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MC Numbers Going Away, But Not In January

UPDATE 1/17/17: The FMCSA announced that it is temporarily putting on hold the effective date for EXISTING carriers and brokers to begin using the new Unified Registration System. The agency has not yet set a new effective date. For… Read More

Brokers Concerned About ELDs Too

As of this week, the ELD mandate is one year away. That means that after December 17, 2017, all heavy-duty trucks (with a few exceptions) must use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to log their hours of service. While large carriers have been using ELDs for years, many small fleets and owner-operators have yet to make… Read More

Overtime Rules Stall, as Court Slams on the Brakes

Ten days before the start date of sweeping new overtime rules, a U.S. District Court judge slammed on the brakes. The new regulation, which was to go into effect on December 1, has been postponed indefinitely. RELATED… Read More

ELD Outlook is Still Cloudy

Got questions about how to stay compliant with the upcoming ELD mandate? You’re not the only one. At the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conference last month, FMCSA’s top management fielded questions about electronic logging devices from a packed audience. The e-log mandate is set to go into effect in December 2017, but there's still a lot… Read More

Overtime Rules Face Challenges in Courts and Congress

New overtime rules set to take effect on December 1 are being challenged on multiple fronts. Recently, 21 states filed a lawsuit in Texas to stop implementation of the new rules, and the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to delay the rules for six… Read More

Brake Inspection Blitz Happening This Week

There’s a brake inspection blitz happening this week, which also just so happens to be National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. How's that for irony?Brake Safety Week was organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Last year law enforcement across North American inspected 18,817 inspections. Afterward, 2,321 trucks were placed… Read More

New Trailers are Going to Cost You More

Got some trailers that need replacing? Prices for new ones are probably going to jump up soon. Phase 2 of the Federal Government’s greenhouse gas mandates are now in effect, and trailer manufacturers are the first ones affected.Starting in 2018, new trailers will have to meet new standards that include updated tire technologies and aerodynamic systems. The requirements are aimed at increasing fuel economy and… Read More

New Trailers are Going to Cost More

Got some trailers that need replacing? Prices for new ones are probably going to jump up soon. Phase 2 of the federal government’s greenhouse gas mandates are now in effect, and trailer manufacturers are the first ones affected. Starting in 2018, new trailers will have to meet new standards that include updated tire technologies and aerodynamic systems. The requirements are aimed at increasing fuel economy and lowering greenhouse gas… Read More

End of MC Numbers Delayed, Again

UPDATE 1/17/17: The FMCSA announced that it is temporarily putting on hold the effective date for EXISTING carriers and brokers to begin using the new Unified Registration System. The agency has not yet set a new effective date. For… Read More

New Overtime Rules "A Slap in the Face" to Freight Brokers

A Good TMS Can Help DAT Keypoint transportation management software was a great help in tracking the commissions paid to each of his 42 employees, said Gerald Moore of Hybrid Transit. Keypoint helped Moore to determine which employees were subject to the new overtime rules. This is just one… Read More