The Trucker Chronicles

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 7.7 percent–its lowest point since December 2011. The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November. It sounds as if the economy has been improving, but the Labor Department’s report released on Friday has provided a mixed picture. Super-storm Sandy disrupted economic activity. Construction employment fell 20,000 and 369,000 […]

Business owners that operate busses and trucks in California have been recently reminded by the Air Resources Board to make sure their fleets of commercial vehicles abide by the new state emissions regulations set to take hold at the start of 2013. Heavy duty vehicles, like busses and trucks that have a gross weight of […]

Schneider National, Inc. has announced that it plans to expand its tractor purchase offerings. This opens up business options for fleets, owner-operators and wholesalers. Currently, the Schneider Finance division offers options to current and potential clients on gently used and premium new commercial vehicles. In addition, Schneider has an inventory of used fleet trucks. These […]

In recent years, many retailers and supermarkets have turned to dedicated-fleet services to help combat driver shortages in the transportation industry. Several carriers, among them J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT) and Werner Enterprises Inc. (WERN), are benefitting from this trend. These dedicated-fleet services, which are offered by carriers that set aside a fleet for […]

An Interview with Mike Copp

November 7th, 2012

We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mike Copp about his company, and changes we has seen in the transportation industry. Mike Copp is the Co-Owner of Carrier Logistics, an intermodal transportation company based in the Kansas City Metro area.  He has seen numerous changes during his time working in the transportation field, and shares […]