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September 3, 2014
The Cold Freeze

I am intrigued by some new technologies for refrigerated trailers.  Everyone wants to reduce fuel.  Much of what I have done in the past, and do today, is focused on the tractor.  However, the fuel used in refrigerated trailers can be saved, which also reduces greenhouse gas.  In addition to the typical reefer technology using a diesel engine, I have now seen four other alternatives.

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September 2, 2014
Are you focusing on female drivers in your recruiting?

If you are a typical trucking company, you have one female driver for every 19 males. This is the national average (around five percent). There are some carriers who enjoy a much higher female driver pool. What are they doing differently?

First, they have a culture that values and appreciates women. Years ago you could walk into a terminal and see more women in the mechanics’ calendars than you did in trucks. There were only men’s restrooms and showers and the few female drivers who entered the lounge were teased mercilessly. 

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September 2, 2014
Stylish and economical

Last week I was at the Great America Truck Show in Dallas, TX.  I moderated a session at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference talking about how technology can influence driver behavior to achieve better fuel economy and safer operation.  The conclusion is that technology can be transformative and significantly improve operations.  Nussbaum Transportation outlined how they have improved fuel economy 25% in just over 3 years.  They are now achieving an average of 8.81 miles per gallon on their latest vehicles.  Earlier this year, at the Technology and Maintenance

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September 2, 2014
How much is your fleet worth?

We work with middle-market business owners every day and almost every owner we talk to asks this question, “How much is my company worth?”

Some believe they know what their company is worth, because they have paid to have a valuation done. Others have “heard” that a company similar to theirs sold for “X.” Therefore theirs should be worth at least “2X.”  Still others have done their own evaluation and firmly believe they know exactly what their company is worth.

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August 29, 2014
Video: Google Takes Amazon Rivalry to the Skies with Drone Tests
Google's laboratory division is developing drones that can handle deliveries, a move that would be in direct competition with Amazon.com.

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August 29, 2014
Boyd Bros Raises Driver Pay
Boyd Bros. Transportation is increasing average driver pay to 54 cents per mile and increasing seasonal bonus by 2 cents per mile for company drivers, the company said.

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Company News

June 06, 2014 / TDI Nationwide
New Address for Atlanta Office

Our Atlanta Branch Office has moved.  Our new address is:

1280 Winchester Parkway
Suite 205
Smyrna, GA  30080
(855) 890-...

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May 23, 2014 / TDI Nationwide
CME Mandate effective May 21, 2014

The Dept of Transportation reminds commercial drivers that all physicals must now be performed by certified medical examiners, as mandated, beginning May 21, 2014.

To find a qualified health...

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April 24, 2014 / TDI Nationwide
Work Zone Safety Awareness

With the arrival of spring comes the beginning of construction season. 

The US Department of Transportation, American Trucking Association (ATA) and other transportation bodies are ...

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January 30, 2014 / TDI Nationwide
CDL Driver Self-Certification Deadline is Today

Today, January 30, 2014 is the deadline for CDL driver self-certification.  The FMCSA states that on or before January 30, 2014, all CDL holders must declare to their State Driver Licensing Ag...

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January 27, 2014 / TDI Nationwide
Hypothermia - The Symptoms May Surprise You

As our nation continues to experience one of its coldest winters to-date, people are at a higher risk of developing hypothermia.

How can we protect ourselves and what are the symptoms?

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