Posted: 21 Mar, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

The vast majority of owner-operators are ready for the ELD mandate, according to a recent survey by DAT. Many are unhappy with the electronic logs, however, which they blame for a loss of productivity and a resulting decline in income. Plus, it's harder to find parking for their trucks.

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Posted: 12 Mar, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Leading up to the ELD mandate on Dec. 18, 2017, some industry observers had predicted a mass exodus of trucks from the industry. But that hasn't happened, at least not yet. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of active carriers has actually ticked up slightly sin...

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Posted: 17 Jan, 2018 by Rip Watson

What’s been done to reduce detention – at origin and destination – to free up driving time in ELD-land, now that minutes matter more than ever? Is it realistic to expect shippers and receivers to change their operations to please truckers? How can carriers and drivers set themselves up for success? ...

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Posted: 18 Dec, 2017 by Matt Sullivan

After years of delays, changes, protests, and more delays, the ELD mandate is finally here. The new FMSCA regulation requires interstate motor carriers to have electronic logging devices installed in their trucks in order to track their drivers' hours of service. Most of the large carriers have been...

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