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    DVL Express Named 2022 Top Food Chain Provider by Food Chain Digest

    The official magazine of Food Shippers of America (FSA) has named DVL Express a Top Food Chain Provider. Brian Everett, group publisher and editorial director of Food Chain Digest said “Food shippers rely upon their logistics partners and carriers to help manage a productive, efficient, and seamless food chain. Leaders like DVL Express are helping […]

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    10 Proven Reasons to Join DVL Express as an Owner Operator

    Owner operators are the most reliable and motivated business owners on the planet. Driving a truck always has challenges, but owner operators are responsible for a lot more than just driving. Whether you’re an owner operator who is just starting, or you’ve been a business owner for a long time, DVL Express is here for […]

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    DVL Express Named to the Inbound Logistics Top 100 Truckers

    DVL Express has been named to the Inbound Logistics annual Top 100 Truckers list! How the Top 100 Truckers List is Selected Over 300 trucking companies are considered for the Top 100 Truckers list. The list highlights industry leaders that are paving the road to innovation. After personal interviews, research, and qualitative assessment, the Inbound […]

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    Chicago Tribune names DVL Express as a Top Workplace

    The Chicago Tribune has named DVL Express the number 1 Top Workplace in 2022 for companies with 249 or fewer employees! This incredible honor is only given to companies that exemplify cultural excellence in several areas including: • Compensation & Benefits• Innovation• Leadership• Training• Employee Appreciation• Vision• Clued-In Leaders Every business seeks to provide a […]

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    Destined for Greatness: Div and Harman’s Story

    What happens when a sister with a law degree and a brother with a business degree come to America? They end up as truck drivers of course! This weekend, reefer owner operators Div and Harman were on our lot training for a switch to flatbed. While they were here we sat down with them to […]

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    DVL Express: October Digest for Drivers

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    Powerful ways an on-site repair shop can help trucking companies

    This is a humble brag about our truck repair shop Markham Truck Center. Our on-site repair shop does things the right way and we’re so thankful to have them by our side since 2016. After a worldwide pandemic and now a shortage of diesel mechanics, it’s safe to say we owe a lot of our […]

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    7 Easy Ways for Trucking Companies to go Green

    Should you care about what trucking companies do to be more eco-friendly? We think the answer to that question is a resounding YES! According to Our World in Data, The transportation industry accounts for 29% of the world’s CO2 emissions. Considering we move around 72% of the nation’s freight by weight, it makes sense that […]

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    Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2022

    This week is all about celebrating the backbone of the economy. Without truck drivers the store shelves would be empty, and the hospitals would have no life saving supplies. According to the ATA, the trucking industry is responsible for transporting over 70 percent of all goods in the USA. Trucking also provides an incredible number […]

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    $500 Treasure Hunt for Truck Drivers

    Who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? To say thank you to truck drivers everywhere, this Truck Driver Appreciation Week weekend we are rolling out our new $500 treasure hunt! The game is simple; we give one DVL driver a bottle with $500 in it, they choose a beautiful destination to hide it, and truck […]

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    8 Ways to Improve Fuel Efficiency for Truck Drivers

    The cost of fuel is the biggest expense for motor carriers per mile. OTR drivers can run anywhere from 80,000 – 130,000 miles in a year. With all those miles, a 1 MPG difference can save owner operators or trucking companies over $10,000 in a year!

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    Trucking Success: The Equipment

    “The availability of excellent equipment can make or break a trucking company.” -CDLjobs.com

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    Jose: Driver of the Year Interview

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    Airat: Driver of the Year Interview

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    MASTERING THE CHICAGO SUPPLY CHAIN

    Chicago businesses are feeling the effects of a pandemic that is still lingering. In construction, companies are limiting sales because of labor shortages and a lack of materials. In the food industry, Patrick Berger, the owner of the restaurant Kaiser Tiger in Chicago says, “people don’t understand why there is one server for fifteen tables.” […]

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    FOOD-GRADE WAREHOUSING & TRANSPORTATION

    Food-grade storage and transportation can be a tricky maneuver. There are a lot of regulations to follow, and a lot of knowledge is necessary for what can be stored or transported together and what can’t. It’s also important to understand the exact temperatures that different kinds of fruits and vegetables should be stored at, as […]

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    WHEN TO USE A WAREHOUSE

    The answer for when to use a warehouse is… NOW! Just kidding, maybe. Now more than ever, with the current virus causing extreme market fluctuations like we haven’t ever seen before, it may be extremely beneficial to consider if outsourcing to a warehouse is the right move for your business. Spending has increased:35-40% for in […]

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    From Immigrant to Lease-Operator

    Hi everyone! My name is Victor and I am a lease-operator. When I first started driving a truck I was…

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