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.
Drive healthy, drive happy. Four things truck drivers can do to support their health