29 Dec by Vitaliy Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Happy New Year to All Truckers and Owner Operators! – 2020!!!

I just want to pass my well wishes to all truckers and owner operators, carriers, and company drivers out there. We know how hard most of you work and how most people just don’t understand the role truckers and trucking plays in our society and everyday living. We know, and we appreciate you! I hope […]
11 Nov by Vitaliy Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Tale of Two Truckers

We have two clients who couldn’t be more different from each other. One makes money, the other does not. One listens to dispatch, the other one doesn’t, and pays dearly for it. Both clients have signed up with our truck dispatch service at about the same time. One trucker is experienced but doesn’t understand the […]
27 Feb by Vitaliy Tags: , , ,

America’s Largest Carriers Reported All-Time High Profits in 2017! How About You?

How was your second half of 2017? How was your fourth quarter? I hope it was good. It was pretty great for some of the largest carriers in America. It was really great for us. I remember reading in a report the other day that the average spot market rate went up by 35%. That is huge! Ours was more like 50% more money which was fantastic since expenses stayed the same.
26 Feb by Vitaliy Tags: , , , , ,

Who Plays More Games on Their Smartphones – Men or Women? Answer inside!

I love stats. I like being able to take a bunch of data and segment it, cut it up, and make something useful out of it. It takes time and knowledge but the end result is eye-opening. This is one reason I love reviewing our analytics data for the many web properties owned by American Freight Trucking, Inc.What I love more that this is when a huge global conglomerate like Google does the number crunching for me. They also tend to make prettier charts. So when this post hit my inbox, I absolutely had to write about it. I think you just might find it eye-opening, much like I did. So here goes.
25 Feb by Vitaliy Tags: , , , ,

The Highest Monthly Average Van Rate Ever Recorded in DAT Trendlines

National Van Rates Break Records in January 2018. To be more precise, the average van rate for January 2018 was just a tad over $2.25/mile. That is not bad at all for an "average" rate. Imagine if you were working with a dispatch company who consistently booked you at an "above-average" rate per mile.Compared to December 2017, just a month prior, when prices were already beginning to increase once the ELD mandate hit the books, prices were up an average of
24 Feb by Vitaliy Tags: , , , ,

AFT Dispatch – Truck Dispatching in Murray, Utah

[caption id="attachment_261" align="aligncenter" width="525"] It was a big mess when we were putting together the computer systems.[/caption]I talk to a lot of independent owner operators every day. I find out how they're doing, what's going well, what they could use some help with. What I find interesting is how in all the years I've been doing this, I've only ran into one trucker who full-heartedly enjoys filling out those pesky packets.As of this writing, we've been in business just under six years and in all these years, I've only met one such person.
23 Feb by Vitaliy Tags: , , , , ,

2018 Tax Changes – Equipment Investment & Depreciation – How will it affect you?

So earlier I was reading an interesting article on Overdrive about the new tax plan. More importantly how it will affect the trucking industry and all the independent owner operators.In this post I simply wanted to quickly look at these changes. I am not a tax professional by any means and always recommend using one for your personal and business finance management.Here's what I learned about
1 Feb by Vitaliy Tags:

Top 3 Posts of 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve posted last. I intend on being much more active on this blog and sharing more useful content with our readers. Having reviewed the available analytics data, I could see that many of you have found several of my articles helpful. Top 3 Post of 2017 The P&L Statement CMCI […]