Driving Relationships with the Trucking Industry 

Great Truckers

Why is it Important to Increase Driver Pay?

Why Increase DriverPayI have been asked by many of my industry peers, “Why is Transport America increasing pay for drivers? Aren’t you just driving up the costs of business for our industry?” The short answer is, “No, because drivers have choices when it comes to careers.” By increasing pay, my goals are to make driving more attractive than the other career options available to our drivers and to put Transport America at the top of the list of truckload carriers that drivers would like to work with.
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- Chief Operating Officer, Transport America

What Exactly Happens at a Private Fleet Conference?

What Exactly Happens at a Private Fleet Conference?

private fleet

I just returned from the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) annual conference in Cincinnati. Each year, the largest trucking private fleets come together and talk about how to better their individual business models and continue to look for ways to add value to their parent companies. Retailers, manufactures, food distributors, and many trucking industry vendors are in attendance. This year’s show was another record breaker, with over 1,200 attendees.
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- Regional Capacity Manager- C.H. Robinson

A Vice President of Operations’ Role in Trucking

Vice President of Operations Role in Trucking

A.N. Webber

Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about the different roles in the trucking industry. A professional truck driver showed me what it is like to be a long haul driver, a dispatcher shared the ins and outs of getting freight to its final destination, and today I’ll share what I learned from Rob Koch, vice president of operations at A.N. Webber.
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- Regional Capacity Manager, C.H. Robinson

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Dutch Maid Logistics

Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Dutch Maid Logistics?

Dutch Maid Logistics

This month’s featured carrier is Dutch Maid Logistics of Willard, OH, a fifth generation, family owned, temperature controlled carrier. Sam Burrer, vice president of operations, gave me some of his time to discuss Dutch Maid’s history and thoughts on the industry.
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- Social Media Representative - C.H. Robinson