Articles written by: David Berger

Class 3-4 Trucks Make a Comeback

Class 3-4 Trucks Make a Comeback

Class 3-4 truck manufacturing is on the rise once again. As the national economic landscape continues to improve, truck order volumes are growing after fleets dialed back vehicle replacement schedules during the Great Recession, according to industry website Trucking Info. Brian Tabel, marketing director at Isuzu Commercial Truck of America…Read more

Hauling with a Hybrid? The Transformation of Pickup Trucks

Hauling with a Hybrid? The Transformation of Pickup Trucks

Traditionally, hybrid cars have been developed by foreign car manufacturers and in smaller sedan models. Until recently, hybrid automobiles were targeted at environmentally focused, eco-friendly drivers. However, Ford Motor Company is making a change to the hybrid paradigm, and it’s not in the form of a sedan, coupe or even…Read more

The 2014 Best Trucks for Towing

The 2014 Best Trucks for Towing

Whether you are picking up hotshot loads or hauling a cross-country move, you are only as reliable as your truck. Listed below are four of the best heavy duty trucks hotshot and independent transporters can buy today: 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty The U.S. automotive industry has been beaten and battered in…Read more

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