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Purchasing New Trucks and Renewing Truck Fleet for Your Trucking Company Business

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Most companies realize that investing in their business is the only way to make progress. Of course, it isn't always as simple as that, but one story was revealed online recently that showed how investment is sometimes vital if you're going to take on a bigger load when working in the trucking company. Renewed fleet is an investment One particular logistics recently renewed a large contract with a packaging manufacturer. As the contract couldn't be fulfilled unless the company put a major investment into new trucks, that's exactly what they did. The company now has 15 trailer units and a further 24 trailers, so they are now ready for whatever contracts come their way and are able to bid for far more jobs. It's certainly a huge decision to invest in a new fleet but the potential profits can be increased in direct proportion to load capacity. Well worth a thought. One of the companies that recently renewed their fleet is Merx Global in Elk Grove Village, IL. The trans…

Truckers shortage continues to plague the industry

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Shipments prices and drivers pay are increasing in responseby Sibila Patsy
"The truck is everything to me," said Lincoln Hawk aka Silvester Stallone in the iconic movie "Over the top" where he drives an eighteen wheeler, arm wrestles and tries to win back his estranged son Michael. Back then this job was considered cool and profitable. Nowadays, young people look at it as not prestigious and would pass on it. That's why we keep hearing of the continuing truck drivers shortage in America. 


According to the latest report by the American Trucking Association (ATA), released in 2017, the average age of the commercial vehicle operator is 49 compared to 42 in other sectors. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics puts that age even higher - 54.  Furthermore, turnover is very high, and there are not enough young drivers filling in for the retiring workforce. 
Age restrictions play a role in the shortage as well. Truckers are allowed on the job after turning 21 years, and most …