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Archives for August 2015

Roll On: Balancing Family with Life on the Road

Day in the Life Truck Driver
As we near Truck Driver Appreciation Week, it’s important to consider how much of an impact that the individuals who are responsible for moving product over the road every day have on our lives, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.

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Carriers Weigh In: Staying Connected Through Technology

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What essential technology do you need to run your business? If I had asked you the same question five years ago, would your answer be the same? Did the technology you rely so heavily on today even exist five or ten years ago? We interviewed a few carriers to see what essential technology they valued most in their business today. Their responses varied widely, yet they all had one thing in common. Read More…

- Social Media Strategist- C.H. Robinson

Carrier of the Month: Coast to Coast Express, Inc.

TheRoad_Coast-to-CoastI recently sat down with James Taylor from Coast to Coast Express, Inc., to learn more about the family owned company that’s just getting started. In 2014, two brothers started Coast to Coast Express, Inc., with four trucks and eight trailers. As a small, family owned and operated company, Coast to Coast Express, Inc., has grown modestly over the past year while maintaining a family atmosphere. Now with a fleet of nine conventional tractors and 25 trailers, their main lanes of travel are in Texas and Northern and Northeastern states. According James, they specialize in travel from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Coast, hence the name Coast to Coast Express, Inc.

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- Communications Specialist- C.H. Robinson

Limited Spaces, Big Demand: A Look at the Parking Shortage

TheRoad_ParkingIssuesThe truck parking shortage is a long-standing issue that spans the nation from coast to coast, and a solution doesn’t seem likely in the foreseeable future. Some of the drivers I’ve spoken to report that they’ve made it a habit to secure parking spots at truck stops by 3:00 in the afternoon; waiting just a few more hours can significantly reduce their chances at finding open spaces. Why all of the competition for parking spots? Read More…

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