Polls

POLL: Ever leased a truck?

Though the routes to equipment procurement for most readers has traditionally been cash, financing or lease-purchase, the rising cost of new equipment and questions about reliability lead many to believe more interest in full-service leasing could emerge. What's been your experience with leasing?

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POLL: Have hours of service violations been an issue for your business?

With more states showing evidence of ramping up hours of service enforcement in recent years, have violations been an issue for your business?

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POLL: Ever been tested/treated for sleep apnea?

With two years gone now since drivers were required to utilize a medical examiner of the national registry for med certification, this poll looks at the extent to which apnea testing has grown more common -- or not. Have you ever been tested or treated?

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POLL: Post-crash litigation — has it reached into your business?

Trends show awards/activity in the courts have been on the rise: Have you been involved as a defendant in post-crash civil litigation, whether you were at fault in the accident or not?

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

As of now, what's your most likely response to mandated ELDs, assuming the regulation makes it intact: Will nothing change for you? Will you wait for rule challenges to play out before moving electronic for hours? Or something else entirely ... ?

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POLL: Do you carry health insurance?

What's been your situation relative to health insurance through the past year? Covered on your spouse's plan or a plan grandfathered by Obamacare? Purchased on the exchanges? Not covered at all?....

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POLL: Biggest issue you’ve seen lately with road conditions/maintenance?

Given falling federal infrastructure investment and lack of funding in some states for adequate highway expansion and repair, this poll looks at the issue where the rubber meets the road -- what have you experienced?

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POLL: Small fleets, which comes first — the driver or the truck?

For those among readers who've owned more than one truck, this poll asks a question relative to views on expansion strategy: Best to buy a truck to fit a dependable driver or the converse, focus on hiring only as needed to utilize equipment?

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POLL: Future for ‘fatigued driving’ enforcement?

Could DWF (driving while fatigued) be treated like DUI? Will technologies emerge enabling real-time monitoring in-cab to eventually give way to an entirely new approach to the hours of service? Which of these (or other) scenarios do you think might be most likely in the future ....

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POLL: Ideal future for the 34-hour restart?

With Congressional attention back on the 34-hour restart in the hours of service after language of the FY 2016 appropriations bill put its very existence in a kind of limbo, what's your preferred version of its future?

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