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Emergency Freight: What Harvey Tells Us About Irma

Sep 21, 2017

by Peggy Dorf Less than ten days after Hurricane Harvey, trucks were already moving freight out of Houston, with almost the same volume as before the storm. That doesn’t mean nothing has changed. Harvey hit Houston on Friday evening, August 25, and hung over the metro area for days, dumping more than 50 inches of […]

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Got ELDs? Get Ready for Higher Rates

Aug 01, 2017

By Chad Boblett Like it or not, ELDs are coming. The good news? Rates are going to go up. Here’s why. You can’t drive as many miles in a day when you’re running with an ELD. This is especially true when you have strict appointment times, when you’re detained for any reason, and when you […]

5 Regulations That Affect Your Trucking Business the Most

Jun 30, 2017

By Matt Sullivan We’ve seen quite a few changes in trucking regulations already this year. Some rules have been postponed, others removed, a couple added, and a big one is still on the way. Below is a look at the 5 regulations that could affect your trucking business the most. ELD Mandate Of course, Electronic […]

Truck Driver is the Most Common Job in Most States

Apr 13, 2017

Source: IPUMS-CPS/ University Of Minnesota Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR Posted on 13 Mar, 2017 By Matt Sullivan A lot of jobs that were pretty common 40 years ago aren’t so common anymore. There aren’t as many farmers as there used to be. The same thing is true for jobs like secretary and machine operator. But one […]

2013 HOS Rule Is Gone for Good

Apr 13, 2017

Posted on 13 Mar, 2017 By Matt Sullivan It’s official: The 2013 HOS restart rules are no more. The 2013 version of the 34-hour restart rule required drivers to be off-duty for two periods from 1AM to 5AM before they could go back to work, and the restart could only be used once per week. […]