Will the Trucking Industry Discard Diesel for Natural Gas?


Although across-the-board growth of natural gas-powered heavy duty trucks has been slow, the momentum in that direction is steady.  Just how far it goes remains to be seen. A news item in a national transportation trade magazine published more than … continue reading

Freight Demand May Push Legislation to Allow Twin 33-Foot Trailers


The next twenty-five years will see a huge leap in freight demand. Here’s what the largest fleets are doing to prepare for that growth. It’s been widely reported that LTL carrier FedEx Freight is seeking government approval for the use … continue reading

Is Social Media in Your Recruiting Toolbox?


If you still aren’t using social media to recruit and retain drivers, you should read this blog. First published in February of this year, the recommendations are even more relevant today. Facebook…Twitter…Pinterest…LinkedIn. Not so long ago, social networking sites were … continue reading

Highway Trust Fund’s Quick Fix Not the Optimal Answer


Bad roads are bad for business and bad for the country; that’s why Congress needs to find a long-term solution to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent. There are certain issues that have always had broad, bi-partisan support; the Highway … continue reading

6 Reasons Companies Turn to Dedicated Contract Carriage


Can you recognize the six signs that tell you it’s time to move away from private carriage and towards dedicated contract carriage? 1. Older fleet in need of replacement Truck fleets and other major capital investments were put on hold … continue reading

70 Years and Counting: NationaLease Reveals Its Fascinating History [Video]


When an organization has been around as long as NationaLease, you know it must have an interesting history. From its humble beginnings in Chicago in 1944 to its coast-to-coast, North American presence today, this organization of independent full service truck … continue reading

Women in Trucking: An Interview with Linda James


This is the second in a series on women in executive positions in the trucking industry. Last month, we posted the first of our interviews with women who are pioneers in adding diversity to the trucking industry. This month, we … continue reading

More Regulation Means Less Productivity for Trucking Industry


Because of new rules, including HOS, drivers will be spending less time on the road, even though the amount of freight stays the same level as last year. Government regulations in the trucking industry will be forcing many drivers off … continue reading

NationaLease Holds 10th Young Executives Club Meeting


On July 17 and 18 in Indianapolis, IN, the NationaLease Young Executives Club (NYEC) members held their 10th meeting. The NYEC reinforces the relationships between the current and future leaders of NationaLease.  The group took the opportunity to add a unique … continue reading

Proposed FDA Regulations for Carriers: How Big of a Problem?


Carriers still have one week to post comments to the proposed new regulations affecting fleets involved in foodstuff transportation. Back in January of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a rule that would require certain shippers, … continue reading