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What’s Really Happening When Shipments Get Damaged

There are few things more frustrating than shipping out an order and receiving a customer complaint that the item arrived broken. It’s a headache for everyone involved, but the occasional damaged shipment is inevitable. Does it mean that the carriers were rough with your shipment? Absolutely not! Damaged packages happen within even the best trucking companies in the country. Here’s why.

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5 Simple Steps to Enthusiastic Employees

Between COVID-19 and wildfires, 2020 has thrown up plenty of roadblocks. This is especially true for business owners and their employees. For local freight companies like us, work has been busier than ever, but in many other industries, that’s sadly not the case. 

When work is slow or sporadic, even the most productive team can become sluggish and stressed. Fortunately, business owners can help! Keep reading to learn five easy ways to elevate, engage, and excite your employees. (Even in 2020!)

1. Show Gratitude

Everyone thrives off appreciation, and your employees are no exception. Team meetings are a good start, but teams are made up of individuals. By acknowledging the skills and contributions of each team member, you’re telling them, “Hey! You’re not just a chess piece to me. You’re important to this company and I’m glad you’re here.”

The more your team members feel valued, the more value they’ll add!

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Ways to Optimize Cargo Scheduling for Local Shipping Services

There are three primary methods of hauling cargo by road and they are parcel/small package mode, full truckload (FTL), and less-than-truckload (LTL). Depending on their needs, logistics firms can use any of these methods to ensure maximum utilization of their assets while reducing the overall cost of operation.

Although logistics companies desire this, market forces currently plaguing the industry such as ever-increasing fuel and labor costs, as well as the shortage of truck drivers, are making logistics operations more complex, and less profitable than ever before. Read more

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Top Pieces of Advice For New Truckers

Starting a new career can make you feel excited and a bit nervous…especially one as thrilling as truck driving and you may feel some pressure to start out on the right note and put your best foot forward (literally speaking). To help you get settled in and comfy behind the wheels, here’s a list of the top pieces of advice for new truckers. Read more

3 Things A Professional Truck Driver Should Never Do

Driving a carrier or tractor trailer is an important job and doing it well and safely takes the full attention of the driver. Drivers should be completely focused on what they are doing, where they are going, and what’s happening around them. Professional drivers know this and as such, are always aware of their driving and constantly perform a visual check of their surroundings.

Nonetheless, many amateurs and in some few cases “veteran” drivers may become relaxed while behind the wheel and begin to do things or display behavior that is detrimental to their safety. They assume that they can multitask while keeping a watchful eye on the road. However, this reduces their vigilance, resulting in minor mishaps and more often, major road accidents. Here are 3 things that professional truck drivers (and amateurs) should never ever do. Read more

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Ways to Keep the Weight of Your Truck within Limits

An overweighed truck is one of the common issues that plague truckers from time to time. Truck drivers who are caught with overweighed trucks on the highway are subjected to fees, heavy fines, and penalties. As such, it is essential that you always keep the weight of your truck in check to avoid being on the wrong side of the law. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can prevent your truck from being overweight. Read more

Introducing TransDigital

 

Jay Newjahr, BYX owner and CEO and tech lover, began searching for a product to take his drivers day completely paperless 3 years ago. Disheartened by what he found on the market and with a clear vision of what he wanted and needed he began developing his own solution. This solution today is called TransDigital and is being offered to the public for the 1st time.

So what does it offer exactly? Sooooo much but here’s the overview:

  • Digital Manifest
  • Digital Pre/Post Trips
  • Digital DVIR
  • GPS Tracking
  • Trailer Tracking
  • Digital Hour of Service (including voice notification of lunch break time requirement and driver acknowledgement)
  • E-signatures
  • Imaging (registrations, BITs, License, medical, etc)
  • Life Time Record Keeping
  • So much more!

All you need is a smart device! We are offering a 50% discount to our 1st 50 customers on monthly rate for the 1st 6 months! Website coming soon! For more information, please contact Jay or Lara directly at 310-323-1880 x 101.

After the ELD Mandate: Tips to Stay Compliant

BYX owner and CEO, Jay Newjahr, was recently featured as a panelist with Heavy Duty Trucking and Panasonic discussing the hot topic, the ELD mandate and why it is important. Tune in to the live recorded webinar here.

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U.S. LTL Market Expected to See Significant Growth

Those in the industry know the United States Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) market is experiencing major growth. As the economy continues to improve and stimulate growth across multiple manufacturing sectors, in turn, there is an increase in demand for LTL shipments.

According to David Ross, LTL analyst for Stifel (SF), better times lie ahead in LTL thanks to lower taxes, reduced regulations, and increased capital spending. And already we’re seeing a clear picture of this growth, with publicly traded carriers in the $35 billion LTL market reporting a second-quarter increase of 4 percent in reported tonnage over the same period last year.

We take a closer look at the different factors driving this growth. Read more

Re-Branding Underway as Best Yet Express Restructures to Better Meet the Ever-Changing Needs of the Freight Industry

Best Yet Express Incorporated, a family-run, California-based leader in the TL and LTL trucking industry, recently announced several changes within the company, including corporate restructuring and the launch of an aggressive new marketing campaign that includes a revamped website and an informative industry blog, appropriately titled “The Fleet.”

“During the company’s 30-plus year history, our customers – who range from small family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies – have always been our number 1 priority,” said Jay Newjahr, the company’s CEO. “To better serve them, we felt it necessary to restructure internally so that we are more agile, nimble and responsive to their ever-changing needs.” Read the entire press release here.