livestock

Reader: ELDs set to exacerbate existing parking, detention issues

"I don't think anyone has really considered what making all trucks go ELD will do and all the problems it will cause. There isn't enough parking now." --reader Josiah Gonzalez, via email. And: A little personal conveyance wiggle room.

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Livestock haulers’ efforts to secure hours changes in light of ELD mandate, stalled

"We're 100 percent dependent on road transportation of our cattle. Take that away from us and we're back to cattle drives." --Tim O'Byrne of the American Cattle Transporters Advisory Group, a coalition hoping to liberalize split-berth/14-hour regs for livestock haulers in light of ELD mandate.

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Cover shoot outtakes: Zach Beadle and his cabover Pete at Kelley Thigpen’s Diamond Ranch

Livestock hauler Zach Beadle's photo shoot with Texas freelancer Brandon Wells came off near perfectly, despite last-minute changes in location necessitated by Beadle client Kelley Thigpen.

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Building the customer base: Work the relationship for the long term

Working the spot market via load boards, you may never lay eyes on the face of the freight broker. By contrast, going after direct shipper contracts is largely an exercise in long-term relationship building.

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Don’t forget your Dinoflagellate-proof goggles

“Did you or someone you love get eye rot or funky head formation from watching glowing chunks of fuzz float around in a plastic dinosaur? Call Wartenstein and Foolbaggery – we'll get you PAID!”

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Organic or not?

The benefits and drawbacks of organic food -- and strategies toward deciding when and where to buy and eating organic on the road.

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