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Highway robbery: Combating dishonest brokers

Small fleet owner Scott Jordan once had something of a maxim he’d repeat about his business dealings. “In all the years I’ve been in business,” around seven years as an independent, he’d say, “I’ve never been screwed over by the broker or shipper, only the trucker.” Last year, that changed in a big way on...

August 6, 2018August 6, 2018by
ELD exemption for small carriers introduced in U.S. House
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ELD exemption for small carriers introduced in U.S. House

Full article can be found here.   A bill was filed Wednesday in the U.S. House that would, if passed, exempt the smallest trucking companies — those with 10 trucks or fewer — from compliance with the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate on a permanent basis.

May 22, 2018June 5, 2018by
How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?
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How Did Truckers Find Loads 40 Years Ago?

Read article here. Gene Schultz has been in the trucking business for nearly 60 years. Ask him what technological advances have made his job easier over the years and three things come to mind: Computers Satellite trailer tracking The DAT load board “We take it for granted now because it’s so easy,” Schultz says about...

April 12, 2018April 12, 2018by
Take Me Home!
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Take Me Home!

The Uber Team met Frank in December of 2016. He’s a career driver who’s constantly on the road. When we asked him what one feature he wished we could create for him, he responded: “Get me home more.”

April 4, 2018April 4, 2018by
New FMCSA head wants ‘productive conversations’ on ELDs, safety
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New FMCSA head wants ‘productive conversations’ on ELDs, safety

Original article found here. Nearly a month into his job as FMCSA Administrator, Ray Martinez told an audience at the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) that he looks forward to “meeting great people” and having “productive conversations.” Martinez addressed the TCA annual convention in Kissimmee, Fla., the morning of Mar. 26. The week before, Martinez spoke...

March 27, 2018March 27, 2018by
We are happy to announce our partnership with Magellan and their ELD Solutions
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We are happy to announce our partnership with Magellan and their ELD Solutions

We are happy to announce our partnership with Magellan and their ELD Solutions In an effort to continually offer new and beneficial services Transport Financial Services has formed a strategic partnership with Magellan GPS. Transport Financial Services brings over 55 years of combined experience in Transportation, Logistics, and Online Social Media Marketing. With the Magellan...

March 16, 2018March 16, 2018by
ELD exemption for ag/livestock haulers extended to June
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ELD exemption for ag/livestock haulers extended to June

Originally published here.   Truckers hauling agricultural products and livestock have received further reprieve from compliance with the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Tuesday that such haulers will have until June 18 to adopt an ELD. They can continue to run on paper logs in the meantime....

March 15, 2018March 15, 2018by
Post Your Truck to Find Better-Paying Loads
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Post Your Truck to Find Better-Paying Loads

This article can originally be found here. Chad Boblett is the owner and driver of Boblett Brothers Trucking of Lexington, KY. Chad also founded the Rate Per Mile Masters group on Facebook, a communications hub for more than 18,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.    It might seem counter intuitive, but I always...

February 22, 2018March 8, 2018by
States eye bills to suspend ELD enforcement, ask Congress for mandate repeal
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States eye bills to suspend ELD enforcement, ask Congress for mandate repeal

Read original article here. Legislators in at least four states have introduced proposals in recent weeks to stymie enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate, either by suspending funds for enforcement within their state’s borders or by asking the federal government to reconsider the mandate, enforcement for which began in December.

February 20, 2018February 20, 2018by
Map: A state by state look at ELD mandate enforcement
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Map: A state by state look at ELD mandate enforcement

Read Full Article at here   Courtesy of CCJ sister site Overdrive, the graphic above shows how truck enforcers in each state are handling enforcement of the electronic logging device until April 1. Though the U.S. DOT required nearly all truckers who keep records of duty status to switch to an ELD by December 18, there’s somewhat of...

February 6, 2018February 6, 2018by
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