Dollars & Sense

  • Does Your Attitude Help or Hurt Your Business?
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Aug 3rd 2010 7:23AM
    There are some folks who believe that attitude, and specifically a positive attitude, affects a person's business life. To be sure, there are some who, well, don't. You've probably met people on both sides of the fence. Likewise, you probably have an opinion of them one way or another, as well.

    The question remains: how much does attitude figure into business, and more specifically, how does it figure in?
  • The Numbers Are In: June 2010 was Great, July Might be Better...
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Jul 12th 2010 2:22AM
    Last week, Sylectus released their monthly analysis and comparative figures for June 2010, and in keeping with the trends over the past year, volumes over June of 2009 show a considerable increase. In fact, June 2010, according to Sylectus, was the best June they’ve yet seen.
  • Beginning and Managing a Successful Trucking Business
    Posted Jul 2nd 2010 4:16AM
    The first part of this series deals with whether you should go into business.  Even if you are already in business, there is valuable informat...
  • Record Keeping
    Posted Jun 10th 2010 5:39AM
    How much will I have to set aside for taxes? Do I need to buy another truck? Should I trade-in or sell my truck outright. In order to answer those ...
  • Introducing Supply-Demand Index, Sylectus-style
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted May 31st 2010 4:41PM
    Earlier this week, expedited software technology and analysis firm Sylectus released a report looking at the supply and demand sides of the trucking industry. In a word, it's very interesting.
  • Up, Up, and Away (and Maybe a Bit Down, Too): March 2010 Freight Numbers Are In...
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Apr 24th 2010 3:59AM
    This week, Sylectus released their monthly analysis and comparative figures for March 2010, and it should come as no surprise that this March's volumes significantly exceeded March 2009. This comes as no surprise because last March was, as Sylectus puts it, "One of the worst business months in recent history."
  • Trucking Profitably
    Posted Apr 21st 2010 4:10AM
    Today's business environment is the toughest we have ever faced. We are receiving more questions then ever regarding the profitability of opera...
  • So, You Had an Accident. What to Do (And Not Do) In the Aftermath
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Mar 30th 2010 7:30AM
    Getting into accidents is something that's going to happen to many, many drivers at some point or another. It's an unfortunate fact, but it's something that every driver and carrier has to live with at this point. There are two central responsibilities that come out of this. The first of these is that drivers and carriers should take as many measures as they can to avoid as many preventable elements of crashes as they can. The second of these is to make sure to do (or not do) the following in the event a crash happens.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: February 2010 Expediting Industry Numbers
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Mar 10th 2010 12:02PM
    Sylectus (formerly known as GPSNet Technologies) recently released their analytics and comparative figures for February 2010, and it appears that the industry is continuing the rise that began in June 2009.
  • A Primer on the Employee Free Choice Act
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Mar 3rd 2010 4:27AM
    The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is a bill that's been bouncing around the US Congress for the last few years. The chances are pretty good that you've heard something about it--but given that it's still on the block, and doesn't look to be exiting terribly soon, it's probably worth something of a summary.