ELD readiness is headline news

Posted by Harriet Mills on Dec 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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.

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Tags: Carrier News, ELDs, Regulations, Technology, Shipper News, Industry News

Put on your seatbelts, rates are climbing

Posted by Harriet Mills on Oct 12, 2017 4:35:54 PM

Rising spot rates, decreased capacity, peak season and impending ELDs have created the perfect storm

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Tags: Carrier News, ELDs, Regulations, Industry News

Electronic logging device mandate spells change for drivers and carriers

Posted by Harriet Mills on Sep 30, 2016 9:20:17 AM

We are in the midst of a big change, as approximately three million truck drivers will be moving into the electronic age. That is, they will be replacing their traditional paper driving logs, that old standby, with electronic logging devices (ELD). While there are some exceptions, the final deadline for full compliance is Dec. 16, 2019.

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Tags: Careers & Culture, ELDs, Regulations

Food safety: Keeping the loading dock and equipment clean

Posted by Harriet Mills on Sep 23, 2016 9:20:50 AM

The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, is an expanding document that continually grows in order to make the food we eat safer and less likely to be contaminated, covering each stop along the way “from farm to table.”

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Tags: Careers & Culture, Regulations

Choptank Transport Market ReportMarket Report June/July 2018

JAWS 5 & THE FREIGHT MARKET

As we head into the summer on a wave of record-high MDI we have the sense of uneasiness with the market and what might be lurking around the corner, or in this metaphor, below.  Much like the great original summer blockbuster Jaws, (which was released 43 years ago, sorry to make you feel old), the movie, like the current market, gives participants an “edge of your seat” scare as you don’t know what will happen next.  Studying truckstop.com’s MDI report, history shows that rates might soften a bit in the near future, but the giant, white shark below is lurking.  It could be the tariff’s...

Here is a brief market overview and report on all the factors driving the current market, our expectations for where it’s headed, and most importantly, how to manage this market and come out on top!   

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