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.
Last week we talked about the skyrocketing prices the spot load market is seeing in freight and transportation costs. Shippers are bearing the brunt of these elevated rates and are having to rethink the way they arrange the movement of their goods so all their profits don't fly out the window.
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California is well-known for its many transportation laws and regulations. The latest one, implemented on November 1, 2017, is named S.B. 1, and it will have an immediate impact on freight costs coming in and out of the state.
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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.
Curious about what's going on in the industry with wildly fluctuating prices and capacity all over the map? Check out our recent transportation industry market report.
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.