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  • ELD makers frustrated with Congress, urge truckers not to wait until December deadline   1 week 2 days ago    

    If you want to see the ROI, choose an ELD HOS solution that maximizes your benefits for less cost. Reach out to me for more info.

  • Bendix wants more discussion of automated vehicle 'ecosystem'   1 week 2 days ago    

    Autonomous trucks have a lot of advantages if compared with the human driver. They do not get tired, they are cheaper in use. But it is really bad for the truck drivers. They can be pushed off the profession in couple of years. Much fair is to use uber for trucking kind of apps like doft or uber freight.

  • ELD makers frustrated with Congress, urge truckers not to wait until December deadline   1 week 3 days ago    

    Well, IF, your Products were Good for A Business to Utilize, realizing a Good ROI...
    THEN, Why do you NEED THE GOVT TO MANDATE that "I/WE" purchase said item???
    Case And Point: Aerodynamic Modifications, I SEE AN ADVANTAGE TO MY BOTTOM LINE, TIRES: Lower Rolling Resistance, DIRECT BENEFIT TO MY BOTTOM LINE.
    ELD, So Far with 2 Years of Use... 25% LOSS OF GROSS REVENUE! And I Ran LEGAL PAPER LOGS, the Issue, ZERO FLEXABILITY, ZERO.
    That's Why the GIANT COMPANIES WANT EXEMPTIONS TO PARTS OF THE RULES, ie: UPS and "Yard Moves".

    EXEMPT ONE, EXEMPT ALL!

  • Nevada officials say autonomous-truck era drawing near   1 week 3 days ago    

    The self driven trucks will disrupt the trucking industry. That's for sure, but they will also push the truck drivers off their profession. As for me it is more fair to use uber for trucks apps like Doft or Uber freight.

  • ELD makers frustrated with Congress, urge truckers not to wait until December deadline   1 week 4 days ago    

    I take umbridge with anyone who uses the term “if you are against it, it is probably because you are cheating.” when it comes to this subject of ELD's.
    To make a blanket statement as stated in this article, delagitamizes the businesses that conduct themselves with in the hours of service regulations.
    In the future there will be directors of business and market development writing about the unintended consiquinces of ELD's in the legal arena.

  • Two fleets' experience: ELDs and extras cut costs, boosted image   1 week 4 days ago    

    A rested driver cannot help but be safer. I don't have a study proving this but it seems obvious to me that lower fatigue means fewer accidents.

    Whether or not it is required is a political question that may be solved on its own either through increased profits, reduced losses and reduced insurance rates.

  • ELD makers frustrated with Congress, urge truckers not to wait until December deadline   1 week 4 days ago    

    there is no saftey involved in the eld. all it does is force drivers to drive more when they are tired.

  • FMCSA withdraws plan for sleep apnea rulemaking   1 week 4 days ago    

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  • The challenges of measuring fuel economy   1 week 5 days ago    

    I look forward to the day when coastdown testing is not included in the mix. Why we have allowed the charlatans at SmartTruck to get away with keeping that method in the conversation is beyond me.

  • FMCSA withdraws plan for sleep apnea rulemaking   1 week 5 days ago    

    Question: what are the criteria for FO in printing comments. I have sent several that are on point and sometimes humorous and sometimes PO'd, and you either don't get them via this comment section or what else I don't know. Please print why for us commentators so our voices can be heard. Danke

  • Making ELDs pay in trucking   1 week 6 days ago    

    I just love thes elec-logs, I surely do. My momma said I was kinda lazy and that thes here devices will hold my nose to the grindstone, so to speak, so bring it on...........my momma will finally be proud of me

  • A salute to tow truck operators   1 week 6 days ago    

    As a tow company owner, we're often vilified as crooks, and deservingly in many cases. But I try to run a fair business with integrity. Great post guys!

  • The birth rate, economic productivity, and trucking   2 weeks 4 hours ago    

    One way in which countries mitigate declining birth rates is by fostering immigration. Unfortunately, this will not happen under the current administration. Japan is an example of what happens to an economy when people aren't having children and the country makes immigration difficult. Decades of economic stagnation.

  • Making ELDs pay in trucking   2 weeks 10 hours ago    

    Landstar's claim to higher productivity is not supportable. This is absolutely NOT true. We have asked their drivers time and again. I repeat, time and again, and the overwhelming response is " oh, it takes less thinking to press the buttons, but loss of opportunity, loss of time to pickup and deliver, oh yes this is costing them, big time. I would like to see an official investigation into how much kickback these mega carriers get on each device. With 9,000 O/O, at $10 a month, that is an easy $90,000 clear profit. And if their O/O do not have the time to load or deliver, why they just contact C.H. Robinson, their preferred broker and shop all these loads to them, even more than they do now. It is too much corporate profit for them to back the driver on this.

  • Making ELDs pay in trucking   2 weeks 22 hours ago    

    Landstar's claim to higher productivity is not supportable. This is absolutely NOT true. We have asked their drivers time and again. I repeat, time and again, and the overwhelming response is " oh, it takes less thinking to press the buttons, but loss of opportunity, loss of time to pickup and deliver, oh yes this is costing them, big time. I would like to see an official investigation into how much kickback these mega carriers get on each device. With 9,000 O/O, at $10 a month, that is an easy $90,000 clear profit. And if their O/O do not have the time to load or deliver, why they just contact C.H. Robinson, their preferred broker and shop all these loads to them, even more than they do now. It is too much corporate profit for them to back the driver on this.

  • Making ELDs pay in trucking   2 weeks 1 day ago    

    Landstar's claim to higher productivity is not supportable. This is absolutely NOT true. We have asked their drivers time and again. I repeat, time and again, and the overwhelming response is " oh, it takes less thinking to press the buttons, but loss of opportunity, loss of time to pickup and deliver, oh yes this is costing them, big time. I would like to see an official investigation into how much kickback these mega carriers get on each device. With 9,000 O/O, at $10 a month, that is an easy $90,000 clear profit. And if their O/O do not have the time to load or deliver, why they just contact C.H. Robinson, their preferred broker and shop all these loads to them, even more than they do now. It is too much corporate profit for them to back the driver on this.

  • Data will help Ford's Chariot shuttle service expand in NYC   2 weeks 1 day ago    

    Very good concept.

  • Delay for ELD mandate? Leading transportation attorney says not likely   2 weeks 2 days ago    

    Some years ago, you could go off duty for meals. Why not now? FMCSA ought to replace their initials with M.O.N.E.Y., because that is what all the smoke and mirrors are about. I dare anyone to look up online: 1. Carriers CAN add hours to your ELD. 2. ELds can and have been hacked in UMI study. 3. ELDs have shut down trucks in motion when their remote upgrades fail. 4. IRS has determined on their own webpage that if carriers have the ability, no matter if they act on it or not, to dictate what, where and how you do ;your work........you, as an O:O are now an employee. Everything from windfarms to light rail systems, to hospitals, to port facilities all over the world have been and will continue to be hacked (taken over by a hostile party). Hello? Hello? Hello? I wrote direct to Sec Chao. Two months later I get a reply from her staff reciting the whole song and dance of safety, 26 lives saved, driver freedom ad nauseum.. Now I am going after our Congress reps, CBO and the GAO, citing the 2 Billion dollar cost of this.

  • How mobile technology is making waves in trucking   2 weeks 3 days ago    

    Well the IT is coming to all of the spheres of our life. So the logistics is not an exclusion. The quantity of uber-like apps for trucking like uber freight or doft or convoy shows, that the niche is to be automated. Still the main task to perform is to persuade the shippers to use new tech.

  • How mobile technology is making waves in trucking   2 weeks 4 days ago    

    IT can improve any aspect of logistics. From arranging the private carrier networks for big brokers to providing the lowes fuel prices or information about free parking place. And there are apps that utilize the uber like model for trucking. Convoy, Doft, Uber Freight. Still the transportation is an old-fashioned industry and people within it do not trust IT solutions. The reasons are different, but generally the new tech can seem a bit scary. The main thing to the app developer has to do, if he wants to succeed, is to create an app that will work in the usual way, never breaking the usual business processes, but making them more quick and effective. Thus uber of trucking is a great thing. It works like a usual broker does - matches the freight and the truck. But it does it much more effectively. If the load booking process took hours with the human broker, it takes seconds with the app. So the model (the modus operandi) is the same as if you have been working with the broker.

  • The parking predicament   2 weeks 5 days ago    

    In my brief OTR career my GPS allowed me in real time to locate truckstops, HW rest areas, Walmart stores with or without store manager's permission to park overnite, all on my route. It was well worth the $375 ( 2012-2013). The price nowadays is probably lower.Rand McNally product.

  • The parking predicament   3 weeks 1 day ago    

    A 73-year-old truck driver who was shot near the Oakland Coliseum while sleeping in his cab has sued the stadium authority for alleged negligence, claiming security personnel wouldn’t let him spend the night in the safety of the stadium complex’s parking lot.

    In a lawsuit filed in Alameda County Superior Court, Jerry Lloyd Matson of Indiana says he was accustomed to spending the night in the Coliseum’s fenced lot when he made regular deliveries to the sports complex.

    He would sleep in the lot, then make his deliveries in the morning, Matson said. That meant he didn’t have to doze off in the “high-crime area” around the Coliseum, the suit says.

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  • Pay up!   3 weeks 1 day ago    

    All the Trucking Schools should tell the truth to the students. You wont be home for the first two years and if you make more than $35 k the first year call me. We are a trucking school in Pennsylvania and we tell the truth to the students. As the Founder, and truck driver, the main problem that most of the school have is that they tell the prospects they will be in heaven. We do the opposite, we tell them forget your family and money for the first year, they are going to give you the worst equipment, hours and you are not going to make money. Once you have experience they you will be in the $50 to $70 k range. Hiring companies tell them the truth!!!

  • How mobile technology is making waves in trucking   3 weeks 2 days ago    

    Well, the trucking is a very old-fashioned industry. SO the adoption of new technology seems to be very slow. A lot of companies like Doft or Uber freight or Convoy have a mobile automation apps for the truckers and shippers. Still though the idea behind them is great, the shippers are hardly adopt it for their daily practice.

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