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The Secret to Small Carrier Profitability

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I bought my first truck at 22. By the time I was 25, I had 11 trucks. And that sounds great, but at one point, I was close to filing bankruptcy—all because I didn’t understand one important part of the business. I didn’t understand the financial numbers.
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The Road to Eliminating Cargo Theft

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Cargo theft can happen anywhere, anytime, and it impacts carriers, shippers, manufacturers, and consumers. In addition to disrupting the nation’s supply chains, these thefts can drive up costs for businesses and consumers, including insurance premiums, transportation expenses, and retail prices.
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Carrier Spotlight of the Month: Cargo Transporters, Inc.

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Cargo Transporters, Inc., began in 1966 when Forrest Pope, Jack Brown, Tony Pope, and Charles Pope created a truck leasing company in Claremont, NC. In 1982, the company started providing truckload service. Today, they have 490 trucks, more than 1,600 dry van trailers, and terminals in Claremont and Charlotte, NC, with a third under construction in Rocky Mount, NC.
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TCA 2016: 3 Things to Know

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At the intersection of networking and knowledge is the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Annual Convention. This marked my sixteenth year attending the event, and, as always, it provided a friendly forum to discuss industry topics, issues, and trends with some of the brightest minds in the industry. My favorite part is connecting with the truckload carriers we have long-standing relationships with—it’s great to hear their insights on what’s going on in our industry and to catch up on the latest with their families, hobbies, and the sports they love.
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- Director of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson

Drivers in the Spotlight: 4 Reasons for Their Growing Influence on Supply Chain Management

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Editor’s note: This post originally ran on Connect. Since it’s a relevant topic for the carrier community, we decided to share it with you here on The Road.

The changing competitive landscape in trucking is focusing more attention on the role of drivers in the management of supply chains.
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