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. ...

Robert Burton Wins First-Ever Expediter of the Year Award at Expedite Expo 2017

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jul 18th 2017 6:42PM
The 17th edition of Expedite Expo, held July 14 and 15 at the Lexington Center in Lexington, Ky., had a big first: the delivery of the Expediter of the Year award to the first-ever winner, Robert Burton. An owner-operator leased to V3 Transportation, Burton was nominated for the award by his wife and co-owner Christy. ?Robert is so much more than an expedite driver,? says Christy Burton. ?Robert is an owner-operator, as well as a great human being. He goes above and beyond to...

We are attending the Expedite Expo 2017!!

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Posted: Jul 14th 2017 7:52AM
Gearing up for the Expedite Expo was no easy task this year. Not only did we have workshops to prepare for we needed to prep a truck for the Freightliner Team Run Smart Pre-Trip Challenge...

Pre-Trip Challenge - Expedite Expo 2017

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Posted: Jul 9th 2017 7:13AM
The Pre-Trip Challenge is just that a challenge that is also a learning experience. With less drivers on paper logs the officers are looking for other easy violations...

3 Reasons You Should Attend Expedite Expo 2017

By: Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted: Jun 26th 2017 9:00AM
Perhaps you?re a driver seeking tips on how to boost your income. Or, you?re an owner-operator looking to take your business to the next level. Or, you?re a fleet owner wanting to expand your knowledge--and driver contacts--to grow your fleet. Whatever your role and goal is on the expedited trucking journey, Expedite Expo 2017 has something to offer to help you put your career in high gear. Launched in 2001, Expedite Expo is the only trade show in the world geared exclusively...

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...

Expedite Expo 2016 Workshop: Life on the Road as Team Drivers: Pros and Cons

By: Sean M. Lyden, Saff Writer
Posted: Aug 29th 2016 9:00AM
Driving as a team in expedited trucking offers numerous financial benefits, especially for husband and wife teams, where all income goes to the same household. But you also have to get used to the day-to-day life of two people living in cramped quarters inside the truck for weeks and months at a time, which can create significant challenges, if you're not prepared. Is team driving right for you? What is it really like to operate as team in expedited trucking? How do you capit...

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....

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