Business

Partners in Business tip: Factors that influence interest rates

Want to know what factors most influence your credit rating and, thus, your interest rates for truck loans? Here's what you need to know.

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PeopleNet offers ISE eFleetSuite e-log

PeopleNet will offer ISE ELDs specifically to fleets with less than 50 vehicles who are looking for a compliance-only solution.

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It’s the little things: ELD conversations where it matters short- and long-term, on Capitol Hill

Poll results: Nearly half of respondents are reporting being shut down this week, and more from D.C. with a slow start to ELD protest events scheduled to run through this coming weekend. Drivers meet reps, Congressional staffers, more ...

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Billionaire Warren Buffett buys large stake in Pilot Flying J

The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Haslam family will retain majority ownership with 50.1 percent ownership in the company, and Jimmy Haslam will continue as CEO. PFJ President Ken Parent and the company’s management team will also remain in place.

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Truckers converge on Washington, D.C., for events this week

Scenes from Doswell, Va.: Among other efforts, the "ELD or Me" anti-ELD mandate group's planned D.C. activities have gotten under way today, after things got started in earnest as the group members set up shop at the Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va.

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POLL: Are you participating in ELD-mandate protest efforts kicking off this week?

Having been promoted for a start date of Tuesday, Oct. 3, various protest actions against the mandate for truckers to use electronic logging devices are happening this week. Are you participating or not? Weigh in here.

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GPS Insight ELD self-certified

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored GPS tracking and e-log products, has registered and self-certified its electronic logging device as compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ELD specifications.

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Rates skyrocketed in September following hurricanes Harvey, Irma

Flatbed rates hit a three-year high, and van and reefer rates jumped two-year highs.

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14-hour, ELD reform should be top priority for new FMCSA administrator, readers say

Readers delivered on our call for viewpoint on just where the next FMCSA administrator's priorities should sit -- the electronic logging device mandate stood out, with views toward hours of service reform with an emphasis on greater split-sleeper flexibility a primary theme.

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ELDs not alone in driving up rates

These factors indeed point to a capacity crunch – Noel Perry predicts it happening between March and July – that clearly exceeds the market’s typical ups and downs.

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