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  • February numbers on track, Syleconomics show
    By Scott Loftis/Staff Writer
    Posted Mar 29th 2012 4:53PM
    The trucking industry continued its strong performance with another solid month in February, according to the most recent Syleconomics report issued b...
  • Sylectus: Growth continues at slower pace in May
    By Scott Loftis/Staff Writer
    Posted Jun 27th 2011 6:46AM
    The transportation industry continued to show strong year-over-year growth in May, according to the monthly report released by Sylectus, although busi...
  • April numbers decline from March, but still strong
    By Scott Loftis/Staff Writer
    Posted May 10th 2011 7:48AM
    Sylectus has released its data for the trucking industry’s performance in April, and although the numbers were down from March, it still was the bes...
  • Tax Tips: What if I can't file on time?
    Posted Apr 15th 2011 9:07AM
    If you are not able to file your tax return by April 18, 2011, you may choose to file an Application for Automatic Extension of Time, Form 4868, whic...
  • Money-making March caps 'strongest quarter ever'
    By Scott Loftis/Staff Writer
    Posted Apr 4th 2011 9:38PM
    “Absolutely astounding.” That’s how Sylectus summed up the month of March as its released its monthly data analysis. Across-the-board increa...
  • Sylectus: February Numbers Show Across-the-board Increases
    By Scott Loftis, Staff Writer
    Posted Mar 9th 2011 4:29AM
    Sylectus has released its monthly analysis of the data it collects, which quantifies the good and bad trends of the expediting industry....
  • To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate? A Brief, Incomplete Guide for the Beginning Expediter
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Feb 15th 2011 2:06AM
    The question of whether or not owner/operators should incorporate is a deeply important one to consider, especially when one is reasonably early in his or her trucking career. While it’s certainly not a requirement for owner/operators to incorporate in any way, there are a number of advantages and protections that can be enjoyed when a driver that acts as an independent contractor incorporates, either as an LLC or a Corporation.
  • Trends Have Less to do With Trucks Than Regulations: Drivers Speak
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Dec 7th 2010 6:20AM
    The most recent trends with respect to expediting and trucking lie within the confines of the cab. It should be noted, though, that the great majority of these trends don’t necessarily relate to a particular gadget or actual component of your truck, but rather in the requirements and legalities, and other trends related to how you’re driving your truck.
  • Big versus Little Carriers: A Game of “Would You Rather?”
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Dec 1st 2010 2:30AM
    The differences between large and small carriers are undeniable, and most drivers, as you might guess, have an opinion about these differences.
  • E-Commerce and Transportation: How Much Has it Improved Things?
    By Jason McGlone
    Posted Nov 14th 2010 2:14AM
    My typical approach with these pieces involves a bit of research, a bit of opinion, and sometimes asking the members of the EO forums their thoughts about a particular topic so that I can incorporate those into the piece in question. This time, I thought I’d take a different road--mostly because of the breadth of the topic as it relates to trucking.