Polls

POLL: During your last inspection, were you asked to supply your med card?

With the recent change in rules around drivers' need to carry paper medical cards after 15 days beyond renewal, what are you seeing on the road?

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POLL: What mpg is your fuel surcharge based on?

With some carriers shifting upward the mpg their fuel-surcharge contracts are based on, what's behind your own calculations of surcharges, such as they exist?

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POLL: Percentage, mileage, hourly — what’s the ideal pay package?

Assuming an hourly rate for detention, what pay scheme do you view as most preferable: pay-per-mile, percentage or hourly packages?

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POLL: How often do you nap to recharge on the road?

This poll looks at the extent to which drivers utilize that tried-and-true recharge method on the road: the nap.

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POLL: Did you carry health insurance through 2014?

Will you be paying the penalty for not carrying insurance in 2014 come tax time? What was your health-insurance situation last year?

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POLL: Long-term impacts of U.S.-Mexico cross-border long-haul?

This poll follows the U.S. government's recent announcement of an impending opening of long-haul cross-border opportunity for Mexican carriers? What will be the primary U.S. result, as you see it?

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POLL: Will you buy health insurance on the exchanges this year?

The health-insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," are back open for a three-month period. What are your plans for health-insurance coverage this year?

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POLL: Owner-operators, will 2015 be better than 2014 for your business?

2014 is close to being in the books -- what's the outlook from where you're sitting for the new year?

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POLL: How often do you use the 34-hour restart?

Since the 2013 changes to the hours of service, the 34-hour restart has been restricted to use only once per week -- how often have you utilized it to reset your hours in the period since?

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POLL: Is it time to raise the fuel tax to fund highways?

An Oregon Democrat and a Wisconsin Republican recently joined forces in the House of Representatives to push a 15-cent fuel-tax hike introduced last year.

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