What can owner-operators expect from a Biden administration?
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November 20, 2020
Thursday is this week’s Friday — decisions to make if not already set
If you're faced with the decision now, weigh the cost of time versus the profit in the load and take into consideration how you'll spend any extra time away.
June 30, 2020
What’s changed at the docks? Virtually ‘everything’
Truckers sound off on the good, the bad and the completely frustrating new protocols instituted by shippers and receivers. Details on Overdrive.
April 14, 2020
Parties other than carriers now subject to enforcement under the coercion rule
One standout aspect of the coercion rule is that it marked the first time the FMCSA gained some authority to investigate and fine shippers and receivers not already under its regulatory purview. The rule also broadened agency authorities over brokers. Results, however, are a decidedly mixed bag four years in.
December 12, 2019
The ‘Brexit muppet’ playing role in warning EU truckers; Redux: ‘The drones are coming!’…
The Port of Rotterdam’s blue-monster “Brexit muppet” and its PR mission among truckers there. Also: How long before DOT actually puts drone bears in the air? Package-deliver pilot program, at least, is under way.
October 21, 2019
Detention study thorough, but meaningful change proves elusive
One in five small carriers don’t even charge detention, using brokers that don’t try to collect it, and believe not billing it gives them a competitive edge.
September 26, 2019
In ATRI survey, drivers report longer, more frequent detention at shippers/receivers
Respondents to the study indicated that more than a quarter of their dwell times within the year leading up to taking the survey lasted two or more hours, with 9.3% of delays lasting six or more hours. Both of these are increases from 2014, according to ATRI’s numbers.
September 4, 2019
Deadline to file comments on detention time is next week
FMCSA is looking for information on available data about loading, unloading and delay times at shippers and receivers; technology that could track detention time; how contracts between carriers and shippers address detention time; what actions FMCSA could take to reduce detention time; and more.
September 4, 2019
KeepTruckin ratings tool shows wait times at thousands of facilities, available to some ELD users
KeepTruckin’s Facility Insights tool and the window it gives KT ELD users into average wait times at shippers and receivers is now available to KT subscribers at a mid-tier subscription level (now called the “Pro” package).
August 23, 2019
Electronic Logging Devices
Hopes and hazards in using ELD data: Detention reduction
With wells of data at their fingertips, ELD providers are beefing up offerings to their customers, with potential to reduce wasted time and improve load choices. However, the privacy tradeoffs can cut into an operator’s competitive edge.
June 24, 2019
Time and cost, redux: Where the owner-op is the smartest guy — in a roomful of carrier execs
So, what is your time worth? Turns out, it’s likely a lot more owner-operators have a clear sense of that than fleet execs when it comes to the trucking business.
June 4, 2019
Owner-operator Chuck Kumalaa on his decision to stay out through the holiday weekend
You’ve just found out that your electronic load confirmation with a delivery appointment for today was bunk because the business is shut down for Memorial Day. What do you do? And: Why owner-operator Chuck Kumalaa stayed out this weekend knowing in advance he wouldn’t deliver before Tuesday.
May 27, 2019
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