Best Practices

5 Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Landstar Truck

While the price of fuel may be out of your control, there are ways owner-operators can easily reduce fuel consumption. 

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Transporting Specialized Freight Across the U.S.-Mexico Border

Bridge Crane in Laredo, Texas

Heavy or specialized loads present their own unique set of challenges for shippers handling cross-border trade. Pre-trip planning on this type of freight is critical.

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Cross-Border Freight Visibility

Tracking and Tracing

Access to data has facilitated better visibility and a qualified cross-border carrier should be able to provide shippers with shipment tracking even after their freight crosses into Mexico.

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Podcast: Hazmat Transportation Safety

Landstar Transportation Logistics Vice President of Safety and Compliance Mike Cobb spoke with Inbound Logistics about the steps a shipper can take to qualify a hazmat carrier and work cohesively with the carrier to keep a shipment in compliance.

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Managing The Requirements of Cross-Border Shipments

Handing over a load of freight to a customs broker and/or meeting regulatory requirements of cross-border shipments can present unique challenges.

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Kevin Rutherford’s Business Advice for Owner-Operators

Kevin Rutherford

Kevin Rutherford, radio host of Trucking Business & Beyond on SiriusXM / Road Dog Trucking, explains to independent owner-operators the importance of investing in new equipment.

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Maximizing Fuel Efficiency

Improve Fuel Economy

In a world where the price of fuel is consistently trending upward and the average over-the-road truck gets roughly 6.5 miles per gallon (mpg), some owner-operators are going to great lengths to improve their fuel economy.

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How to Choose a Specialized Carrier

Joe Beacom - Landstar

Landstar’s Vice President and Chief Safety & Operations Officer Joe Beacom answered a few questions about choosing a heavy/specialized carrier in the September issue of Inbound Logistics.

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Understanding Hazmat Transportation Management

To learn more about the intricacies of shipping hazardous materials, click here to read and download the Understanding Hazmat Transportation white paper.

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How To Secure Capacity for Cross-Border Freight

Landstar - Eric Meyer

Eric Meyer, Landstar Transportation Logistics executive vice president, operations, shared this advice about securing capacity for freight crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the July issue of Inbound Logistics. 

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