motor carriers

Heads-up on new partnership that could change the leasing game

This month in Overdrive, I examined a couple different alternatives to traditional leasing models carriers and their advisers are exploring for ways to avoid what some see as long-term growing challenges to the independent contractor business model. Two models in particular stand a chance to take hold in the future, one being the conversion of a fleet of leased owner-operators to a contract fleet of true independents, running under their own respective authorities. In this model, ...

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Canada implements electronic shipment system

In September, Canada will begin phasing in the third stage of its Advance Commercial Information for highway carriers.

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I-405 in Los Angeles reopened ahead of schedule

Truckers coped with the shutdown by leaving early and taking alternate routes.

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Survey seeks CSA comments

American Transportation Research Institute has launched a survey to identify Compliance Safety Accountability impacts.

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uShip’s Charles Myers details commercial freight online-auction opportunities, future

The online-auction model of the uShip.com system for retail freight is entering the commercial arena. Their new General Manager of Freight, Charles Myers (pictured), like you, is a veteran of that arena. While he’s most recently served in freight projects in China, his background also includes the Presidency of commercial load board service GetLoaded.com. “I’ve been around quite a while in the transportation industry,” Myers says. “I started with the Alabama Public Service Commission in ...

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FMCSA extends intermodal inspection report date

The agency has extended by a year the compliance date for drivers and motor carriers to prepare driver-vehicle inspection reports.

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Agency solicits trucking comments

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it will hold a public listening session on key challenges facing motor carriers.

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