With so much going on, you may have missed out on some of our March blogs. No worries. We’ve created a roundup of our best blogs from the month of March to get you caught up. In this roundup, you’ll learn more about Trucker Tools’ new COVID-19 resource tool, available in the Trucker Tools driver app. We provide you with some tips for staying healthy on the road during the pandemic, as well as interviews with Wayne Campbell of The Driver’s Side and The Trucking Couple. Also, on tap: how to increase the efficiency (and profit margins) of your trucking business.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to support your need for easy access to the latest industry information, Trucker Tools has added a new COVID-19 resource to the Trucker Tools driver app. This new tool is a go-to resource for accessing the latest news and information on COVID-19, including updates to brokers’ policies and procedures, as well as information on truck stops, services and more.
In our interview with Wayne Campbell of The Driver Side, we learn more about Wayne, and his career in the industry, including his stint as an oilfield driver. Wayne also discusses why he loves interviewing veteran and elite truckers for his online show, The Driver’s Side, and how important it is to build bridges between old school drivers and truckers who are new to the industry.
We hear every day about the challenges that you and your fellow truckers are facing during the COVID-19 crisis. One of the biggest worries and challenges you’re dealing with is how to stay healthy and safe when you’re working out on the road. In this blog, learn how you can reduce the chances of exposure to the virus on the road and use technology to reduce isolation.
The Trucking Couple on Team Driving and How the Trucker Tools Driver App Simplifies Their Life on the Road
Trucker Tools recently spent some time getting to know The Trucking Couple, Frank and Stephanie Rebelo, who haul expedited freight for FedEx’s Custom Critical division. If you’re interested in learning more about the expedited freight biz, team driving and how to use Trucker Tools’ driver app on the road, check out what The Trucking Couple had to say about all of the above and more in this interview.
Operating more efficiently in your trucking business helps you increase drive time, which means more time for earning money. One of the best ways to increase efficiency is to use technology-based tools that reduce the time you spend on manual activities, such as phone calls to and from brokers. Check out our five helpful tips for boosting the efficiency of your trucking operations.
In this update, we dig into the FMCSA’s emergency declaration on hours of service, including what’s considered emergency relief freight under the national emergency declaration. Also included in this blog are updates on container freight volumes at the Port of Seattle and Port of Los Angeles, as well as information on how individual states are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a carrier, you probably have some mixed feelings about load tracking. But as you know, the demand for real-time load tracking isn’t likely to decrease any time soon. In fact, it’s likely to increase. In this blog, we discuss why real-time load tracking is so important to shippers and brokers, and how using versatile tools like the Trucker Tools driver app can satisfy brokers and shippers, while simplifying your life on the road.
The Trucking Couple recently spoke to Trucker Tools about how they got into hauling expedited freight and what it’s like to work for Hyfield Trucking as part of FedEx’s Custom Critical division. Stephanie and Frank offer advice to truckers who are considering getting into expedited freight, including whether it’s better to make the transition as an owner operator or as a company driver.
If you’re looking for additional interviews with industry influencers and more tips for making your trucking business more profitable, check out our February 2020 Monthly Link Roundup. To download Trucker Tools’ free driver app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/web/carriers/.