1. Staying Healthy on the Road

    Staying Healthy on the Road                 69% of truck drivers are obese 14% have Type 2 Diabetes 22% take medications for High Cholesterol The CDC reports that only 25% of drivers exercise per month. With millions of drivers across the nation, these are scary numbers. Transportation industry workers have the highest risk of chronic health problems out of any occupational group in…Read More

  2. Safe Parking

    Finding Safe Parking  According to the American Transportation Research Institute, the most common problem reported by drivers is not being able to find parking. In 2020, there were 11 trucks to every 1 parking  space. On average, a driver will spend 1 hour a day looking for a safe place to park. In larger  metropolitan areas, this can take even longer.  58% of drivers say they have had to res…Read More

  3. Managing Your Over the Road Trucking Company

    Managing Your Over the Road Trucking Company   Often, when you start your own trucking company you are working both as a business owner and a truck driver. There is a lot to manage- Let’s look at some of the major responsibilities and how FR8 Solutions can help make managing your over the road trucking company a breeze.   Expenses and Taxes: As a business owner, you must know how much money is…Read More

  4. The Dispatcher’s Relationship with the Carrier and the Broker.

    The Dispatcher's Relationship with the Carrier and the Broker. It’s all very circular; without one, you don’t have the other. The common factor? An experienced dispatcher. The solid relationship between a dispatcher/carrier and dispatcher/broker doesn’t come without a ton of hard work, communication, and trust. You see, a good dispatcher works tirelessly to learn how to get the best rates an…Read More

  5. Human Trafficking: Signs and Resources

    Human Trafficking: Signs and Resources Human Trafficking is serious business. Truck drivers, whether OTR or local, play a huge role in the prevention and reporting of trafficking. We have put together some signs and resources for you to use when out on the road. Full disclosure, the FR8 Solutions Dispatch/Brokerage team did a ton of research and much of the information in this blog is directly fro…Read More

  6. Roadcheck May 4-6, 2021

    Roadcheck May 4-6 2021 Having a good safety and inspection rating is important for having a successful trucking company. Having a poor rating can make it hard to book loads, affect insurance prices, and discredit your company name. Each year, drivers dread inspection week. Below, you can find information to help you be prepared for these inspections and hopefully take some of the stress away! As a…Read More

  7. There will always be weather to drive through and road conditions to bypass

    There will always be weather to drive through and road conditions to bypass.   As a truck driver, you must plan out your routes, whether you are staying local or driving across the United States. There are always factors you need to take into consideration such as fuel stations, truck stops, traffic, tolls, and the like. Two important factors are weather conditions and road conditions. There are …Read More

  8. Thinking About Starting A New OTR Trucking Company?

    FR8 Solutions Dispatch is here to help you start your new over the road trucking company right! Starting a new company can be scary and exciting. There are many requirements that need to be completed and factors to take into consideration. We have put together a list of items, some of them commonly forgotten, to get checked off before you hit the road. Bottom Line: What do you need to make per mil…Read More

  9. 4-legged friend for the long haul

    Why you should have a 4-legged friend for the long haul.

    If 2020 and 2021 have taught us anything, it is that the company we keep is more important than ever. In the truck, drivers face a constant level of seclusion that most of the world experienced for the first time this past year. One way to combat this seclusion is to add a furry friend to your crew. Throughout the day truck drivers often talk with dispatchers, office personnel, their DOT specialis…Read More