Todd Dills

Mailbag: Answering a few ELD mandate questions, and more trucking views

In this Channel 19 edition of Overdrive Radio podcast edition a few ELD-mandate-related questions answered, and a round-up of ongoing commentary coming in on the podcast line...

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Van spot market update: Can you guess the worst-performing lanes of the week?

"What goes up must come down," says DAT's Ken Harper, who notes laws of gravity as a general rule might well be applied to "to truck loads and rates on the spot market," particularly as seen this past week.

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ELD mandate represents a ‘piece of freedom’ under threat, say readers

Audio: Three views of the ELD mandate show the strong opposition felt among many -- meantime, more debate on the pre-2000 model year exception and just who benefits most, by the numbers.

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POLL: What’s your view of the ‘driver shortage’?

"Driver shortage" -- myth or reality, all about trucker pay or a reflection of a younger generation's generally unfavorable view of long-distance trucking, a by-product of a constraining regs enivronment? What's your view?

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Top 20 worst states for truck parking

Though California tops Overdrive's weighted rankings of the worst states for truck parking at No. 1, Northeast states occupied Nos. 2-6. Access news of new developments and more data in the top 20 list and these interactive maps.

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Debris slide, conditions close I-90 EB at Snoqualmie Pass

WsDOT reported all lanes of EB I-90 had reopened as of mid-morning after closing in the Snoqualmie Pass area at MM 34 near North Bend, Wash., following heavy snow and a debris slide.

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Bad news from the parking trail: Another lot joins the ‘no parking’ list

The expanses of Walmart parking lots were once viewed as friendly places for an overnight, and were often utilized by truckers in locales under-served by traditional truck stops -- that continues to change ...

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Oregon, Washington areas under state of emergency with flooding, sinkholes and slides

NB I-5 is back open following a landslide near Woodland, Wash., in the Southwest part of the state that closed it entirely on Wednesday; problems elsewhere continue to mount.

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POLL: Owner-operators, what model year is your truck?

Does your equipment fall under the pre-2000 model year exemption to compliance with the ELD Mandate, released Dec. 10? Do you run engine-connected e-logs already? This poll examines owner-operator preference for older trucks as of today.

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CSA reform package in highway bill includes added incentive/bonus program for motor carriers

The "Beyond Compliance" incentive/credit program's inclusion in the highway bill ensures its regulatory pursuit. Inclusion follows exploration of the idea by FMCSA and numerous commenters earlier this year.

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