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Fuel for Thought

  • Featured Story
    Are You Secure?
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 18th 2018 9:07PM
    Securing a load will have different requirements depending on the load to be secured, type of vehicle and even some very specific rules for securing certain loads.
  • Got a minute to spare? How about 3 hours?
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Apr 5th 2018 7:43PM
    What could you do if you had an additional three hours every day? How about just an additional three work hours each day? How about just an additional three available hours each day? Where would your “extra” time be spent?
  • The King of Bluetooth Devices
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 27th 2018 11:14AM
    Today, you can hardly look anywhere and not see a Bluetooth device for sale or being used. As drivers, we know all too well the Bluetooth name and a myriad of devices that help keep us connected to the rest of the world even when we are driving in very remote areas.
  • Noli Nothis Permittere te Terere
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 19th 2018 7:49AM
    Negativity can seemingly be found everywhere. There are those who refuse to see anything else. These same people also seem to be the quickest to react to anything positive. In today’s fast paced, socially connected world, it is much more common to see people complain rather than support.
  • Make A Law and Someone Will Break It
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 12th 2018 4:15AM
    For every rule, there is a rule breaker. Pass a new regulation and someone will not abide. Enact a mandate and someone will not comply.
  • Fuel Tax Strategies
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 5th 2018 4:04AM
    With an understanding of what fuel taxes are and are not, how do you apply that knowledge to save your tax dollars? How do you apply that knowledge to saving on fuel COSTS? There are several strategies you can use when it comes to fuel taxes and fuel costs.
  • IFTA Fuel Taxes Explained
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Mar 2nd 2018 8:57AM
    If you have wondered about diesel fuel taxes, how they are paid, how they are collected and how they are dispersed, hopefully the following will give you a better understanding.
  • Small Loads = Small Pay? Nope.
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Feb 26th 2018 3:30PM
    New equipment is very costly nowadays. Fully equipped new tractors and van trailers can run upwards of $200K - $230K. Fully equipped new class 8 straight trucks can range from $175K - over $300K.
  • Times Change
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Feb 12th 2018 3:50AM
    In our fast paced society, new technologies seem to pop up almost daily. If we resist too long, we only do ourselves and our businesses a disservice. The longer we hold out, the further behind we will get and it will be that much harder to catch up.
  • Expediting is trucking. Expediting is not just trucking.
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Feb 4th 2018 8:20PM
    Expediting is trucking. Expediting is not trucking. Expediting freight is just like truckload, 53 foot trailer trucking, but it is not exactly like it. Many truckload carriers may expedite loads, but expediters will expedite loads.
  • Now they are starting to get it, drivers are shifting their focus
    By Greg Huggins
    Posted Jan 29th 2018 4:38PM
    Now they are starting to get it. For some time now some truck drivers have been going through the 5 stages of acceptance.