1. Health Tips for Truckers

    Life as a truck driver isn’t for the faint of heart. It requires long (and we mean long) hours on the road, a massive amount of time away from home, and trying to get the sleep you need to stay alert. And while it is a necessary and rewarding job, it’s not an occupation that makes it easy to stay healthy — mentally or physically. Here at Strategy Systems, we want to help the truckers out the…Read More

  2. Driver Retention

    It’s not only trucking companies that need to be worried about the trucker shortage, but the entire country. With over 68% of freight being transported on trucks in America, the entire economy is going to take a hit. In fact, it is already causing the price of goods to rise and orders being delayed. In a report, the American Trucking Associations predicts we will be up to 175,000 drivers by as s…Read More

  3. Advice for New Owner-Operators

    As many of you know, the trucking industry is not for everyone. From the incredibly long hours on the road to making sure that your deliveries get to the customers intact and on time can cause more than just a little bit of stress. But for those that can handle it, working in the trucking industry is the only job that feels right. And for any trucker, whether a newcomer or a seasoned driver, they …Read More

  4. Questions That Freight Brokers Need to Ask Shippers

    While being a freight broker is a great occupation, that isn’t to say that it doesn’t come with its share of challenges. Part of the job is to constantly be on the lookout for potential clients and to reel them in. This can present certain challenges, especially if you’re cold calling since not many people are fond of getting called out of the blue by people trying to do business with them. …Read More

  5. The Importance of Load Tracking

    As technology has advanced, it has completely transformed the trucking industry. Not too long ago, the location of your load was basically a mystery. Of course, check calls were vital to tracking the truck, but this could only happen so often. Knowing where a carrier is is beneficial to all of those involved and makes the entire process efficient. It also lets the broker immediately find a solutio…Read More

  6. Helping Your Trucking Company Grow

    If you’re in the trucking industry, you know just how competitive it can be. There are a lot of companies vying for the same customers, and for small to medium-sized trucking companies, it takes a lot of work to keep up with the large businesses. With larger fleets, the behemoths in the industry are able to offer more aggressive pricing, get more attention from potential customers, hire drivers …Read More

  7. Ways to Cut Your Fuel Costs

    In the trucking industry, it is always necessary to try and save your pennies in any way that you can. Lost time or poor management adds up, and if you want to run a profitable trucking business, making routine mistakes that cost money won’t help your company grow. Typically, the top three costs are spent on wages for the drivers, necessary equipment, and, of course, fuel. Happy drivers are crit…Read More

  8. Choosing the Right Freight Broker Software

    Through the emergence of custom transportation software, the industry is nothing like it used to be. Long gone are the days of keeping track of everything through paper and pen (which would consistently result in human error and a lot of headaches) or wondering where your loads may be and if they’ve been delivered. These days, through freight broker software, the day to day tasks and record keep…Read More

  9. Common Mistakes Made by Freight Brokers

    There are a lot of components that go into operating a freight broker company. From connecting shippers with carriers, ensuring the cargo gets to its correct destination on time, keeping in frequent contact with customers, and, of course, the bookkeeping. It can be a daunting amount of tasks to keep track of, and even with acute attention to detail, mistakes will happen from time to time. In this …Read More

  10. Benefits of Transportation Software

    For years, small and medium-sized trucking companies and freight brokers have relied on manually entering data such as payroll, fuel tax, invoicing, and the like. Yet, as the industry continues to advance, this method is progressively fading out, especially among the larger companies. In order to stay up with the competition and keep pace with the progress of the trucking industry, advanced transp…Read More