Category: Rules/Legislation

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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
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
Oilfield operators, trash haulers petition FMCSA for ELD exemption
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Oilfield operators, trash haulers petition FMCSA for ELD exemption

Four more trucking groups and fleets have filed for exemptions from the electronic logging device mandate that took effect in December. Trash hauling and recycling fleet American Disposal Services (ADS), oilfield service fleet Cudd Energy Services (CES), the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC), which includes well service rig...

February 2, 2018March 16, 2018by
Drivers meet with Sen. Ted Cruz to talk hours of service rewrite
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Drivers meet with Sen. Ted Cruz to talk hours of service rewrite

Wednesday, January 17, a group of truckers took a meeting with United States Senator Ted Cruz in order to press concerns over the Department of Transportation’s electronic logging device mandate and the current hours of service rule. Originally called for by trucker Dave McCauley after he made contacts with Cruz’s office on a trip McCauley and other haulers...

January 22, 2018January 22, 2018by
FMCSA Grants Agriculture and Livestock Haulers ELD Waiver
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FMCSA Grants Agriculture and Livestock Haulers ELD Waiver

Federal trucking regulators have granted a 90-day waiver to agricultural commodities and livestock haulers from installing electronic logging devices in their trucks, and issued a separate clarification on potential miles that are exempt from hours-of-service requirements for agriculture haulers. In a pair of announcements, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said it is granting the limited...

January 8, 2018January 8, 2018by
Coalition of large carriers press FMCSA to allow hair sample drug testing of drivers
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Coalition of large carriers press FMCSA to allow hair sample drug testing of drivers

A coalition of major carriers has petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to immediately allow hair sample tests to satisfy federal rules requiring trucking companies to drug test truck drivers pre-employment. Currently, the agency only recognizes urine sample tests. The Trucking Alliance, a carrier advocacy group that includes fleets like Maverick Transportation, Knight Transportation,...

September 25, 2017September 25, 2017by
ELD rumors dispelled: Small fleet exemption? Delay to 2019? Answers here…
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ELD rumors dispelled: Small fleet exemption? Delay to 2019? Answers here…

I received an email from an owner-operator this weekend with a few questions regarding the federal government’s fast-approaching mandate for electronic logging devices. The rule hasn’t changed since its publication in December 2015 (though FMCSA has altered its interpretations of the rule’s key exemption), but there seems to be lore among some in the industry...

August 10, 2017August 10, 2017by
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