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ELDs and Driver Shortages: The Truth

The analysis of these two issues find there is no correlation between ELDs and driver shortages.  The industry has had an issue of driver shortages for years.  As we see the driver pool aging with very few younger drivers entering the industry, this alone adds to the shortage problem. The Read more…

By Tim Adams, ago
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How NTC Can Help You – Pt. 1

The truck driver of today has to work harder every year just to break even.  Now, with the arrival of the ELD mandate, breaking even will be even more difficult, if not impossible.  Everyone knows the customer will have to pay for the additional costs ELDs will bring about, but Read more…

By Tim Adams, ago
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2018: A New Year With New Possibilities

2018: It’s here, the ELD mandate is real, Uber keeps making missteps while Lyft gains market share, and everywhere the transportation industry is changing.  UPS announces its plans to invest in block-chain technology to help with its logistics and on and on it goes. Where do you want to see Read more…

By Tim Adams, ago
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Questions about ELD and Safety

You would have to have been living under a rock the last few months to not know about the ELD mandate coming in December, 2017.  One of the principle areas ELDs are meant to improve is safety; for both truckers and the general public who drive on the roads in Read more…

By Tim Adams, ago
NTC

What Happened to Our Industry?

I remember 20+ years ago when manufacturers needed trucking companies for the movement of their product.  The trucking companies with the contracts would spread the word that they had loads to move and they would call upon people in their network within the industry to find drivers needing loads, thus Read more…

By Tim Adams, ago
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What are Member-Owned Services?

NTC has created a new concept in our services that are owned by you, our Members.  What does that mean?  We offer services you are accustomed to finding in a benefits packages from employers, at group rates you are not able to get on your own. How can we do Read more…

By Tim Adams, ago
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Productivity and the Economy

We all want to get ahead, but if we keep doing the same thing, we will get the same results.  So how do we actually get ahead?  We all want to have more money.  Whether you are an employee or a contractor, you have to earn higher pay, either through Read more…

By Tim Adams, ago
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The Power of the Group

It’s long been known that a large consumer group can expect preferential pricing and treatment from companies as they represent a large amount of business revenue and purchasing volume. This concept is at the heart of the NTC business model and has already allowed us to secure initial pricing from Read more…

By Tim Adams, ago
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What is Value?

Too often we equate cost with value and marketers prey upon this misunderstanding.  You’ve heard the old adage, “You get what you pay for,” and so many times this is true.  However, the world we live in is saturated with consumerism and a “buy it now” mentality that far exceeds Read more…

By Tim Adams, ago