9 Tips for Keeping Cargo Safe in a Semi Trailer

9 Tips for Keeping Cargo Safe in a Semi Trailer

Whether you own your semi trailers or rent semi trailers, the risk of cargo theft is always present. It seems that news reports about cargo theft are more common every day. And the dollar amounts in these losses continue to increase, as well. Depending on what you’re hauling, it’s easy for the value of your cargo to exceed six figures. And the total annual losses from cargo theft are easily in the tens of billions of dollars.

What You Need to Know About Overheated Brakes

What You Need to Know About Overheated Brakes

When you are hauling a semi trailer—especially a loaded semi trailer—perhaps no component on your rig is more important than the brakes. If a problem arises with the truck’s engine and it won’t run, that can be inconvenient and cause you to miss a deadline. If the brakes on your truck and/or semi trailer go out, that can be deadly.

Is Your Fleet Prepared for the “Sunset” of 3G GPS Tracking?

Is Your Fleet Prepared for the “Sunset” of 3G GPS Tracking?

The ability to track trucks and semi trailers using GPS (Global Positioning System) technology is essential to efficient and effective operations and fleet management. Using telematics to monitor when and where rigs are traveling can help you reduce fuel usage, complete more jobs in a given time period and provide better customer service, to mention just a few of the advantages.

Is Cargo in Your Dry Van or Reefer Trailer Secure? How to Ensure It Is.

Is Cargo in Your Dry Van or Reefer Trailer Secure? How to Ensure It Is.

It’s a sound you don’t want to hear: You have just started a trip and you apply the brakes or round a corner and a thud or the cracking of wood tells you that the cargo in the back of your dry van trailer or refrigerated trailer has shifted and something has been damaged. You pull over, open the cargo door and discover that you have some clean-up work to do and will be having an uncomfortable conversation about the cost of whatever has been destroyed.