1. 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

  2. How to Avoid Expensive Payroll Costs and Still Get the Job Done

    How to Avoid Expensive Payroll Costs and Still Get the Job Done The goal of every business owner is to be profitable. The more expenses your business has, the less profitable your business will be. Deciphering what expenses are necessary or wasteful is important when observing the condition of your bottom line. One of the biggest expenses for any business is payroll and the costs surrounding the n…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. Working Together for your Business Success

    Working Together for Your Business Success – Bookkeeper vs Certified Public Accountant (CPA)   Unarguably, both can be valuable to the growth and success of your business in many ways. While both bookkeepers and CPA’s duties vary from one another, an adequate and successful accounting system is set up and maintained with a coordinated effort between the bookkeeper, CPA and you. Most busin…Read More

  5. Increasing Cash Flow by Minimizing Aging Accounts Receivables

    Increasing Cash Flow by Minimizing Aging Accounts Receivables   Slow-to-pay clients and unpaid Accounts Receivables will limit the cash flow that is needed for your business to stay operational. Plan ahead by creating business strategies to eliminate or minimize your unpaid transactions while maximizing your business’ cash flow. Consider ways to avoid having aging Accounts Receivables: When…Read More

  6. 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

  7. What is the Clearninghouse?

    What is the Clearinghouse? "The Clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement personnel real -time information about CDL driver drug and alcohol violations, thereby enhancing safety on our nations roadways." Though implementation of the Clearinghouse was January 6, 2020, the rule took effect January 4, 2017. The in…Read More

  8. 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

  9. Business vs. Personal: The Benefits of Separation

    Business vs. Personal: Benefits of Separation It is hard work starting up a company. The last thing you want to do is create problems that turn into issues down the road! Many small business owners start using their business account for personal expenses or vice versa. To fix this you first need to separate business and personal accounts and the next step review every transaction and correctly cla…Read More

  10. 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