Business, Logistics

Truckload Carrier Pitch to Raise Rates in 2018 Underway; ELDs, Driver Pay, Turnover All Concerns

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The combination of the electronic logging device mandate, a shortage of drivers and an improving freight market has carriers and shippers wondering about transportation prices heading into 2018.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Contractor Association Requests Exemption From ELD Rule

EROAD announced at the 2017 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition the commercial availability of its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) ERoad

The Power and Communication Contractors Association has requested an exemption from the impending electronic logging device mandate, according to an announcement from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 13, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Scarce Truck Parking Has Atlanta Looking for Solutions

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Not nearly enough parking exists in metro Atlanta for truckers who must comply with federal rules that limit how many hours they can drive – a shortage that’s about to get worse, thanks to new enforcement procedures

David Wickert | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 30, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

ELDs: A New Era in Trucking

The Dec. 18 implementation date for the federal electronic logging device mandate will mark the beginning of a new era in trucking. Electronic logs are nothing new, of course — many fleets have been using them voluntarily for years or even decades. But moving nearly the entire longhaul trucking business onto ELDs will enhance adherence to driver hours-of-service limits across the industry and put all carriers on equal footing.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
August 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

ELD Suppliers Offer Various Pricing Models, Levels of Service

The cost of an electronic logging device is difrficult to gauge, partly because vendors use different pricing models.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

New ELD Vendors Flood Market as Mandate Nears

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A growing number of technology vendors have been flooding the market with new electronic logging device products in advance of the federal ELD mandate that takes effect Dec. 18.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 21, 2017
Government, Technology

Capitol Agenda for the Week of July 24: The ELD Implementation Is Happening

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The sky isn't falling, the end isn't near, and the ELD mandate isn't being delayed, no matter what you've read or heard. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 24, 2017
Business, Logistics

Shippers Reluctant to Shift Freight Away From Trucks, but Intermodal Demand Could Rise

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Fewer shippers moved their freight from truckload to intermodal in the second quarter, but a shift could occur with the December electronic logging mandate, according to two surveys.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

Werner's Derek Leathers on Forecasting the Shifting Business Climate

Werner Enterprises CEO Derek Leathers discusses trucking's shifting business climate with TT's Daniel Bearth, part of our July 12 LiveOnWeb program on the 2017 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2017
Government, Business

National ELD Mandate Education Tour Set

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is conducting an electronic logging device national tour to help educate commercial motor carriers about the ELD rule that goes into effect later this year.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 10, 2017