Polls

POLL: What’s on your hours of service wish list?

Among the choices in this poll, what do you think would be the best way to improve the hours of service with safety in mind? Don't see your choice here? Call 530-408-6423 to weigh in or drop a comment under the post.

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Do you manage your truck/trucks’ ECM data?

Do you download and examine data recorded by your truck's electronic control module? Hard brake events, last-stop information, speed and fuel economy data are all among the parameters measured.

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POLL: Where do you stand on industry call to remove CSA scores from public view?

Should carriers' CSA SMS percentile rankings/scores be removed from public view? Weigh in via this poll.

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POLL: If any, what weigh station bypassing system do you use?

Whether the longstanding PrePass or NorPass systems or newer Drivewyze (or none at all), which system is in your truck? Vote in the poll here and sound off on system utility in the comments.

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POLL: How far in advance do you negotiate your loads?

Independents, this poll probes the extent to which you pre-plan loads (negotiating a day or days ahead of time) or look to maximize rates by negotiating "the day of" the load.

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POLL: How many freight-rate negotiations do you conduct in a week?

Independents, how negotiation-heavy is your business when it comes to rates? This poll asks how many rate conversations you have in any given week with a broker or freight agent.

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POLL: Best day of the week to negotiate for and book a load?

Independents, in your experience, what day of the week yields the best rates during broker negotiations? Tell us in this poll -- further thoughts on the reasons why/anecdotes, sound off in the comments.

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POLL: What is your detention time worth?

How much is your time spent waiting at docks worth per hour? This poll looks at the range of what owner-operators and drivers expect from detention rates, such as they may be.

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POLL: Ever trained a driver?

This poll looks at the extent to which readers have been involved in pre-CDL driver training, whether through a formal or informal process.

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POLL: If any, which of these load services have you used?

This poll takes a survey of some of the load-matching-tech companies that have sprung up in recent years or have moved toward more automated technology platforms. Ever used one of these to successfully book a load? Tell us here.

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