Business

Supreme Court rejects ELD appeal, ending OOIDA’s challenge options

In a win for FMCSA, the Supreme Court has declined to take up OOIDA's challenge, leaving in place a lower court decision that upholds the rule and its Dec. 18 compliance date. OOIDA says it will continue its ELD challenge via Congress and the White House.

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Doft aims for greater freight transaction transparency

The start-up, launched last March, charges a $4.99 transaction fee to both shipper and carrier upon successful matching of loads via iOS shipper and driver apps.

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Spot demand heating up to levels not seen since 2014

A 5:1 load-to-truck ratio on DAT Load Boards was seen for dry van freight last week. It's the highest load-to-truck national average since March 2014, when demand skyrocketed with polar-vortex-related severe weather and led a big rates rally on the spot market that year.

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Interactive map of the intrastate ELD mandates as of June 2017

This interactive map shows information on progress all lower 48 states (and Alaska) have or haven't made in adopting the federal electronic logging device regulations for intrastate haulers. Click through your state for more.

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Partners in Business tip: Log your spending

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

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Is it necessary for an ELD to ‘support’ intrastate hours rules?

The short answer: As a matter of regulation, no. The electronic logging device mandate is written in a manner that is more or less agnostic to the hours of service rule a particular driver is operating under. Nonetheless, say ELD providers, rule-set support can be helpful.

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Rates gain momentum in May, truckload segments climb for second straight month

Per-mile rates on the spot market soared in May, with rates in all three major truckload segments -- van, flatbed and reefer -- posting solid gains from the month prior.

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The crazy quilt of intrastate hours logging and ELD mandates

States failing to adopt an e-logging mandate. Hours of service regs differing from the federal rule. ELDs missing state-specific features. For the intrastate driver required to use e-logs, the change could get complicated.

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Will Uber Freight ‘disrupt’ trucking?

More sophisticated load-matching, combined with the availability of real-time lane data, gives nimble owner-operators a better chance to customize their business as far as net income and efficient route planning.

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Podcast: One owner-operator’s credit claw-back after identity theft | ‘ELD or me’ dates set

How did owner-operator Scott Reed find out about the theft of his identity that destroyed his good credit: He learned of erroneous warrants for his arrest out West. Hear how he repaired the situation here. Also: "ELD or me" demonstration dates set for Oct. 3-7.

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