Fuel for Thought

  • Cash is King
    Cash Is King
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 24th 2017 6:16PM
    Cash is King, but holding onto some of your cash will make you a smart King. Earning a living on the road can be difficult enough and there are so many ways your cash can trickle, or sometimes pour, out of your pockets. So, why not do all you can to hold onto as much as you can.
  • Good, Fast and Cheap
    Good, Fast and Cheap
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 14th 2017 8:34AM
    A simple diagram says so much. What do you offer? What do you expect? What does your customer expect? As a consumer we might seek the unattainable, which is all three, but you can only pick two. As a business owner we know you can only give two, or you can give three, but it will most likely not be sustainable.
  • Starry Night
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 8th 2017 6:30AM
    Hands free laws for cell phones while driving are a common thing these days. Many cars will have hands free devices built in and for everyone else there is Bluetooth devices and wired earbuds.
  • D-ST
    Time For A Change
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 3rd 2017 11:32AM
    Back in 2014 I made the switch from household moving to expediting. After more than 25 years of moving furniture, it was time for a change. With a Great deal of research, I decided to buy a new truck and lease to Landstar Express America.
  • The Scenic Route
    The Scenic Route
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Feb 23rd 2017 10:22PM
    Expediters are usually looking for the shortest or fastest route possible. When time is of the essence, decisions have to be made to deliver the load on time.
  • Don't Drive Your Hood
    Don't Drive Your Hood
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Feb 17th 2017 8:34PM
    Some things can only come with experience. If you recently got your CDL or are considering getting a Commercial Driver’s License, you may have the BASIC skills to operate a CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle), but leave behind your car driving ways.
  • Star-Spangled Banner
    Land Of The Free?
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Feb 10th 2017 9:10AM
    The Star-Spangled Banner is our National Anthem. It was written by Francis Scott Key in September of 1814. He was inspired by the American flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, which was still flying above Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.
  • Highway
    What To Drive ?
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Feb 3rd 2017 9:49PM
    Vans have the lowest threshold for qualifying to enter into the world of expediting. It seems that almost daily there is someone on ExpeditersOnline.com forums asking about carriers willing to take on another van.
  • Lagniappe
    Good Is Not Good Enough
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Jan 25th 2017 7:19AM
    One of the best ways to help insure your success is to always give your best. It really doesn’t matter what the task is, if you accept the responsibility of the task, give it all you have to offer. No one ever asks for someone to do a job halfway. Whether you like the job or not, if you accept it, it is up to you to give 110% of your ability to get the job done.
  • Pre-trip done and ready to roll
    Prevent, Prepare, Pre-Trip
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Jan 19th 2017 7:04PM
    Pre-trip inspections are not just a requirement for commercial vehicles, it is a good thing to do for all vehicles. While many drivers may gloss over some of the finer points during a pre-trip inspection, proper pre- trip inspections can make or save you money.