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October 9, 2014

Dealer of the Year Speaks to Indiana Undergrads

Kyle Treadway, president of Kenworth Sales Company in Salt Lake City, Utah, spoke to students at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business about entrepreneurship and marketing.

February 10, 2014

How To Distinguish Yourself From The Competition

The trucking industry is extremely competitive, and shippers have lots of choices when it comes to getting their products to market. If you are going to capture business, you need to stand out from the crowd.

December 11, 2013

Controlling Business Costs, Part 3: Healthcare

Healthier employees also can help control the employer portion of healthcare costs. Since hiring only 100% healthy employees isn't a feasible option, many companies are looking at the benefits of an onsite medical care facility to help improve the health of their employees.

December 10, 2013

Controlling Business Costs, Part 2: Worker's Comp

One of the best ways to lower your worker's comp costs is by reducing the number of incidents. Being proactive about safety is a fleet's best defense against worker's comp claims.

July 11, 2013

Why CSA May Raise Your Insurance Costs

Many insurance underwriters, happy to have a new tool to give them data on customers, are putting too much emphasis on CSA scores when it comes time to writing policies. This could mean higher premiums, higher deductibles, and even a case where some underwriters won't even consider insuring your company.

June 10, 2013

5 Ways to Succeed or Fail as an Owner-Operator

Sometimes owner-operators are their own worst enemy. They too often do things to undermine their business – like budgeting based on the best of times, not year-long averages. Or they switch carriers to one promising more home time, only to discover they can't make payment with the truck parked in the driveway every night.

May 31, 2013

5 Things to do Now to Increase Your Company's Value

Whether you want to sell your company in a year, five years, even 10 years and beyond, there are five steps you need to take right now that will maximize your company’s value. Proper preparation will enhance the value of your company, make the transaction flow more smoothly, and avoid pitfalls that often terminate transactions midstream.

May 24, 2013

Healthcare Reform: Pay or Play

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), which requires individuals to have health insurance, could change the way trucking companies handle their healthcare coverage policies for employees. The Truckload Carriers Association held a webinar on May 23 to discuss its analysis of the ACA and the impact it will have on the trucking industry.

April 11, 2013

Five Key Facts About Selling A Transportation Company

Today, succession planning is not just about having a plan in place for your eventual retirement, or in case you unexpectedly kick the bucket. You may end up selling your company. Here are five key things to keep in mind.

March 27, 2013

Time’s Up! What To Do If You Need More Time To File Your Taxes

Approximately 7.6 billion hours are spent by businesses and individuals each year on tax compliance -- a workload that could keep 3.8 million full-time workers busy by the IRS’ own estimates. Throw your long hours as a trucker into the mix, and the potential to miss the filing deadline is very real. However, you can file an extension and avoid penalties.

January 21, 2013

Accuride Says it's Nearly Done Fixing; Ready to Grow

LAS VEGAS -- Rick Dauch, president and CEO of Accuride, has fielded a lot of questions -- or perhaps accusations would be a better word -- from distributors who want to know why his promises to support the aftermarket are any different from those of a string of executives befor

January 20, 2013

Special Coverage of HDAW '13

As HDT's editors cover Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013 in Las Vegas this week, watch for a special HDAW issue of the Aftermarket Journal newsletter, as well as coverage on Twitter and Facebook

January 20, 2013

Record Breaking Attendance Reported for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week13

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2013, being held this week in Las Vegas, has yielded record-breaking exhibitor and distributor registration numbers, as well as a larger-than-expected group of registrants for the new SOLD! (Service Opportunities and Learning Day) program, marking an overall growth of 10% in the size of the conference over last year

January 14, 2013

What's the next big threat to truckload carriers?

Unionized drayage drivers. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters just inked its first contract with a drayage company working near the ports of L.A. and Long Beach. Drivers' wages will immediately jump from $12.72 to $19 per hour. And that's just the beginning

January 6, 2013

Vehicle Insurance Myths, Debunked

Your customers rely on you to deliver, and by keeping your vehicles on the road, your business will be more profitable. Simply stated, time is money. Within the world of commercial auto insurance, we've found that there are some common misconceptions that could cost your business time and money

January 6, 2013

Landstar, OOIDA Settle 'Truth-in-Leasing' Litigation

Landstar System and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the end of their decade-long litigation over federal truth-in-leasing regulations, with the Florida-based carrier saying its leases were proven valid and the association saying the lawsuit helped further clarify the regulations

January 3, 2013

Fleet Brake Adds New Location in Ontario

Fleet Brake announced plans for a new parts distribution center in Mississauga, Ontario. When at full capacity, the 50,000-square-foot facility will employ up to 50 people and is expected to be operational in February 2013.

January 2, 2013

Getting Your Trucking Business Ready for Tax Season

Have you been trucking since 1912 or earlier? If so, you are a true trucking pioneer, have an incredible fitness regimen and once earned an income without paying the Internal Revenue Service a dime

December 18, 2012

A Different Way to Sell

'People continue to sell as if they were in a quaint Norman Rockwell painting. That no longer works like it used to." Instead, says Rich Farrell, president of Tangent Knowledge Systems and author of the book "Selling has Nothing to do with Selling," a salesperson should play the role of a "change agent" rather than the more typical product-centric transactional approach

December 12, 2012

Supplier Panel Announced for Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and MacKay & Company have announced the participants for the Heavy Duty Supplier panel, one of the three Industry Expert Discussion Panels to take place as part of the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue conference

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