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Cargo Spills Can Wreak Financial Havoc…Are You Covered?

Cargo Spills Can Wreak Financial Havoc…Are You Covered?

In 1976, a truck traveling on the 610 West Loop in Houston at an unsafe speed, hit a support beam and fell onto the Southwest Freeway releasing over 7,000 gallons of undiluted industrial anhydrous ammonia.  The spill claimed 7 lives and injured nearly 200 people who were exposed to the extremely dangerous gas.

Fuel, Labor, Equipment and Healthcare Are All Driving Up Trucking Costs

Fuel, Labor, Equipment and Healthcare Are All Driving Up Trucking Costs

It's no secret that trucking costs are rising, but there are several factors causing the increases.  The biggest ones are fuel, labor, pay, equipment, and healthcare, all of which have seen jumps in recent years.  Because all of these areas are climbing when it comes to costs, some companies are really struggling to stay afloat.  It's hurting businesses, the trucking industry as a whole, and the people who rely on having their goods shipped across the city or across the country.  No matter how far a truck needs to travel, it has to be cost effective for it to do so or it won't be going anywhere.

Hazmat Drivers and What They Mean to Your Industry

Hazmat Drivers and What They Mean to Your Industry

The shortage of truck drivers in North America isn't a new topic.  There is a wrinkle in it that isn't as widely covered but that is crucial to the success of the United States' economy: hazmat drivers.  Though they are naturally lumped in together with the general driver shortage in terms of numbers, a driver with a hazmat certification is often even more difficult to find.

3 Things to Consider When Hiring a Trucking Company

3 Things to Consider When Hiring a Trucking Company

It is not uncommon for companies large and small to field quotes and hire a trucking company based on bottom-line savings.  Few would dispute that outfits in need of shipping services should strongly consider this type of face-value assessment.

The Dangers of Spilled Milk During Transport

The Dangers of Spilled Milk During Transport

Sometimes there is a reason for crying over spilt milk, especially when it closes roads for several hours and pollutes the water supply, killing thousands of aquatic life and costing your company some hefty fines.