relationships

‘Legitimate freight options’ — old ways in new times

There's many ways to skin the cat on freight -- in response to a reader question about legitimate freight options, an update on newer load boards/marketplaces and mobile-optimized brokerages and a revisit to tried-and-true methods, doing the hard work, etc. ...

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Kevin Rutherford’s case to brokers for stronger partnerships with owner-operators

Hear how Kevin Rutherford broke the ice with a roomful of brokers: "Many of my listeners think the majority of this room are lying, cheating scumbag parasites sitting in a room with a phone and an internet connection sucking all the profit out of the load."

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Building the customer base: Work the relationship for the long term

Working the spot market via load boards, you may never lay eyes on the face of the freight broker. By contrast, going after direct shipper contracts is largely an exercise in long-term relationship building.

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Buyers’ market: Comparing lenders’ offers

When financing a truck purchase, if you’re going to veer from a trusted financing partner like a bank for a better deal, don’t neglect the fine print.

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‘Fury by association’ therapy

"We met a broker this past week at MATS, and he absolutely confirmed that all brokers aren't bad" -- Wendy hangs on to some of her sparkle.

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Think you’ve got inspection frustration?

It could be worse: While Overdrive's CSA survey shows continuing concern for deteriorating law-enforcement/driver relations, be thankful you're in America and not Argentina, as a recent case illustrates...

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How to bring home on the road

While it requires dedication and understanding, and like any family situation, there will be trials and tribulations, having close family ties while being away is absolutely possible.

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One of the good dispatchers

"On the totem pole, drivers and dispatchers are at the same level” in many trucking companies, says Tim Bell II, the dispatcher Wendy Parker interviews in this story.

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Looking for love

Where can a hardworking trucking man find love in time for the holidays?

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Should I move in?

Moving in is easier than moving out.

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