What can you do as a shipper to level the playing field, lessen the impact, and mitigate the high cost of getting your goods to market, while having a positive impact across the full spectrum of the supply chain? It may be as simple as becoming a shipper of choice.
Depending on who you ask, the new era of required ELDs is having an impact on drivers. Some say it's not the ELDs that are the issue, but the hours of service that make it difficult, especially when delays are inevitable. Others we interviewed said the abolishment of paper logs is a good thing, and if you schedule your time properly, there aren't any more problems than there were before ELDs. It's an on-going debate.
As we enter the cold winter months and the roads become increasingly hazardous, it’s important that drivers are taking measures to stay safe and reduce the risk of accidents. After the last few days of East Coast bomb cyclone Grayson, drivers have been put to the test! The average number of traffic accidents always spikes during the winter season, and with unusual storms like these, drivers will need to take extra precautions.
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With 15.5 million trucks on the road the United States, it is a good bet to say that the ELD mandate is going to have an impact on capacity when December 18, 2017 arrives. Reports vary on exactly how many drivers and fleet owners are ready. Even if just a fraction of the trucks on the road today are put out of commission as a result of the mandate, the trickle-down effect to the economy could be quite significant, especially when more severe penalties go into effect after April 1, 2018. Read about rate predictions associated with the ELD mandate.
Rising spot rates, decreased capacity, peak season and impending ELDs have created the perfect storm
Labor Day, like Memorial Day, is one of those “long weekend” holidays we all look forward to. Some people even confuse the two. We ponder the origins of each one briefly so we feel good about why we are celebrating it. These holidays have grown to represent more than just the day itself. Memorial Day kicks off the beginning of summer, nice weather and vacation time -- and conversely, Labor Day, the beginning of the school year, fall foliage and the bigger holidays.
If you’re a Marvel Comics fan and have seen the latest box-office hit “Logan” you may have noticed a scene where driverless trucks are a part of the fast-paced, futuristic landscape. How close are we to this sci-fi reality?
With fall around the corner, the weather is changing, but just last week we had some close to record-setting high temperatures. These temperatures can mean horrible sleeping conditions for the long-haul truck driver.
Choptank Transport is teaming up with the Maryland Motor Truck Association (MMTA) September 11-17 to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.