U.S. Cargo Thefts Up 7 Percent-Could See Theft Spike Today

Cargo Theft Rising In 2015

Record U.S. Cargo Thefts In 2015? With U.S. cargo thefts up 7 percent year-over-year during the first quarter of 2015, many truck drivers are keeping an extra eye out on their loads this Memorial Day weekend. This weekend is the most common day of the year that cargo thefts occur. Over the last few years,…

Top 10 Fastest Growing Trucking Firms Led By Daseke

Top Growing Trucking Companies

Daseke Leads Fastest Growing Flatbed, Jack Cooper Transport Ranks 2nd A flatbed and specialized freight carrier and two auto transport companies were the fastest-growing businesses on a list of the 50 largest U.S. trucking firms last year. Most companies on the list grew faster as the U.S. economy accelerated in 2014. That’s good news for…

DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Drill Driver Kit

DEWALT Drill Driver Kit

If you’re looking for a high quality name brand drill at an affordable price, it’s tough to beat the DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Drill Driver Kit. The DEWALT 18-volt drill is a powerful tool. We had the opportunity to work with the DEWALT drill driver kit over the weekend while helping a friend built onto his…

Truck Driver Shortage Now Affecting All Industry Sectors

Average Age Of Truck Drivers

The ongoing truck driver shortage has been a concern to the trucking industry for many years. Trucking executives have been planning and building strategies to change the trend but the numbers continue to climb. While you wouldn’t think an industry that brought in $700 billion in revenue would have such alarming metrics, the driver shortage…

Trucking Industry Revenue In 2014 Hits New Record High

Trucking Industry Revenue

Trucking industry revenue in 2014 eclipsed $700.4 billion, a new all-time high for the trucking industry. And as we’ve seen in the past, a strong tucking industry is usually a positive indicator of the U.S. economy. Not only that, trucking is crucial to many local markets around the country. Trucking controlled 69 percent of all…

The U.S. Economy And A Slowing Trucking Industry

Trucking Industry Market Value

The trucking industry has always been a strong indicator for the U.S. economy. When the trucking industry is strong, so is the economy. When the trucking industry struggles, the U.S. economy often follows. And with record revenue by trucking companies topping $700.4 billion after a strong 2014, most would think that the trucking industry has…

Craftsman 230 Piece Mechanics Tool Set

Craftsman Tool Set 230 Piece

The Best Tool Brand On The Market When it comes to the most trusted tools in the world, Craftsman is one of the most reputable brands on the market. We wanted to test the Craftsman tool set to see how they measured up against competitor brands. And while we write this review now, we’ve been…

Federal Railroad Administration Issues $967.1M MTA Loan For Commuter Railroads

FRA Issues 967.1 Million Dollar Loan

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today closed on a $967.1 million Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) loan with New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in order to facilitate the deployment of Positive Train Control (PTC) on both the Metro-North Railroad (Metro North) and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR).  It is…

1,900 Trucking Jobs Added In April 2015

April 2015 Trucking Jobs Added

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,900 jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, released May 8, making up some ground lost in March. The DOL, however, did also downwardly revise March’s already poor employment showing for trucking, now reporting a loss of 7,300 jobs in…