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Between the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented weather events and more, 2021 was a rollercoaster for the trucking industry. In the midst of the volatility, hundreds of thousands of companies and drivers pushed through the difficult year to make sure the country could get the supplies and products it needed. We want to say thank you!

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This year, our most popular blogs fell into two major categories: guides for newer trucking companies and trending industry topics.

Helpful Guides for New Trucking Companies

  1. License and Permit Checklist for Starting a Trucking Company

In this blog, we summarize each license and permit needed for starting a trucking company in order to gain authority and starting hauling. You can learn more about what each overseeing agency requires and how to obtain the documents you’ll need.

  1. The Five Best Load Boards Every Trucker Should Know

The amount of load boards available online can be overwhelming and finding affordable boards with well-paying loads is even harder. Learn about the five of the top load boards in the industry in this blog, and don’t forget that RTS customers get exclusive access to the Ryan Transportation load board with Freight in the RTS Pro app!

  1. How to Calculate the Fuel Cost Per Mile of Your Trucks

It’s important to understand how much your trucking company makes and spends per mile. In this blog, we cover the step-by-step process for calculating your per-gallon fuel usage and costs.

Trending Transportation Industry Topics

  1. Five Reasons Not to Worry About Self-Driving Trucks

One of the biggest topics in transportation right now is the introduction of the self-driving truck. In this blog, we discuss the recent updates in autonomous trucking and why truck drivers shouldn’t worry about them.

  1. The Nationwide Shortage of Safe Truck Parking

Truck drivers across the country have been struggling for over a decade with finding a safe space to park their trucks while off duty. There has been a lot of talk in the industry about how to fix the problem, but what’s being done right now? In this blog, we cover how the shortage came to be, and what’s can be expected moving forward.

  1. What Happens if You Fail a DOT Physical?

Failing a DOT physical may send some into a panic, but it doesn’t mean it’s the “end of the road” for your driving career. Find out more about DOT physicals and what to do if you don’t pass the required metrics in this popular blog.

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