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Who’s money is it, anyway?

Q One of the brokers we have used extensively just filed for bankruptcy protection, owing us tens of thousands of dollars in freight ch...

Strategic Alliance

When companies reach the size of Q Carriers, it is tempting for the owners to start numbering their drivers. But even with 240 independent con...

Measure for measure

Traditional monthly financial statements - assuming your company even prepares them - are the business equivalent of using just the rear-view ...

Rich area, poor area

It's a good bet that when you started a trucking company, you didn't think that knowing what to charge would be one of your biggest challeng...

The need for speed

Speed is important in business. Companies that can deliver their products the next day instead of next week - or develop a new product in thre...
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Mission impossible?

What freight do you haul? where do you haul it? Why should someone hire your company? Your existing equipment dictates the answer to some ques...

A ticket is a ticket

The federal motor carrier safety Administration has taken the first step toward cracking down on unsafe truck drivers as mandated by Congress ...

Preventable or not?

one summer evening right at dusk, John Doe was making his way eastward on a two-lane, central Indiana highway as a severe thunderstorm, comple...

FMCSA expects ‘relatively few’ Mexican carriers

The federal motor carrier safety administration expects some 3,500 Mexican trucking companies to seek authority to operate in the interior of ...

Teaming up

Some things in life just seem made for each other: Baseball and hotdogs. Little kids and puppies. Laurel and Hardy. Pizza and beer. Each of th...

Loading up on profits

On April 30, Van's Delivery Service delivered its last load on a $500,000-a-year account. A few weeks earlier, John Nieuwenhuis, chief operat...

Waiting to go broke

One of your customers won't give you the rate you want, so you find one that pays more. After a couple of months, you discover that your prof...

Electronic surveillance for tires

According to the Tire Retread Information Bureau, North American truck and trailer owners spent more than $2 billion last year to buy 18 milli...

On the trail of trailers

When a customer recently called Cross County Cartage with a hot load, company President Harvey Bailey turned immediately to his computer. Usin...

Commercial Fleet Graphics awards

Since 1978, Commercial Carrier Journal and the National Private Truck Council, Alexandria, Va., have co-sponsored the Commercial Fleet Graphic...