Whether you are new to shipping freight or a seasoned professional, our transportation blog will provide you with insights to master the fast-paced industry of logistics and will provide new, innovative ways to make the logistics industry work for you.

August 16, 2017
8 Road Trip Planning Tips For Professional Truck Drivers
8 Road Trip Planning Tips For Professional Truck Drivers

An experienced truck driver understands the importance of planning each road trip ahead. Planned trips make for higher profits, while also easing stress on drivers. Having a set schedule for when you take breaks for meals, to re-fuel, and rest are vital to making it as a professional truck driver. Here are a few tips to help you on your journey. 


August 9, 2017
Safety Bulletin: Update on Driving With Diabetes
Safety Bulletin: Update on Driving With Diabetes

Combined Express would like to share an article from our friends at Penske Truck Rental, discussing an important issue that affects over 30 million people in the United States, including many truck drivers.

 


August 2, 2017
How Trucking Companies Can Use Social Media To Retain Drivers And Connect With Customers
How Trucking Companies Can Use Social Media To Retain Drivers And Connect With Customers

Many companies are turning to social media to help boost business, and trucking companies can take advantage as well. While the industry has not fully embraced the idea of sharing online content, there’s a lot more room for trucking companies to dominate the space. Articles, videos, and tips are just some of the informative and interesting ways to reach prospective clients, employees, and other audiences. Here are a few ways trucking companies, like Combined Express, Inc., use social media to retain drivers and connect with customers.


July 26, 2017
Cutting Dwell Times & Cost - A Shipper's Guide to The Interstate Truck Drivers Hours of Service
Cutting Dwell Times & Cost - A Shipper's Guide to The Interstate Truck Drivers Hours of Service

If you are a shipper in the United States today then you have, by now, been affected by the Interstate Truck Drivers Hours of Service regulations. Since the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) implemented the regulations in July of 2013, the trucking industry as a whole has had to adjust in order to comply with the federal mandate, and shippers across the country have felt the effect on their transportation network.


July 19, 2017
Life In The Fast Lane: The 12 Benefits Of Becoming A Truck Driver 
Life In The Fast Lane: The 12 Benefits Of Becoming A Truck Driver 

There are many advantages to pursuing a career in transportation, ranging from financial security to independence on the road outside of an office cubicle. Read on to learn more great benefits of becoming a truck driver.


July 12, 2017
On the Road Again: 5 Tips To Handle Time Alone As A Truck Driver 
On the Road Again: 5 Tips To Handle Time Alone As A Truck Driver 

Many truck drivers enter the transportation industry knowing already that they enjoy solitude. What they don’t realize is just how much time they will spend alone on the job. Other truck drivers may enjoy engaging with new people they meet, and may struggle with even miniscule amounts of solo time. Whether you are a fan of it or not, here are five tips to help you cope with solitude and long stretches of silence on the road.


July 5, 2017
22 Inspirational and Entertaining Quotes For Truck Drivers
22 Inspirational and Entertaining Quotes For Truck Drivers

Whether you have a career transportation, or you dream of becoming a truck driver, here are 22 inspirational and entertaining quotes about life on the open road.


June 28, 2017
5 Trucking Bloggers To Follow 
5 Trucking Bloggers To Follow 

While there’s basically a blogger from every industry, you may be surprised to learn just how many trucking bloggers exist. These blogs offer non-truckers and truckers alike a glimpse into the transport industry and the reality of the trucking lifestyle. One of the deciding factors in choosing these bloggers in particular is that each of them helps to genuinely capture the life of a trucker. Here are a few great trucking bloggers you don’t want to miss.


June 7, 2017
5 Tips For Staying Awake And Alert On The Road
5 Tips For Staying Awake And Alert On The Road

Truck drivers need to stay awake and alert for extended periods of time while on the road. All too often we hear a story on the news that a truck driver had fallen asleep at the wheel, leading to a deadly accident for both the driver and those around him. If you work as a driver for a trucking company, one of the most important things you must do is learn to take care of yourself, to ensure that you will stay properly alert while on the road. Here are a few tips to make it happen.


May 24, 2017
Top 5 Characteristics Of A Great Truck Driver
Top 5 Characteristics Of A Great Truck Driver

Working as a professional truck driver is a rewarding career with many great benefits. While novice drivers struggle to stay on schedule and learn the basics of transportation, more-experienced drivers know there is more to it than simply getting from one location to the next. Here are five characteristics of a great truck driver. New drivers can follow this simple advice to help advance their career over time.