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.

September 27, 2017
Penske Safety Bulletin: 4 Steps to Reduce the Stress of Roadside Inspections
Penske Safety Bulletin: 4 Steps to Reduce the Stress of Roadside Inspections

Roadside inspections can be a big source of stress for truck drivers. Level I inspections, as defined by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), are the most comprehensive and time-consuming. They can happen anywhere at any time. Yet you can still be prepared. Follow these four tips to reduce some of the stress from roadside inspections:


September 22, 2017
Meet The Driving Team At Combined Express, Inc. And Delaware Valley Shippers
Meet The Driving Team At Combined Express, Inc. And Delaware Valley Shippers

Working in transportation has many benefits: great pay, long stretches of time off with family and friends, and a stable career with benefits. The best way to judge whether a new career opportunity is worth the risk is to listen to the people who have worked it the longest. Meet the team at Combined Express, Inc. and Delaware Valley Shippers, and read on to find out why our company is the best.


September 20, 2017
5 Trucking Tips For Rookie Drivers
5 Trucking Tips For Rookie Drivers

Did you know last week was National Truck Drivers Appreciation Week? That’s right, there’s a whole seven days dedicated to celebrating the truck driver! Working in transportation really is a rewarding career choice. If you are new to trucking, there are a few tricks to learn to help you acclimate to the industry. A lot of false information gets passed around, so it's important to seek advice from professionals who have been around long enough to know how to get the job done. Here are a few tips to help move your trucking career down a path of success.


September 7, 2017
Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Truck Driver?
Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Truck Driver?

Truck driving is one of the fastest growing occupations. If you’re looking for something new and exciting that offers quality earnings, excellent benefits, and time off to spend with the family, a career in truckload shipping may be your answer. Think you have what it takes to be a truck driver? Here are a few things needed to give a career in transportation a shot.


August 29, 2017
Tried And True Trucking Advice For Accident Prevention
Tried And True Trucking Advice For Accident Prevention

As a professional truck driver, accident prevention ranks up there as a top priority. If you are just entering the field of truckload shipping, or are still in your rookie years, here are some common sense tips to help you avoid unnecessary accidents when starting out on the road.


August 23, 2017
Keep On Trucking: How To Make Life Easier On The Road
Keep On Trucking: How To Make Life Easier On The Road

While some drivers transition to the transient lifestyle with ease, others take time to adjust to the transportation way of living. The key to making it work is to maintain balance in your life. Make time to eat properly, exercise, stay in touch with family and friends, and get proper rest. Planning your week ahead of time can help you stay on schedule. Here are a few tips to help make life easier while on the road, so you can keep on trucking.


August 21, 2017
Seasonal Freight Markets Understanding Carrier Capacity
Seasonal Freight Markets Understanding Carrier Capacity

Supply and Demand. If you have ever taken an economics class then you are more than aware of the significance of that phrase. The economic phenomena dictates the value at which goods are marketed sold and purchased based that goods availability and the consumer demand for it.


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.