8 Essential Gadgets for Truck Drivers

Life as a truck driver is not easy. Even with a decent remuneration package being offered by companies, there’s still an ongoing shortage of drivers. The shortage of drivers is due, in part, to the hardships of life on the road, including isolation/loneliness and negative health impacts. Fortunately for drivers, there are a lot of gadgets that can help make the trucking life better. Here are some essential gadgets for drivers that make driving easier, safer, and more … More 8 Essential Gadgets for Truck Drivers

Autonomous Cargo Drones Could Disrupt Transportation

Move aside self-driving semi trucks. It seems we had just begun the debate about the impact that autonomous big-rigs could have on the industry, when a new innovation is introduced that could have an even bigger impact on supply chain logistics and transportation: Unmanned cargo drones are being developed that will revolutionize the transportation of goods across local, regional, and national distances. As delivery … More Autonomous Cargo Drones Could Disrupt Transportation

Warming Up Our Cold Calls

As the Fall season begins, we’ll soon be feeling a chill in the air and warming up by a fireplace with cups of hot chocolate or coffee (possibly pumpkin-spiced). However, warming up your cold calls should be a year-round practice! Most new commercial sales consultants struggle to get started with cold calls, and it is by far the most frequent and recurring topic I receive questions about. I am a big proponent of network- and referral-based selling, but I’m not against … More Warming Up Our Cold Calls

4 Trends Driving Semi-Trailer Market Growth

Each year, road transportation businesses carry 6,000 billion ton-kilometers of goods throughout countries such as US, China, and the whole of Europe. Big companies involved in construction, energy, automotive, defense, and manufacturing rely heavily on semi-trailers for transporting materials. The reliance on heavy duty vehicles is driving the semi-trailer market, with experts predicting it could exceed $37 billion by 2025 … More 4 Trends Driving Semi-Trailer Market Growth

Technology Trends: How to Get Employees to Buy-In

Welcome to Part 2 of our Technology Trends blog series produced through a partnership between Commercial Web Services, Commercial Truck Trader, and Equipment Trader. We’re committed to helping dealers reach more customers, so today we’re talking about how to get employees to buy into new technology!! … More Technology Trends: How to Get Employees to Buy-In

Technology Trends: How to Take Advantage of Technology in the Industry

Welcome to Part 1 of our Technology Trends blog series produced through a partnership between Commercial Web Services, Commercial Truck Trader, and Equipment Trader. We’re committed to helping dealers reach more customers, so today we’re talking about how to take advantage of the technology available to you!! … More Technology Trends: How to Take Advantage of Technology in the Industry

New Program To Allow Vets Under 21 to Drive Big-Rigs Across State Lines

Current Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration prohibits drivers under the age of 21 from driving heavy-duty trucks across state lines. By prohibiting young drivers from accessing interstates for regional or cross-country routes, fleets can be further limited in the midst of the ongoing driver shortage. However, some relief should soon be on the way in the form of some of our nation’s young service-members … More New Program To Allow Vets Under 21 to Drive Big-Rigs Across State Lines

Successful Selling: The Importance of an Updated Website

Welcome to Part 5 of our commercial dealership Successful Selling blog series, produced through a partnership between Commercial Web Services, Commercial Truck Trader, and Equipment Trader. As leading providers of innovative solutions that connect buyers and sellers in the equipment and trucking industries, we’re committed to using this blog series to help dealers reach more customers. To that end, today, we’re talking about the importance of keeping your website updated! … More Successful Selling: The Importance of an Updated Website

Successful Selling: Creatively Getting Prospects to Visit Your Website

Welcome to Part 4 of our commercial dealership Successful Selling blog series, produced through a partnership between Commercial Web Services, Commercial Truck Trader, and Equipment Trader. As leading providers of innovative solutions that connect buyers and sellers in the equipment and trucking industries, we’re committed to using this blog series to help dealers reach more customers. To that end, today, we’re talking about creative strategies for getting prospects to visit your website! … More Successful Selling: Creatively Getting Prospects to Visit Your Website

Successful Selling: Utilizing Social Media for Sales

Welcome to Part 3 of our commercial dealership Successful Selling blog series, produced through a partnership between Commercial Web Services, Commercial Truck Trader, and Equipment Trader. As leading providers of innovative solutions that connect buyers and sellers in the equipment and trucking industries, we’re committed to using this blog series to help dealers reach more customers. To that end, today, we’re talking about how utilizing social media can boost sales! … More Successful Selling: Utilizing Social Media for Sales