Polls

POLL: How does your 2015 business income compare to prior years?

Owner-operators, if you've put your business numbers together for 2015 as yet, how'd it turn out relative to 2014?

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POLL: What’s your business outlook for 2016?

Owner-operators, how do economic conditions and your opportunity for profit look from the driver's seat in your business? Will the coming year be better, about the same or worse than the one in the rear view?

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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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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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POLL: Do you aspire to contract for freight direct with shippers?

Independents with authority, in a perfect world, would you do most of your freight business direct with shippers? Are you already there? Or: do you most appreciate current relationships with your broker(s)?

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POLL: Thanksgiving plans, driver?

Got turkey-day plans with the family back home, a well-deserved bit of time off with friends? Or will you spend it on the road? Let us know here.

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POLL: Independents, who’s your primary customer?

Do you haul freight sourced from one broker exclusively or a mix of multiple brokers? One direct shipper with brokered freight on the return? Other combinations?

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POLL: What’s the biggest trucking issue?

The American Transportation Research Institute's top 10 trucking issues, identified by fleets, were released early this week. This poll asks which of them (or others) is most important to you.

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POLL: Rest areas v. truck stops — where is parking more difficult for you?

Considering your total parking needs, at what kinds of facilities do you experience the greatest problems -- public facilities like rest areas or private truck stops? All of the above? Sound off here.

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POLL: Do you use push-to-talk functionality/devices other than the CB?

With the rise of smartphone apps enabling push-to-talk functionality on such devices, and the continued attraction of the Nextel-popularized function, this poll looks at current use of the technology.

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