Polls

POLL: The hours of service rule’s future — tied to fatigue monitoring tech?

With some watchers predicting a technology-heavy future for hours of service limits, what's your thoughts today on the possibility of fatigue-monitoring technology brought to bear in the regs?

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POLL: Are you participating in ELD-mandate protest efforts kicking off this week?

Having been promoted for a start date of Tuesday, Oct. 3, various protest actions against the mandate for truckers to use electronic logging devices are happening this week. Are you participating or not? Weigh in here.

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POLL: Do hours rules/company pressures ever lead you to feel forced to drive tired?

Given the peculiarities of the hours rule, the incoming ELD mandate and difficulty balancing the business necessities of safety and on-time deliveries, how often do you feel forced to run when you otherwise might be resting?

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POLL: What was your level of mechanical experience when you started as an owner-op?

Owner-operators, when you launched your business, what level of mechanical knowledge and/or experience did you have -- whether the required basic knowledge or more in-depth professional experience or education?

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POLL: What’s your level of concern over hacking/security risks and ELDs?

This poll probes the extent of worry over the outside potential for a truck's computer-system infiltration through an ECM plug-in device, like an ELD. Reports and device makers suggest risk is minimal without physical infiltration, though malicious programmers abound ...

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POLL: Do you run with a dashcam or other camera on the truck?

Do you run with a dashcam or other camera system on the truck? Weigh in here.

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POLL update: What’s your most likely response to the ELD mandate?

With the principle legal challenge (OOIDA's court battle) to the ELD mandate at an end, assuming the end-of-year enforcement deadline remains, what's your current plan for dealing with the mandate? Weigh in in this poll.

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POLL: Owner-operators, how’s business trending for you over the last months?

What's your business-conditions situation been over the last few months as the traditional spring freight season has come into play.

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POLL: Is/was your father involved in trucking?

To what extent is trucking passed down father-to-son over the generations? In the poll, in advance of Father's Day this weekend, we want to know whether your father is/was a trucker in any capacity, whether a driver/O-O, fleet owner or something else?

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POLL: Have you ever been through an IFTA or IRP audit?

How commonly state auditors review IFTA and IRP records of owner-operators is not widely known -- what's been your experience with audits of your International Fuel Tax Agreement filing or International Registration Plan records?

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