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Shipping in the 2021 Texas Winter Storm | Next Exit Logistics

Texas’s historic winter storm in February of 2021 devastated the state more than any other snowstorm in recent record. With billions of dollars in economic damage and at least 210 estimated deaths, few were prepared for this catastrophic event. Supply chains and shipping were heavily impacted, but a few companies—like Next Exit Logistics—managed to continue …

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Five steps for trucking companies to become more desirable to a shipper. Part 1

Being a shipper of choice means that carriers value your working with your business and actually prefer to engage in business activities with you. Once such a relationship is established, being a shipper of choice can prove to be beneficial to everyone who is involved. Not only can it create a friendly and efficient work …

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Cool New Technology For Drivers, Fleets, and DOTs

Technology drives business today, and the shipping business is no different. Tech trucking news tends to revolve around the big critical breakthroughs, like platooning, autonomous vehicles, connected technologies, and electric and alt fuel vehicles, but some of the less well-known advances are just as fascinating—and could be just as helpful to fleets and drivers, and …

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Driver Incentives – What’s Working?

According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)’s annual survey, the driver shortage is the most critical issue facing the trucking industry, and motor carriers ranked driver retention as the second most important issue*. The worry appears to be well-founded. ATRI’s report also said that “driver turnover increased through the first half of 2018, particularly …

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