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Lift Gates- Pay Now, Not Later

A lift gate is a motorized platform affixed to the back of some trucks that raises and lowers cargo between the ground and the truck. If a loading dock is not available, more often than not a lift gate will be used to unload or load your products. However, if this is...

The Benefits of Using a Freight Broker

A freight broker acts as a link between a company that needs their products shipped and a carrier who has the ability to move those products. In 2013, there were over 14,000 freight brokers in the United States; however, today that number has been reduced to only...

Weighing In

There are several different moving parts when it comes to shipping a product. It’s important to know how each company will weigh items and what extra charges may be applied. For starters, it is always best to use accurate weights on all your shipments.  However, if...

Benefits of LTL

If you’re not always wheeling and dealing within the shipping industry, it’s hard to stay in tune with popular trucking terms like “LTL.” These three letters can be fairly daunting to someone that is looking for a shipping service. However, Arab Cartage and Agent...

Healthy Eating on the Road

We get it – it can be tough as a driver to eat healthy on the go. After all, most health foods can be difficult to access and often need special storage. However, that shouldn’t be an excuse to settle for drive-thru French fries or a candy bar. We have some tips that...

What’s Trending In Warehousing

If you haven’t noticed, things are moving pretty quickly these days and it’s important to be in the fast lane with technology. As we all know, warehousing is important for production to expand. As you expand, so do we. That’s why we seek out the top trends in...

Look Back At It: Tips for Safe Driving

One of the simplest ways for drivers to keep themselves and others safe on the road is by regularly checking their mirrors. This might come as a surprise to some drivers, but the frequency that drivers should be checking their mirrors every five to eight seconds....

How to Avoid Hour Overages

“On-duty time” is defined as the time spent from when you begin work or are required to be ready for work until you are relieved from your responsibilities. Drivers that operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) often have long hours of on-duty time. As a driver, it is...

Winter Weather Tips

It seems like winter is rushing to an end in Arab, Alabama, but our drivers travel all across the United States including areas where winter weather is still a threat. If drivers are not familiar with driving in heavy snow, ice and sleet, these tips can help them...

Top 4 Trucking Freebies

Understanding logistics trends is essential for succesful collaborating with third party companies like AC-AN. These four magazines provide insight that helps drive communication and innovation within any organization. Plus, it doesn’t hurt they are free! 1....

Sharing the Road

Share the road is a program attached with the American Trucking Associations and has been up and running since 1989. This program works to educate drivers on how to properly share the road with large freight trucks through the use of television, radio, web outlets,...

The Repercussions of Distracted Driving

What does the FMCSA classify as distracted driving? No Reaching No Dialing No Reading No Holding No Texting All texting, dialing, or phone calls needs to be “hands-free” meaning that it is located in close proximity to the driver. This normally involves using an...

Safe Driving Awards 2015

2015 was a great year for safe driving with Arab Cartage and Agent National. This year we gave many awards to our great drivers for their safety on the road. Join us in congratulating them and we look forward to more safe driving in 2016! Safe Driving awards include...

Happy Holidays from AC-AN!

We hope you have a wonderful holiday and gather with friends and family! Here are a few photos from our holiday party this year with great co-workers having fun. Click on the images to see them full size.   Join forces with Arab Cartage and Agent National. Email...

Alabama Trucking Industry Fast Facts

Trucking serves as the dominate mode of transportation in Alabama. No other mode of transportation can deliver goods as effectively or efficiently as trucking. Below are a few facts about the Alabama Trucking Industry: The trucking industry is expected to grow by...

Welcome to Our Blog

Welcome to our blog. Arab Cartage & Express (based in Arab, Alabama) was founded in 1979 by Don and Bob Elrod. With ever-increasing freight demands, in 2008 co-owner Russ Elrod incorporated the logistics division, Agent National, Inc. Together, Arab Cartage and...

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