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Tips To Keep Workers Safe As They Return Back To Work

Tips To Keep Workers Safe As They Return Back To Work

For several weeks now, workplaces across America have essentially shut down, or have had limited shifts, due to stay-at-home orders. Local governments are starting to ease restrictions so businesses can get back to full capacity. Safety will remain the number one priority. New protocols will be needed not only for employees, but for vendors and guests too. Shippers, who manage the flow of goods through warehouses and docks, need to consider not only the safety of their employees, but of the numerous truck drivers who pick up and drop off their products. 
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#SleekTruckerStory (Igor Brito)

#SleekTruckerStory (Igor Brito)

One of the reasons America can start to press forward is because of those working on the front lines. The Sleek Fleet carrier network, made up of America’s hardest working drivers, continues to haul essential freight into hard hit areas. Here’s another #SleekTruckerStory.
 
Igor Brito, an independent driver from New Jersey, moves loads in and around the northeast region. As we know, many things have changed for those who work in transportation. Igor has noticed longer processing times at origin
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Thank You To Our Truck Drivers- Our Heroes- During This Time of Crisis

Thank You To Our Truck Drivers- Our Heroes- During This Time of Crisis

A recent article published by Freight Waves says Pennsylvania has closed all rest stops, including access to parking lots due to COVID-19. "This will definitely impact truck drivers who are working their tails off to keep America moving", said Dean Corbolotti, Sleek Fleet director of shipper engagement. "Think about it, the men and women who haul freight across the US won't have a safe place to rest and clean up." 
 
Now more than ever, essentials like food, medical supplies and paper products need to move across the US.
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Our Carrier Network Continues to Haul into the Eye of the Storm

Our Carrier Network Continues to Haul into the Eye of the Storm

As some trucking companies begin to refuse orders into heavy hit COVID-19 areas, the Sleek Fleet network continues to press forward. For weeks now, our network of carriers have been hauling freight directly into New York City, labeled as the new virus epicentre. 
 
On a daily basis, multiple times per day, drivers deliver much needed medical supplies and groceries. "We have loads shipping from North Carolina to the island of New York City daily", said Dean Corbolotti, Director of Shipper Engagement.
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The Search for Safe Truck Parking

The Search for Safe Truck Parking

One of the issues that continues to plague truck drivers is the lack of access to safe, convenient parking.  This problem has been impacting the industry for years and is sometimes the last straw for drivers to exit the profession.  Recently at the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) convention, the parking crisis was summarized with the financial impact drivers experience.  Dan Murray, the Vice President of Research for the ATRI, estimated that lost wages associated with seeking out parking costs a driver an average of $4600 per year.     
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New Technologies Help Level the Playing Field for Independent Truckers

New Technologies Help Level the Playing Field for Independent Truckers

Most truckers drive solo for hundreds of days annually. While being on the road so much can feel isolating at times, they are by no means alone. Qualified, professional truckers are part of an expansive and indispensable network driving commerce and the economy. Each day millions of Class 8 trucks move freight across our nation’s highways. Independent owner-operators and small fleets (<10 trucks) make up more than 90% of those drivers. Not only are they major stakeholders in the future of the industry, they bring an impressive track record.
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What’s on Independent Truck Drivers’ Holiday Wish Lists for 2018?

What’s on Independent Truck Drivers’ Holiday Wish Lists for 2018?

About 350,000 registered truck owners/operators in the U.S. are an essential part of the vast army of over-the-road trucks responsible for moving freight across our nation’s highways every day.  These independent professional drivers are hardworking and committed to doing their job safely and efficiently.
 
According to a survey of owner-operators conducted earlier this year, 41 percent of those surveyed spend at least 200 nights away from home and drive more than 100,000 miles per year. However,
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Technology Built to Improve the Profitability of Independent Truckers

Technology Built to Improve the Profitability of Independent Truckers

Technology and Transportation
Technology now plays a major role in the transportation and logistics space, and its influence continues to expand. After initially being heavily weighted in favor of helping shippers optimize their supply chain networks, technology is finally starting to address the needs of truck drivers.
 
Yet, most of today's 'technologies' represent incremental enhancements to long-standing tools like load boards and routing guides. Sleek Fleet's technology is different — its solution provides independent truckers seamless access to freight bypassing the high cost of the middleman.
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Mobile Technology Gives Drivers New Opportunities for Growth

Mobile Technology Gives Drivers New Opportunities for Growth

Technology has transformed the supply chain over the past two decades. Shippers, large asset-based carriers, brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) all now have access to a wide range of tools to streamline day-to-day operations, improve performance and increase profitability. However, even with all of these advancements, there's been one group that's largely been ignored — drivers.
 
Despite being the lifeblood of the supply chain, drivers have lacked solutions designed to meet their specific needs.
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Owner Operator and Professional Employee Driver Facts

Owner Operator and Professional Employee Driver Facts

Read about Owner Operators and see why we know they're so valuable to the industry. These facts come from the current authority on the topic, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). For more information, click here: https://www.ooida.com/trucking-facts/

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