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Local Trucking Company Leads the Way on Clean Freight

Kaukauna, Wis. — Midwest Carriers, a Kaukauna-based trucking company, recently was named a SmartWay High Performer by the Environmental Protection Agency. This highly-coveted industry award is given to companies that lead the freight industry in reducing their carbon footprint. Of the 590 refrigerated carriers in the country who partner with the EPA through SmartWay, Midwest…

Is IT Your Driver’s New BFF?

How do your drivers view your IT department? If you’re not sure, you should find out. Here at Midwest Carriers, our IT department is a support team that helps drivers and dispatchers operate at peak performance. This viewpoint seriously impacts the way we do our job. Instead of a top-down technology strategy, our technology’s main…

MAKE YOUR DRIVER’S DAY

Do your drivers know how much you appreciate them? Many truckers don’t. During the holidays who actually sees an increased workload with more freight to deliver? Drivers. On the days the roads are terrible who still needs to deliver? Drivers. Rain or shine, day or night – truck drivers are always out on the road….

Trucking Turnover: Can We Turn It Around?

Right now, for every 10 drivers you hire, only 1 will still be driving for you in a year. Yes, you read that right, trucking as an industry has a 90% turnover rate. What a waste of time and money for a trucking company. Now a 90% turnover rate doesn’t mean that a trucking company…

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE TRUCK

Last month, on December 18, the U.S. government mandate requiring truckers to outfit their rigs with electronic logging devices (ELDs) went into effect. A small piece of technology that tracks drive times and ensures that truckers are complying with the federal limit of only 11 hours on the road. Meanwhile, Tesla and Navistar are making…