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Cargo theft prevention tips for the holidays
Holidays like the long upcoming Independence Day weekend may serve as a respite for man from the workaday world, but for cargo thieves, they represent a golden opportunity to steal freight. Here are some tips to help keep your load more secure.

Cargo theft remains a big problem for the trucking industry and the freight world as a whole – a problem the leads to losses of some $15 billion to $30 billion a year, according to figures compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as you’ll see in the pages that follow.

And yet our nation’s top law enforcement agency believes that $15 billion to $30 billion figure may actually be too low, as cargo crime remains an under-reported and, yes, often unspoken affliction affecting the freight business.

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Tire pressure imbalance: Why it’s a problem
When the inflation pressures between a set of dual tires on either tractor or trailer axles are not properly in balance, bad things can happen.

As product manager for tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) at Bendix, Jon Intagliata intimately knows how even a small difference in tire inflation pressures can reduce fuel economy and decrease expected tire life and the dangerous those conditions can create..

It’s common knowledge that the right tire inflation pressure is a major factor in vehicle safety, tire life, fuel efficiency, and operating costs. Less frequently discussed, though, is the specific issue of pressure imbalance in dual-tire wheel-ends

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TravelCenters to offer military members free meals on July 4
Over 170 full-service restaurants within the TravelCenters of America LLC and Petro Stopping Centers are participating nationwide.

The TA Restaurant Group, a division of TravelCenters of America LLC (which includes the Petro Stopping Centers chain as well), is once again inviting all active duty military, veterans and reservists with proof of service to enjoy a complimentary meal on July 4 at one of 170 participating Country Pride or Iron Skillet sit-down restaurants across the U.S.

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Audio Workshops with Study Guides


With the ‘on the go’ aspect of running a trucking business, it’s difficult to schedule taking a live webcast. As an alternative, we offer downloadable mp3 audio workshops with study guides for an on-the-run learning experience…

Link here for Audio Workshop Title List (Alphabetically Listed) Return and Refund Policy

Abbreviations: AD/SG = Audio & Study Guide Combined, AD = Audio only
Audio workshops: Where indicated, each audio comes with printable study guide

Workshop Name Item #

10 Tricks of a Successful Trucker AD/SG (with bonus audio)
  • Here's a list of 10 Tricks which can make the job of picking up, driving and delivering much simpler and more financially beneficial to the trucker, the shipper, the receiver and the trucking company.
  • As a bonus, we have added an audio segment called "Making it in the Lean Times."
  • Includes a printable Study Guide.


Finding Direct Ship Customers  AD/SG
  • Techniques for locating potential customers
  • Understanding your customer
  • Developing a relationship
  • The importance of customer maintenance
  • and more…
  • Includes a printable Study Guide


Finding the Right Trucking Company for Lease Operators  AD/SG
  • Techniques for asking the correct questions in order to find a trucking company which matches your needs
  • Sample questions to help you find answers for what's important to you
  • and more…
  • Includes a printable Study Guide


Marketing Your Trucking Company  AD/SG
  • Developing your trucking marketing plan
  • Understanding your market and developing a niche
  • The importance of drivers in your marketing effort
  • and more…
  • Includes a printable Study Guide


Negotiating with  Brokers  & Shippers   AD/SG
  • Techniques for negotiating the best hauling rates with brokers and shippers
  • Negotiation skills for getting the highest fuel surcharge
  • And more…
  • Includes a printable Study Guide


Check back regularly to see what new audio workshops we’ve added. Return and Refund Policy: Write Up The Road Publishing & Media’s ( parent company) Return and Refund Policy on E-books, Audio workshops and any downloadable purchase. Do to the nature of a downloadable product being irretrievable; we are unable to accept returns on those purchases. If you have purchased a downloadable item that is either not what you expected or the incorrect item, we will gladly issue you a credit equal to the purchase price redeemable towards any downloadable product(s) or service(s) of equal or lesser value offered on All purchase transactions are final once you have completed Checkout in our Secure Shopping Cart by clicking Confirmation Button, thus completing the purchase. If for any reason you are unable to or fail to download your purchase, we'll e-mail your purchase(s) as quickly as we are aware of the failed download. If this occurs or you have any questions concerning this Policy, please use the Contact Link on the menu bar at the top of this page to contact us or call 731-749-8567 from 9am to 9pm Central Time. Return to Top of Page