The Best Food for Hitting the Road

When you’re making long hours on the round, you’re bound to get hungry. However, not all food is suitable to eat while trucking. That’s why we compiled a list of some of the best food to eat while on the road.

  1. Burger
  2. Granola bar
  3. Burrito
  4. Pretzels
  5. Trail mix
  6. Cheese crackers
  7. Hotdog
  8. Dried fruit
  9. Sweet potato muffins

You’ll never go hungry with these road foods, so make sure to stack up on them.

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Top 10 Songs All Truck Drivers Should Have on Their Playlist

If you’re getting bored with your go-to music playlist and are wondering how music today strayed so far from the classics, it’s time to bring your trucking road trip music playlist back to basics. Add some new timeless songs to your iPod with the Top 10 of the Best 100 songs ever written.

  1. Life on Mars? – David Bowie (1971)
  2. Let it Be – The Beatles (1970)
  3. Tangled Up in Blue – Bob Dylan (1975)
  4. Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers (1965)
  5. Lola – The Kinks (1970)
  6. Redemption Song – Bob Marley (1979)
  7. Saint James Infirmary – Louis Armstrong (1928)
  8. Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland (1939)
  9. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra (1956)
  10. Everybody Hurts – REM (1993)


Having interesting music to listen to will improve your daily drives and keep your brain engaged in what’s going on around you. Now that you have the Top 10 best songs ever written at the top your music que, you’ll never get tired of throwing this playlist on for some timeless tunes.

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How to Stay Awake and Alert on the Road

Long road trips get boring. Eventually, all the scenery starts to look the same and the sound of your tires on the asphalt gets old. But, falling asleep on the road is extremely dangerous to you and those around you. So, it’s important to do whatever you can to make sure you are keeping yourself awake and entertained. How?

Here are 10 ways to stay alert during long road trips:

  1. Nap before starting your journey.
  2. Eat a good, healthy meal beforehand.
  3. Take vitamins B and C to give you energy.
  4. Pull over to stretch your legs and get the blood flowing every few hours.
  5. Listen to music loudly–and sing along!
  6. Keep snacking throughout the trip (but, make sure they’re healthy snacks that aren’t high in sugar).
  7. Listen to an interesting audio book.
  8. Do mini stretches in as you drive to keep you alert.
  9. Open the windows to let in fresh air.
  10. Keep yourself hydrated (with water!).

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Trucking in 2017

2016 has challenged truckers in many ways: a spike in stock, a declined demand for freight, a driver shortage, speed limit changes, you name it. Luckily, 2017 shows a silver lining for the trucking industry. Overall, an increase in consumer spending is predicted upon the new year. Outlooks for 2017 expect conditions to improve for the trucking industry, including a spike in consumer spending and manufacturing. With more people buying, stock will decrease, bridging the gap between supply and demand.

Additionally, many retailers are taking advantage of the fast-paced nature of e-commerce that has increased in popularity. The need to buy and get it now will allow more opportunities for truckers to deliver freight. While the shipping volume is reportedly down as of May, report suggest that the second half of the year should bring truckers out of their slump.

The new chief for the American Trucking Association, Chris Spear, is working to prevent over-regulation in the industry. Concerned about tax reform, trade reforms, and fund, Spear suggests that any new regulations should be imposed by people in the field rather than those who do not know the inner workings of the trucking business. With more consideration from the people within the field, the industry will see a much more successful year.

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Proposed Trucking Regulation Makes Truckers Sleep Easy

Trucker safety has become a prevalent issue in the past years. Sleep apnea, an issue from which many truckers suffer, is often due to the fact that truck drivers are not given proper resting periods. To combat this issue, Congress is setting forth a new initiative to give truckers ample recovery time between shifts. The new bill mandates that every recovery period include two nights with no driving between 1 am and 5 am. These recovery periods are granted once a week. By passing this regulation, truckers are limited to 70 hours per week as opposed to the sometimes 82 hours a week.

Some are concerned that the time prohibition will cause more trucks to drive during rush hour, which will increase risks of potential accidents. But, Congress is adamant that the time gap is necessary in allowing truckers to sleep adequately. The regulation will also allow a sense of uniformity throughout the industry, and protect truck drivers as a whole.

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Warning about Vaping for Truckers

Vaping has hit the world by storm since it was introduced. While the rising popularity is somewhat harmless amongst teens and the general population, it may pose dangerous consequences for truck drivers. Crashes and explosions are the main concern for truck drivers who vape. FMCSA warns truck drivers to be aware of any smoking regulations while in the cabin. They also say to watch the battery charging while you are away from your truck.

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What is Truck Factoring

Factoring is a common practice in the trucking industry as a way to keep their finances in order and to collect debts quickly. In the trucking industry, bills and debts from so many companies can get complicated, and trucking companies are sometimes forced to wait a long time to collect the money they are owed. Factoring is advantageous for any trucking company manager who is tired of waiting for a long period of time before collecting each debt and needs the money on a shorter time scale.

What is financial factoring?

In financial factoring, a business sells its accounts receivable, or invoices, to a third party factor. The business sells the accounts receivable at a reduced price in exchange for immediate funds. Some businesses have a varying cash flow– meaning that they have a large cash flow during some periods and a very small cash flow during others. Therefore, some businesses find it necessary to have their debts paid immediately in order to continue their business in a timely manner, rather than waiting for money to come in before making the next business transaction.

How is factoring different from a loan?


There are three big differences between a bank loan and factoring.

Loans depend on a company’s credit score; factoring depends on the value of the company’s receivables.
A loan involves borrowing money; factoring is a purchase of a receivable.
Bank loans involve two parties; factoring involves three.

How does truck factoring work?

Truck companies sell large quantities of products and services to other businesses each day. The price of these transactions is large, but often, the trucking company cannot collect the debt from the other business for a month or more. Therefore, the trucking company uses a third party, the factoring company, to help them receive money immediately. The factoring company essentially buys the debt owed to the trucking company. They give the trucking company the amount of cash they are owed by other companies, keeping a small percentage. Then, the factoring company collects the debts from the other companies.

Why is truck factoring a good option?

Truck factoring is a good option for any truck company who cannot afford to have money owed to them for extended periods of time. The factoring company gives the trucking company the money they need immediately, then collects the debt later.

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Temporary Employment Firm Finds Comfort in Non-Recourse Factoring

calculator-1232804_640You do not need to be in business for long in order to pick up some bad debt. No matter how well you think you screen your customers, it is inevitable to find companies that even though you delivered an acceptable product or service to them, they either can not or will not pay your invoice to them.

It was a combination of these problems that a Nevada USA Temporary Employment Agency found itself in. They had a few accounts that had been hit by the recession and filed for bankruptcy protection and a couple others that just decided that they were not going to pay. All invoices were supported by the proper sign offs so the customers had no grounds for non-performance or non-delivery of services but the Placement Agency was still sitting there with bad paper.

It was after this happened 3 times that the owner of the Placement Agency decided to look into options to stop this problem from really getting out of hand. They had already depleted their cash reserves and they could not withstand another customer not paying their Invoices or they would be looking into bankruptcy protection themselves.

The part of the solution to the problem was for the company to look at Insuring its Receivables. But what about the Cash Flow problem?

The owner of the Employment Agency decided to look for options using a Commercial Finance Broker because they had the best options available on the market plus it would not cost him anything for the service because the Business Finance Broker is paid by the lender.

The Broker was able to liquidate their current bad debt, put them into a Commercial Factoring program which was insured so that they now had a Non-Recourse Invoice Factoring and the advance they took on their Accounts Receivable would never come back against them.

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