Author: SPEED Global Services

How the Big Game Can Teach Us About Supply Chain Resiliency

The Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos are just like us here at Speed Global Services. How so? We want to outperform the competition and win. To achieve that, we all need a basic foundation with sustainable processes, abundant resources and exceptional employees. From that foundation it is easier to analyze data, develop strategic plans and… Read more »

Female Drivers Changing the Face of the Trucking Industry

When you hear the words “truck driver,” what image comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably envision a grizzled, bearded man between the ages of about 40 and 60. Likewise, you might be surprised to learn that women comprise nearly 10 percent of the driver pool at Werner Enterprises, one of the… Read more »

How Containerization Changed the World

Prior to the 1950’s, nearly all of the world’s cargo was transported in a mixed assortment of barrels, crates, drums and bags. Each piece of cargo had to be individually loaded onto ships and then later unloaded at distant ports. Because there were so many types of goods in all shapes and sizes on each… Read more »

Staying Awake on the Road

There are so many great reasons to become a professional truck driver, but the job can have irregular schedules. One week you may be driving exclusively during the day, while another you may be transporting goods throughout the entire night. The good news is that truck drivers get a healthy dose of paid time off… Read more »

Reasons to Become a Truck Driver

Whether you are at the age where you’re considering your first major career path, or you’re interested in getting out of your current line of work, we’re here with some good news. There are actually quite a few reasons why becoming a professional truck driver can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Regardless of how much… Read more »

America Views the Trucking Industry Favorably

What haven’t we covered in this Blog? When it comes to the trucking industry, we can safely say that we have covered just about everything and, let’s be honest here, it’s been a bit of a hectic couple of months for the industry. There was a strike north of the border that had many in… Read more »

Changing the Face of the Trucking Industry

In previous blog posts, we’ve discussed issues with the driving shortage in the trucking industry in addition to efforts on the part of many companies to change up the image of truck drivers. Freshen up might be the better word choice, but whatever you choose to call it, one thing remains clear: the trucking industry… Read more »

How New Technology Is Changing the Trucking Industry

The advancement of current technology and completely new inventions regularly change every industry, but trucking is one area that has received a dramatic overhaul over the last decade. There are countless ways in which new technology is shaping the future of the trucking industry, but today we’re going to look at a few of the… Read more »

Giving Truck Drivers a Makeover

Everything has an image. Basically, what goes through your head when the someone says the word. The trucking industry, some believe, is in sore need of an image makeover. This is in large point because the trucking driver is experiencing a shortage of drivers, which we have discussed almost ad nauseam, on this blog. That… Read more »

The Importance of the Trucking Industry

In the last couple of blog posts, we discussed the strike that was going on north of the border and it’s impact on the economy. What we basically saw was a threat, that is an organization saying, “We will stop our trucks from transporting goods and services.” Fortunately, the strike only lasted a couple of… Read more »