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Soaring Rates, Freight Demand, Spark Truck Sales Surge

Feb 12, 2018

By Clarissa Hawes Soaring freight rates, a shortage of big rigs and strong freight demand combined to make January’s heavy-duty truck orders the best since 2006. The strong economy and favorable new tax policy are encouraging motor carriers to make large fleet investment. Manufacturers received orders for 47,200 trucks in the heaviest Class 8 weight […]

What Does Tesla’s Automated Truck Mean for Truckers?

Jan 03, 2018

By Aarian Marshall Elon Musk rolled out Tesla‘s biggest gizmo yet: a fully electric semitruck. The Semi can go a whopping 500 miles between charges, hauling 80,000 pounds along the way. And it can sorta, kinda drive itself—on highways, anyway. The truck comes with Enhanced Autopilot, the second generation of Tesla’s semiautonomous technology, equipped with […]

Flexibility of Paper Logs Doesn’t Transfer to ELDs

Dec 04, 2017

Posted by Chad Boblett   There’s no regulation that even mentions logbook flexibility, but every driver who has ever used paper logs understands what that means. Years ago, way before ELDs, the biggest fleets were concerned, first and foremost, that all driver log books were completed correctly. Most drivers got paid per mile, as they […]

Commercial Trucking Insurance
One Way Carriers Can Protect Their Driving Time

Nov 02, 2017

Posted: 11 Oct, 2017 by Chad Boblett Do pilots ever start flying without knowing where they will land? No, and drivers should not drive without a detailed, mapped-out plan of where they are going and knowing if they have the time to get there. You can negotiate with brokers just knowing city names and zip […]

Commercia Truck Insurance
I Just Started Using an ELD – Here Are the Pros and Cons so Far

Oct 26, 2017

Posted: 27 Sep, 2017 by Chad Boblett 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 13,000 members, including owner-operators, truck drivers, and other transportation and logistics pros.   I am now ready for ELD mandate on […]