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Archive for December, 2014

What I want for the New Year…Drivers!

December 29, 2014

The trucking industry faces a labor shortage, that is to say, everyone is short of good drivers.  Throughout 2014, we have had more freight that we can haul.  This is the best opportunity I have seen for our company in my career.  We expect this to continue through 2015.  But, sigh, we have also had […]

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 22, 2014

24:00 Dec. 23.  Joseph pulled into the truck stop.  It was dark and he could hear the engines and generators humming as most of the truckers had bedded down for the night.  He had just delivered his load and had one more to pickup before he could go home to his family.  He would spend […]

Daddy’s Poem

December 15, 2014

We are proud to support Wreaths Across America! Rocky Woodie, one of our drivers that hauled the wreaths, provided this poem (a special thanks to his friend, Diane Bajzel-Baker, for sending this poem to him): Daddy’s Poem Her hair was up in a pony tail, Her favorite dress tied with a bow. Today was Daddy’s Day […]

A Trucker’s Christmas Story

December 8, 2014

A movement stirred him from his dreams of her.  He heard ol’ Roger, his brown lab whining.  As he sat up in his bunk, he noticed that the world had turned white overnight at the rest stop.  “What is shaking my truck?” he wondered.  He looked outside his window and saw a big moose scratching […]

Finding the Right Balance

December 1, 2014

“Get them miles, get them paid and get them home.”  This is the holy grail of good trucking companies like ACT.  The paying is a no brainer.  The miles and the “home” can be in conflict if not carefully thought out, budgeted, and communicated to find just the right balance. What is the right balance?  […]