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NEWS: NEXT Expands Drayage Marketplace

We have some exciting news to share! After a successful pilot program allowed qualified independent owner operators and small fleet drivers to access L.A. and Long Beach port loads directly through the NEXT mobile app, we are now expanding the program. As a result of this successful pilot program, the drayage marketplace will be open …

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NEXT Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

At NEXT, we pride ourselves on always putting #DriversFirst and what better way to show support than during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. During the week of September 9-13, we offered a series of events and discounts for asset drivers and owner operators. “Mo’ Money” Monday was a chance for drivers to win a $50 …

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No B.S. Answers To Your Most Asked Drayage Questions

Drayage and the entire supply chain industry are poised to enter an exciting new era fueled by digitization. A future of faster, cost-effective, improved efficiency is well within sight yet, many questions need addressing. We sat down with Weston LaBar, CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association, to get his straightforward answers to the questions those …

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Trucking Is My Purpose: How one promise led Kevin Luke to success

It wasn’t long ago that Kevin Luke didn’t know where his next meal would come from. Like so many who have fallen on hard times, Kevin and his wife found themselves homeless after their business was forced to close. “We lost everything. We were homeless and sleeping in the truck.” To understand how Kevin went …

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Diversity and Inclusion at NEXT Trucking — Fundamental and Necessary to Growth

At NEXT Trucking, we believe in the powers of diversity and inclusion. This is due as much to our core values as our commitment to taking part in a future accelerated and grown by technology. It’s why we’ve partnered with the Mayor of LA on the PledgeLA initiative, and it’s why we were recently recognized with a Stevie …

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Driver Shortage Still Critical Going Into Peak Season, According to ATA Data

 Despite industry-wide efforts to decrease driver turnover with increased driver pay and benefits, the American Trucking Association (ATA) reported that annualized turnover for fleets and carriers with more than $30 million in revenue increased 6% to 94% in the first quarter of 2018. The Association’s quarterly Trucking Activity Report showed a 20% annual increase in …

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