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Shipping Truckload vs. Shipping LTL: What’s the Difference?

Shipping Truckload vs. Shipping LTL: What’s the Difference?

Truckload and LTL (less-than-truckload), although they may seem similar, are actually two very different modes of transportation. If you’ve only ever shipped one mode and not the other, you may not be aware of these differences. If you’re an LTL shipper whose business is booming and your shipments have grown to full truckload size, or you’re interested in consolidating your LTL shipments into full truckload shipments in order to save money, check out the information below for a brief overview on the differences you can expect to see.

7 New FMCSA Regulations in the Works

7 New FMCSA Regulations in the Works

The regulations and requirements in the trucking industry are constantly shifting and changing. It can be hard to keep track of, so we’ve rounded up seven different developments that should be on your radar.

Certified Claims Professionals: What’s the Big Deal?

Certified Claims Professionals: What’s the Big Deal?

Being a Certified Claims Professional (CCP) sounds nice and fancy, but what difference does it make for your business to work with a transportation company who staffs them? Let’s delve into what this certification means and how choosing a transportation provider with CCP members could make your life easier.

MC Numbers Going Away in October 2015

MC Numbers Going Away in October 2015

You may have heard some rumors and buzz over the past few months about MC numbers and DOT numbers changing soon. There is relatively little information published online about these changes right now, even on the FMCSA website, so please check out this information that we’ve gathered from the legislation and final rulings published by the FMCSA so that you are prepared for the upcoming changes.

Understanding Truckload Capacity

Understanding Truckload Capacity

Whether you’re trying to cover a load on the spot market or attempting to predict transportation costs for the next fiscal year, truckload capacity has a huge impact on these processes. How many trucks are available on the road at any given time can be difficult to predict, and there are many components that affect truckload capacity.

The First Legal Driverless Truck is on the Road: What is the Future of the Trucking Industry?

The First Legal Driverless Truck is on the Road: What is the Future of the Trucking Industry?

On May 5, Freightliner Trucks debuted the first road-legal driverless truck to hit North America. This new advancement has left many wondering where this will take the industry and what it means for both freight carriers and their drivers.

Top 5 Cargo Theft Hotspots: Don't Get Burned

Top 5 Cargo Theft Hotspots: Don't Get Burned

The Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) recently published their study on U.S. truck stop cargo thefts in 2013 and 2014. We were surprised to see which states dominated the total incidents. We go over the hotspots and tips to avoid getting your freight stolen.

Women in Trucking: A Story of Perseverance

Women in Trucking: A Story of Perseverance

Over the past year, women have been the talk of the trucking industry. The numbers of female truck drivers are on the rise, and the challenges that come along with being a woman in the industry are becoming better known. We spoke to some women in trucking to get a clearer picture of the current situation.

U.S. Opens Borders to Mexican Carriers

U.S. Opens Borders to Mexican Carriers

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced it will allow Mexican carriers to apply for permission to conduct long-haul, cross-border trucking services in the United States.