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Government Shutdown Will Start to Hurt Truck Drivers
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Government Shutdown Will Start to Hurt Truck Drivers

By: ClassADrivers.com After declaring“I am proud to shut down the government”, President Donald Trump followed through on his boast on December 22nd 2018. And the government has been shut down since, including departments of Transportation, Homeland Security, and other agencies that truckers rely on to get the job done. The President is demanding $5 billion...

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FMCSA Says Rate of Truck-Occupant Deaths and Fatal Crashes Continues to Climb

Eric Miller, January 15th 2019, Transport Topics WASHINGTON ­­— Federal trucking regulators expressed concern over increasing numbers of large-truck-involved fatal crashes in work zones and a continuing increase in the number of fatalities of large-truck occupants. Speaking at a Jan. 15 session of the 2019 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jack Van Steenburg, chief safety...

Though FMCSA operations unaffected, shutdown could delay hours of service revisions
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Though FMCSA operations unaffected, shutdown could delay hours of service revisions

James Jaillet | January 16, 2019 | Overdrive The partial shutdown of the U.S. government could delay the publication of a proposed rule to reform hours of service regulations, according to a U.S. DOT official. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration officials hinted in December that a notice of proposed rulemaking offering potential revisions to federal...

Highway robbery: Combating dishonest brokers
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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...

August 6, 2018January 16, 2019by
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
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
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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