November 11th is a day to remember and honor those who have served in the military and those who continue to serve our nation. The trucking industry is one of the many industries that employ veterans as they re-enter civilian life. As Truck N Trailer honors these brave men and women, let us take the opportunity to understand why we commemorate Veterans Day.
Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day on November 11, 1918. It was the day when the Allies and Central Powers agreed to cease fire and finally end World War I.
In 1938, Congress passed… Continue reading
2020 as we all know, has been one challenging year, especially for those in the last mile industry.
Delivery fleets worked double time when most of the world hunkered down in their homes to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. People immediately turned to their devices to order everything from daily essentials like groceries to luxuries like exercise equipment or home decor.
Now that customers have already tasted the tremendous convenience that the last mile offers, expect the supply chain to depend on it heavily. With that, here are three things delivery fleets… Continue reading
In the trucking industry, tragedy could happen in a flash. Ever since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) started tracking crash statistics, the number of trucking accidents has never declined and instead went up.
According to NHTSA’s latest Traffic Safety Facts Report, 2019 saw a 17 percent increase in the number of injured occupants involved in large-truck crashes from 2018 and a 19 percent increase for non-occupants.
Of all the risks, drivers are the most significant factor, so trucking companies must focus their risk management efforts on this most vital asset. Aside from having legal… Continue reading
Whatever business you want to start, vans are the vehicles that can offer you the best overall solutions in terms of fuel efficiency, reliability, and comfort. Compared to trucks, vans are much easier to park and have more legroom and safety features.
On top of that, customizing used delivery vans is easier, offering you more flexibility to makeover the interior and exterior however you want. You can add shelves, folding tables, and anything else that meets the specific needs of the business you want to start.
Then again, if you buy a van that is already… Continue reading
The trucking industry is being faced with a lot of challenges during the pandemic. Since many physical stores have closed, many people turned to home deliveries during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and relied on them to get their basic needs. The trucking industry is vital during any crisis because it helps get all kinds of goods to the people who need them. This is why many businesses need to adapt so they look for new delivery trucks or used delivery vans to cater to more consumers. In the U.S, 41 million used vehicles are sold annually, and the… Continue reading
If you are a business owner who is looking for the right vehicle to meet your needs, it can be difficult to decide which one will work best. You want a truck that has enough room and power to handle any job, but you also need something cost-effective in terms of gas mileage. More importantly, you don’t want to choose the wrong type of vehicle as it can be a drain on your budget and take away from the income you need to generate for your company.
Both trucks and vans are great vehicles for businesses. Both provide numerous advantages… Continue reading
Like FedEx delivery vans, the Amazon delivery truck gained popularity in the last decade when it launched its last-mile delivery program. Then delivery vans started to play a big role in Amazon’s vast delivery network.
To get the delivery job done, Amazon bought vans from three major automobile brands namely the Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, and Mercedes-Benz sprinter. The giant online retail company also welcomed the participation of Amazon Flex Drivers and Delivery Service Partners as a reinforcement to its delivery network.
As a Flex Driver for Amazon, you need to provide a vehicle that you own such… Continue reading
The use of commercial trucks is a necessity. In the United States alone, the trucking industry needs to haul more than 10 billion tons of cargo in order to keep the economy going.
If you have a business that involves frequent moving of plenty of cargo or merchandise, you might be needing a cube van, if you don’t own one yet.
Cube vans are very common these days. You can see them everyday being used mostly by delivery companies. But if you want to use it exclusively for your business to save on costs and minimize delays, you… Continue reading
Commercial trucks are an indispensable component of business. It is a necessity for the efficient and consistent movement of merchandise which is essential in the trading world. Whether you are transporting goods or setting up a mobile store or work station, you’ll be able to accomplish your task with a medium duty truck fitted with a cargo box. There are lots of used box trucks for sale and you can buy them anytime from commercial box truck dealers. It’s really all up to you to decide where and when.
Buying a commercial truck is an investment. With that… Continue reading
Fleet maintenance is the practice of maintaining an organization’s fleet of commercial vehicles more proactively rather than simply repairing issues as they occur. The end goal of this program is to enhance effectiveness and maintain the safety of all vehicles as they carry out commercial tasks like deliveries.
For a transportation business, the truck fleet is its heart and soul, which is why it’s essential to keep them up and running at all times. Unfortunately, not many organizations find the necessity to partner with commercial box truck dealers to handle fleet maintenance. The thing is, organizations… Continue reading