Articles written by: David Berger

Take Care of Your Freight: 4 Tips for Smart Towing

Take Care of Your Freight: 4 Tips for Smart Towing

Hotshot and independent truckers likely know a thing or two about moving freight. In fact, connecting a trailer is probably second nature to a truck driver, especially if they’re running their own operation. Yet, despite the perceived ease of proper hauling practices, even the most experienced of drivers may need…Read more

Will the New Congress Affect the Trucking Industry?

Will the New Congress Affect the Trucking Industry?

The 2014 midterm elections have come and gone. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to take a look at the potential impact a conservative Congress may have on the trucking industry as a whole. Historically speaking, a more conservative Congress has boded well for the transportation market, particularly…Read more

Gas Versus Diesel: Who Wins the Great Debate?

Gas Versus Diesel: Who Wins the Great Debate?

Gas and diesel-fueled engines both offer distinct advantages and drawbacks. In comparison with one another, it’s difficult to determine which is more advantageous in terms of personal or hotshot trucking. Drivers must consider a wide variety of factors when deciding the type of truck they are going to purchase, as…Read more

Technology is Driving the Trucking Revolution

Technology is Driving the Trucking Revolution

It’s an overused cliche to say technology is changing our everyday lives, but in the trucking industry, new innovations may dramatically alter the industry – and for the better. Driverless trucks and drones are getting the lion’s share of attention in the transportation market, and rightfully so. The prototype technology…Read more

Technology in Trucking: How Simulators Will Save Your Bottom Line

Technology in Trucking: How Simulators Will Save Your Bottom Line

Technology in trucking has taken the industry by storm. New digital and mobile innovations have made their way into the transportation market and inside cabs across the country, including applications and even the concept of driverless technology. However, another piece of technology has emerged, and it exists outside of four-lane…Read more

Look up! Drones and the Future of Transporting Goods

Look up! Drones and the Future of Transporting Goods

Last March, CBS’s flagship news program “60 Minutes” reported that Amazon was testing a pilot program that would deliver products to customers’ doorsteps within an hour of being ordered. Sound ludicrous? CEO Jeff Bezos is already toying around with the idea, and per CBS’s report, the ambitious plan could be…Read more

Shipping Wars Recap: “Speed” Kills

Shipping Wars Recap: “Speed” Kills

Season 7 of Shipping Wars continues with a boatload of crazy. First up, Jarrett may have met his match. Episode 3 Recap: Jarrett finds a load that seems like easy money, but quickly finds himself in a competitive bidding battle. The “shipment,” traveling from Moscow, Idaho, to Los Angeles, was…Read more

The Sharing Economy: A Growing Trend, Especially in Transportation

The Sharing Economy: A Growing Trend, Especially in Transportation

Like it or not, we are all becoming members of the sharing economy. Its own ecosystem of goods and services performed from peer-to-peer, the sharing economy is a major part of our daily lives. A growing number of new-business ventures are creating digital marketplaces to help people connect with each other- typically…Read more

Truck Drivers, Stay in Your Seats: Driverless Trucks Have an Uphill Battle

Truck Drivers, Stay in Your Seats: Driverless Trucks Have an Uphill Battle

According to a new study released by transportation business software consultants Software Advice, two-thirds of respondents said they would feel less safe sharing the road with driverless semi-trucks, with 54 percent showing no change in sentiment even if it meant cheaper consumer products or reduced carbon emissions. Women were also…Read more

The 10 Best Highway Restaurants in America

The 10 Best Highway Restaurants in America

Whether you’re hauling a load from coast to coast or simply making a regional delivery, proper nourishment is a necessity on the road. Regardless of the circumstance, an empty stomach deserves high-quality eats. In no particular order, here are 10 of the best highway eateries the country has to offer:…Read more