Spending almost the entire day behind the wheel, with little to no time for healthcare and exercise, health issues are becoming increasingly common place for truck drivers.
While constantly sitting in the same position for long hours is a part of the job, the root of the issue lies in their daily diet. Here are a few tips (along with a bonus workout for truck drivers) that will help you stay fit in the trucking industry.
If you run a business, you may often have to transport goods from one place to another. But instead of investing in expensive trucks and freight trailers, why not outsource the task to professional transporting services? Not only will this save your resources, but you can also focus on more important business operations.
Before you acquire professional services for transportation of heavy equipment, you should know about the different types of trailers. Flatbeds and drop decks are two prominent types of trailers and here are a few tips to help you decide which option will work best for you:
If you’re into the transportation business where you move heavy equipment from one place to another, you should invest in the right trailers to make your work easier. Flatbed trailers are one of the most popular heavy equipment carriers that help you with your task.
Flatbed trailers work best for transporting construction materials, large equipment, and heavy machinery. Here are a few reasons why this type of trailer can be the right option for you:
5,000 people lose their lives every year due to accidents involving flatbed trailers. These alarming statistics suggest that trailer drivers should be more careful during driving to reduce the risk of road accidents.
While these semi-trucks have good controls, the weight of the equipment and size and speed of the vehicle lead to accidents. But with the help of the following safety tips, you can drive your trailer in a safe way and won’t endanger your own life as well as that of others:
The trucking industry has paid in up to one third of Colorado’s federal and state roadway taxes in the most current years. Vehicle miles traveled by the trucking industry on CO roads amounts to only eight percent of all roadway miles traveled. Continue reading “Trucking in Colorado Safety Concerns”
Should motor carriers utilize factoring in their day to day operations as a necessary cash flow solution? Factoring allows for immediate payment which can be handled without factoring if a carrier has a good relationship with their shippers. This can be handled in a viable network without the aid of brokers. I suppose the risk of nonpayment from some Black Hat shippers would convince a carrier to always use factoring, but just what is it doing to their bottom line?
Going forward with all the HOS rule changes carriers will look for strong relationships with shippers and brokers that have a reliable network. The flatbed shipping customer and the flatbed transportation carrier must have a strong dependable relationship.
A broker considering Flatbed Hauling can grow quite a business with great opportunities in the trucking business. There are so many diversified loads that require special attention, oversize transportation, heavy haul transportation and others. These loads require a knowledgeable staff to make sure the laws are followed state by state.