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2018 Trucking Industry Trends: The Year of the Truck Driver

“This year [2018] will be the best for the trucking industry since 2005”, says David Ross, an analyst at Stifel Financial Corp.  What makes Ross so confident? It’s all about freight rates, truck sales, and ELDs.   Learn how 2018 trucking industry trends are hauling the trucking industry towards one of its best years ever.   Freight Rates are Soaring  According to the American Trucking Associations For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, January 2018 saw an 8.8 […]

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7 Tips for Smarter Truck Parking

There’s no question that lack of available parking is a major challenge for truck drivers across the United States. Even after the introduction of Jason’s Law back in 2012, commercial drivers are still struggling to consistently find safe parking spots.  In 2017, truck parking ranked fourth overall on the ATRI’s list of Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry survey. If you look only at the responses of commercial drivers, truck parking is […]

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12 Top-Notch Truck Stops in America with Secure Parking

Every long distance driver needs a place to refuel, recharge, and most importantly – a place to feel safe parking. We’ve compiled a list of truck stops across America that stand out for their secure parking and generous amenities.   These are the types of truck stops we need more of across America.  1. Florida 595– Davie, FL   Conveniently located at the intersection of I-595 and I-441. With over 450 parking spaces and 24/7 on-site security, you […]

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Top 5 Major Challenges Facing the Trucking Industry Today

Since 1954, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has been on a mission “to conduct transportation research with an emphasis on the trucking industry’s essential role in a safe, efficient, and viable transportation system.”  The ATRI, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, recently released their annual report outlining the most critical challenges facing the trucking industry in 2017.  The report is based on survey responses from trucking industry stakeholders across the country, including both motor carriers and professional drivers.  We’ve compiled a […]

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5 Awesome Apps for Truck Drivers 

Anyone with a smartphone and data connection can send emails, shop for goods, make reservations, and connect with friends or even total strangers. However, the endless amount of resources available on the internet can be, at times, completely overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like digging through an unorganized toolbox, trying to find the exact right tool for a job. The frustrating part (of both the internet and your messy toolbox) is you know the perfect solution is […]

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US Cargo Control is Headed to NATE UNITE 2018

The NATE Association US Cargo Control is a proud member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). NATE is a non-profit trade association that provides members with uniform safety standards, improved communications, and a unified voice for tower erection, service and maintenance companies. For over 20 years, NATE has been recognized as the industry […]

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USCC Enhances Structure to Elevate Customer Dedication

US Cargo Control has always been dedicated to providing business’ and individuals with quality products and prompt, professional service. Whether online or over the phone, our continual goal is to get you “what you want, when you need it.”   Expertise   Throughout the years, we have assembled a dedicated staff that thrives on being product and industry experts. Every […]

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15 Tax Deductions Every Truck Driver Should Consider

First, what is a tax deduction? Essentially a tax deduction is a work-related expense that lowers your annual reported income. That usually means, less tax owed by you.   If you’re a driver in the trucking industry, you’ve probably run into various expenses out on the road this past year. As stressful as taxes can be, […]

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New Products: Van Beest Green Pin® Shackles and Turnbuckles

Van Beest Green Pin® Product Additions US Cargo Control has made a number of additions to their website with two types of Van Beest Green Pin® products: turnbuckles and shackles. These Van Beest Green Pin® products fall under a price point that is very affordable, while maintaining high-quality standards. Van Beest is a leading manufacturer […]

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ELD Mandate: Rerouting the Trucking Industry

Deadline to Comply Looms Near On December 18th, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate goes into effect nationwide. The days when truckers could log their miles and hours by hand will soon be in the rearview. Enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the ELD mandate requires truckers to purchase and link a […]

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New Product: Sliding Ratchet Strap

Easy-to-Use Tie Downs US Cargo Control has added a convenient new sliding ratchet strap that secures light- to medium-duty cargo to our full line of cargo securement products. This one-piece sliding ratchet strap works well for normal, everyday use. The strap is made with industrial-grade webbing, and is 1.25 inches wide and eight feet long. […]

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Operation Safe Driver Week is Oct. 15-21

October 15-21, 2017 has been designated by Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) as Operation Safe Driver Week. During this event, law enforcement agencies across North America engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at combating unsafe driving behaviors. Both commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers will be included. CVSA holds this annual […]

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