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FREE WEBINAR: The Secrets of Successful Trucking Companies

Posted on 10/30/2015 by Sommer Stein in webinar

Owning a transportation company today can feel like a constant battle against the frustrations of manual data entry, the chaotic paper shuffle, and cluttered whiteboards. Too often, dispatchers are forced to perform repetitive tasks that lead to unnecessary errors and miscommunications.

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Are Smaller Trucking Companies in Danger?

Posted on 10/28/2015 by Sommer Stein

Small fleets continue to face many challenges, including tougher and more complex regulations, higher truck prices and driver shortages to name a few. Hundreds of small fleets are going out of business or being sold off to larger companies, but smaller fleets continue to make up the vast majority of fleets. According to TruckInfo.net statistics, of the 1.2 million trucking companies in the U.S., 97% operate 20 or fewer trucks, while 90% operate 6 or fewer trucks. FTS Plus+ wants to continue to see that we are doing our part to help smaller fleets survive and thrive.

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Should You Handle Your Roadside Assistance Needs In-House?

Posted on 10/26/2015 by Sommer Stein in maintenance breakdown services RoadsideMASTERS.com

Traditionally, fleets have handled roadside service responsibility in-house. With fuel costs, tighter EPA restrictions on exhaust, and more stringent just-in-time delivery windows, more and more fleets are outsourcing their maintenance and service functions. So when trucking companies ask, “Does it make sense that we handle our roadside assistance needs in-house?” RoadsideMASTERS.com, the leading provider in Emergency Roadside Service Membership Program geared towards the heavy duty segment, answers “no”, and here’s why.

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5 Things Truck Drivers Love

Posted on 10/21/2015 by Sommer Stein

Truck drivers are the backbone of any trucking company, and quite frankly our economy. They pretty much provide access to everything we have, want or need, not to mention they are what keeps any trucking company in business. Yet often times, they are left feeling underappreciated. Let's not let National Truck Driver Appreciation Week be the only time we honor our drivers. Here are 5 ways carriers, brokers and shippers can show their appreciation to a driver all year round, including suggestions from drivers themselves.

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Say Hello to RoadsideMASTERS.com

Posted on 10/20/2015 by Sommer Stein in maintenance breakdown services

We're excited to introduce our newest partnership with RoadsideMASTERS.com! With years of experience servicing both owner operators, and large fleets, RoadsideMASTERS.com offers the most comprehensive, top quality emergency roadside assistance membership program for heavy-duty trucks in all industries. Whether you own a single tractor and trailer or you have a fleet of tractors, RoadsideMASTERS.com has the services you want.

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