Tag Archives: hauling

Spring is here!

Its finally starting to look like spring ! Of course that means more 4 wheelers on the road so be careful out there. Continue to be aware that some of those inattentive drivers are a danger to us, as well as themselves. Warm weather means more scrutiny of equipment. If everyone continues to maintain your equipment you should not have any issues! Operate safely and […]

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End of year strong finish. New $75000 bond requirement

Hi everyone! Its been a busy few months, Freight has continued to buck the trend on most areas in volume and price. Fuel is staying below the $4 mark and if it goes lower the year will end on a good note! The FMCSA recently changed the bond requirement from the $10000 to the $75000 amount. While this is a blessing for us carriers, its […]

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SUMMER FREIGHT IS INCREASING! CSA BLITZ

Freight across the US has been increasing as are the rates paid. This is a good indicator of the economy. Driver and owner operator shortages still appear to be an issue, but freight is moving well. The recent DOT safety blitz is well under way, this is good for safety, but it makes you wonder why they need a blitz? Horror stories abound, but I […]

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Is Spring finally here??

I think the last snow of ther year is done! Its been an up and down spring. Freight is plentiful and fuel is slowly dropping. Good for trucking and brokerages right now. Spring is also when DOT really steps up its enforcement efforts. Companies like U.S. Freight have a diligent maintenance program to stay ahead of any issues. We also make sure our drivers are […]

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ACCIDENT STUDY-HIGH FUEL COSTS

A recent ATA report released shows what ive been saying. 80 percent of accidents involving semi trucks are the fault of the car drivers. No matter how professional and safe we are out there, we have to watch out for those persons who are driving distracted or engaging in other activities that are unsafe while driving. Accident reports should reflect this immediately and show who […]

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A good start!

January usually starts out good, and this year is no exception! A large increase in freight has caused southeast freight prices to rise. Hopefully this can continue so shipping will have a strong year. Fuel prices have also stayed low, but for the past few weeks have stayed about the same. It’d be great to see another large drop with the new year taking off! […]

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2013 A NEW AND PRODUCTIVE YEAR!

Well 2012 is in the books. It was an up and down year with mixed reviews. Lets get 2013 off to a strong start! Lower fuel prices should help shippers looking to get a head start on orders. And it should also help carriers improve on those tight margins. Weather and road conditions have been good, so safe and on time deliveries have been consistent. […]

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WARM WEATHER! FUEL SAVINGS!

Its been great weather in the midwest! Safe driving conditions and on time deliveries are what trucking companies hope for, and late November temps of 50 degrees are perfect! Did you know that for every 10 psi your tires are underinflated fuel mpg drops 1 percent?  Also adjusting your 5th wheel to narrow the trailer gap to 30 inches is optimal. For every 10 inch increase, […]

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Thanksgiving Week

Turkey, football, friends and family (and a few naps) are what most people enjoy on Thanksgiving. It is also one of the top two travelling days of the year. So be careful, you never know how safe the other drivers are. U.S. Freight would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

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DIESEL FUEL DROP… MAINTENANCE

This has been a nice week for fuel. A drop of 8.6 cents ahead of Hurricane Sandy is nice, but prices are still higher than last year at this time. With oil still sliding maybe it will continue lower. Fleet Maintenance is important in any fleet. Safety and Productivity are the direct result of a well maintained program. Take any extra time you have to go over your equipment a […]

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