of electric cars seems to be unstoppable. In California the bar is even higher as the state is pushing for millions more emission free vehicles on California highways by the middle of the next decade. But the efforts to promote electric vehicles isn’t limited…

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How do you know when a business is not on the level?

Most businesses are honest and just want to be successful by doing things legitimately, but there are bad businesses out there too. Bad businesses are there to take your money any way they can. Some businesses are just scams, and others are just not good to do business with. If you want to avoid getting…

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Here are some curious things that have been banned in other countries but legal in the U.S.

Most countries ban things like certain drugs and maybe guns. Maybe you aren’t allowed to drink on certain days in some countries, or not at all in others. Those are some of the common things that may be banned in most countries including the United States. But there are some interesting things that are banned…

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