Polls

POLL: Have you begun running with an ELD/AOBRD for e-logs?

With the ELD mandate's Dec. 18 enforcement deadline less than a week out, some surveys have estimated as only half of truckers are ready for the deadline. What's the status of your operation relative to e-logs, whether exempt from the mandate or not?

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What your business’ outlook for 2018?

It's that time of year again -- when we all take stock of the past 12 months and look ahead to the next, still with, however, the ELD mandate looming this time around. Considering all of it, amid an improving rate environment, what's your sense of how 2018 will shape up. Better? Worse? The same? ...

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POLL: How familiar are you with ‘blockchain’ network transaction technology?

The latest hype machine in tech circles has been built around so-called "blockchain" technology, the networked structure that underlies Bitcoin. With some trucking interests organizing to develop blockchain standards for better security in virtual trasactions, what's your level of familiarity with the technology?

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POLL: Have you begun running with an ELD/AOBRD for e-logs?

With the ELD mandate's Dec. 18 enforcement deadline quickly approaching, some surveys have estimated as few as 25 percent of small fleets and owner-operators are ready for the deadline. What's the status of your operation relative to e-logs, whether exempt from the mandate or not?

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POLL: Are clean (violation-free) inspections more common today than they used to be?

What's been your experience over the last five years? Do you feel inspectors are more likely today to actually finish and record a clean, violation-free inspection than before?

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POLL: The hours of service rule’s future — tied to fatigue monitoring tech?

With some watchers predicting a technology-heavy future for hours of service limits, what's your thoughts today on the possibility of fatigue-monitoring technology brought to bear in the regs?

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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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POLL: Do hours rules/company pressures ever lead you to feel forced to drive tired?

Given the peculiarities of the hours rule, the incoming ELD mandate and difficulty balancing the business necessities of safety and on-time deliveries, how often do you feel forced to run when you otherwise might be resting?

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POLL: What was your level of mechanical experience when you started as an owner-op?

Owner-operators, when you launched your business, what level of mechanical knowledge and/or experience did you have -- whether the required basic knowledge or more in-depth professional experience or education?

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POLL: What’s your level of concern over hacking/security risks and ELDs?

This poll probes the extent of worry over the outside potential for a truck's computer-system infiltration through an ECM plug-in device, like an ELD. Reports and device makers suggest risk is minimal without physical infiltration, though malicious programmers abound ...

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