1. So You Don’t Know What Factoring Is: The Basics

    If you’re a trucker, chances are you’ve heard of factoring already. It’s been around for centuries, long before trucking was even thought of. If you don’t know what it is, hopefully this will give you a little more insight. Truck factoring, if you don’t know what it is, works to get you paid immediately. Truck companies utilize invoice factoring when there isn’t enough cash on hand to …Read More

  2. Sunday Read: Volvo’s Super Fuel-Efficient Truck

    It’s without contention that fuel prices are hurt businesses everywhere across the country. The rise and fall and rise again of fuel has put some people in financial strain and others have even gone out of business. Volvo wants to help fix that. Their new smart concept truck is described as cutting fuel consumption by over 30%. That’s a phenomenal savings done through better aerodynamics and a…Read More

  3. Diamler Layoffs, a Sign for the Trucking Industry?

    Diamler Trucks NA announced that it will be laying off 1,240 workers in both the US and Mexico as result of a continued reduction in orders. In the US, layoffs will take place in Mount Holly (600) and Gastonia (200), both of which are here in North Carolina, and Portland, Oregon (170 layoffs). Mexico will see 270 layoffs in their Santiago location. Is this a sign of the trucking industry’s futur…Read More

  4. RoadCheck Has Begun: Don’t Get Caught With Bad Tires!

    The RoadCheck 2016 has officially began! We published back in May that the CVSA had announced tires were going to be one of their main concerns. They’ll be looking at overall tire condition, tread depth, tire pressure, and to ensure that there aren’t any rogue objects between the tires. This could be pretty bad for some truckers who are in need of new tires. The good news about all of this h…Read More

  5. #WednesdayWisdom: Being Successful

    We all want to be successful. Here’s a few points on how you can be successful: Seven Steps to Success 1) Make a commitment to grow daily. 2) Value the process more than events. 3) Don't wait for inspiration. 4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity. 5) Dream big. 6) Plan your priorities. 7) Give up to go up.” ― John C. Maxwell Financial Carrier Services wants to help you be succ…Read More

  6. Finding the Right Trailer Can Be Hard Enough

    Finding a trailer can be hard enough, that's why we make financing one easy! Financial Carrier Services' flexible trailer financing makes it quick and simple to get the trailer that you need for your business. Our financing program includes: Flexibility to purchase from dealership or private seller Only 15% down payment Affordable 52 weekly payments Most deals completed in 24 hours No age restrict…Read More

  7. CargoNet Intelligence Issues Alert of Cargo Thefts in Georgia

    This morning, CargNet Intelligence issued an alert stated that they, along with GBI Major Theft Unit, received information that two cargo thefts had taken place in McDonough, GA. It appears that these load may have been followed from their origination points. CargoNet is asking that truck drivers watch if they are being followed, and to report any suspicious activity immediately to GBI Major Theft…Read More

  8. Tires a Main Focus of This Year’s Roadcheck

    With increased loads and higher speed limits, tire tread depth is now a focal point of this year’s NHTSA’s RoadCheck. TransportTopics.com has the full scoop on what’s shaking up. You can read more about it here. You can also read our blog post about how to protect your truck’s tires. Tips include: Trying to avoid slamming on your breaks Don’t drive with underinflated tires Keep an eye on…Read More

  9. Winners of the FCS MATS 2016 Giveaway!

      Drumroll please........ Chad Boblett, Owner of Boblett Brothers LLC –Lexington, KY – Won the 10.1 Nuvision tablet Barry Ketmany – Holladay, UT – Won the Fitbit HR Charge Charlie Cinar – Huntington Beach, CA – Won the Apple TV 64 bit Alvin Byars – Northport, AL – Won the Samsung 32” LED Smart TV Asher Mellul – Aventura, FL – Won the Taylor Made SLDR Right Handed oversize dr…Read More

  10. MentalMonday: The Tragedy at Katy

    The tragedy that took place at Knights Transportation has hit the hearts of so many people around the world, including myself. As a man that has dealt with depression, I can’t help but to think about what was going on in the mind of the gunman, and in the mind of the family that is left behind. It is a wake-up call to those that are willing to answer it. Although we do not know what exactly was…Read More