Why We Chose a Straight Truck for Expediting

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Nov 26th 2018 9:16AM
This is the second installment of a three-part series to introduce you to each type of vehicle typically used for expediting. The first article covered ?Why We Chose a Tractor," and the third article will address "Why I Chose a Cargo Van." You know Jason and Heather Hutchens as ?The Crafty Trucker? from their ?Our Life on the Road? vlog on ExpeditersOnline.com and their popular Youtube channel, which currently has over 16,000 subscribers. The couple started their career in ex...

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN A STRAIGHT TRUCK HAUL

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Aug 24th 2018 4:23PM
All straight trucks are not all created equal when it comes to how much weight they can haul. There are several factors that come into play. In this video we talk about a few....

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Purchasing a Used Expediter Straight Truck

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Apr 9th 2018 10:00AM
If you?re new to expedited trucking or a fleet owner looking to expand, a used expediter straight truck can save you money upfront. But it also brings big risks that could sink your business if you?re not careful. So, how can you improve your odds of making a smart purchase decision?and protect your financial future? Avoid these six mistakes when shopping for a used truck. Mistake #1. Choosing an undersized engine. The engine size is crucial to determining whether the truck ...

VAN, STRAIGHT TRUCK, OR TRACTOR TRAILER FOR EXPEDITING | Pros & Cons

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Feb 23rd 2018 8:36PM
There are several pros & cons to consider when researching what type of vehicle to get into for expediting. We share some the ones we considered and why we chose to go with a straight truck. ...

PROTECTING THE FLOOR IN A STRAIGHT TRUCK BOX

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Mar 3rd 2017 10:00AM
How to protect the floor in a straight truck box with polyurethane....

Cargo Van, Straight Truck, Tractor -- Which is Best for Your Expedited Trucking Business?

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 12th 2016 9:00AM
If you're looking to become an expedite owner-operator, one of the most important decisions you'll make is the vehicle you'll drive. That's because your vehicle -- whether it's a cargo van, straight truck, or tractor-trailer -- determines which trucking carriers you can sign with, what size and types of loads you can take on, and ultimately how much money you'll be able to make (and keep).? But bigger isn't always better and cheaper isn't always more profitable. So, how do yo...

Proper Weight Distribution Of Freight In A Straight Truck

By: The Crafty Trucker
Posted: Aug 12th 2016 8:08AM
Explanation of how to load freight for proper weight distribution in a straight truck....

Stoops Specialty Trucks to release new 'SST Lite' Climate Control Straight Truck at the Expedite Expo in Lexington, Kentucky this week

By: Contributing Writer
Posted: Jul 12th 2016 3:00PM
To all of our SST Customers: Thank you for your overwhelming support of our Freightliner Custom Cascadia program. With superior fuel economy, reduced maintenance costs, and the higher resale values we have proven that our trucks are the best value in the industry. In response to the demand for increased payloads on a 33,000 GVWR Climate Control Straight Truck we have developed the New SST Lite. We started by reaching out to several key customers for their input and then met w...

Part 2: Why I Chose a Straight Truck for Expediting

By: Sean M. Lyden - staff Writer
Posted: Jun 13th 2016 9:00AM
This is the second installment of a three-part series to introduce you to each type of vehicle typically used for expediting. The first article covered "Why I Chose a Tractor" and the third article will address "Why I Chose a Cargo Van." Tom and Tina Evans are fleet owners with TNT Expedited Services Inc. and owner-operators leased to Load One Transportation & Logistics. They started in expediting with a straight truck in 2001 and currently drive a 2005 Freightliner Busin...

PTL Raises Straight Truck Premium

By: Contributing Writer
Posted: Nov 16th 2012 7:14AM
PTL raises straight truck team “Premium” to $1.25 per mile as part of the compensation package for immediate growth of the Premium team contractor base. We currently have a strong need for 10 straight truck team Owner Operators to run within our lanes hauling Premium freight. Fleet owners – We welcome the opportunity to discuss building your business around our strengths, therefore building your fleet of profitable trucks. CLICK HERE to APPLY NOW!   ...

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