Trucking News and Information
Trucking articles that can be helpful and some that are opinionated. We like trucking and think about trucking pretty much all day.
Drivers worry about lost income with a December rule requiring electronic logs… And some people are looking forward to this happening.
Autonomous driving trucks are being tested, Platooning is here already and Tesla has a way to prevent 90% of accidents and is so sure it can do it that it is going to start offering insurance.
Could is probably not the right work. Will is more like it after watching a few videos about the subject.
There will be thousands of loads. Many of them will be posted on Trulos.com Free Load Board
We are seeing and talking to a lot of shippers that would like to ship direct with carriers.
Most companies pay OTR(over the road) drivers a per mile rate. This can be anywhere 28-41 cents depending on the skill level of the driver. That is for long haul drivers. For local and shorter haul the driver is usually paid per hour. Usually 15-20 dollars.
The buzz around retail is that it is dead. All the big stores are having issues apparently and everyone is going online to Amazon for purchasing. Walmart vs Amazon is a fierce battle for the lowest.
Trucking is a huge industry and believe it or not there is fraud. As the industry moves to take freight brokers out of the middle of the transaction it opens up an unregulated marketplace that is ripe for fraud. Take a few steps to protect yourself.