Tag: Wes Memphis
Brave new trucking world: Talking ELD angst, adjustment with Gary Buchs; plus Wes Memphis’ latest
Owner-operator Gary Buchs: Trucking “didn’t die” on December 18. “It just changed, and with every change there’s opportunity.” This Overdrive Radio edition runs through what the Landstar-leased owner-operator feels could be effective owner-operator strategy in the weeks and months ahead.
December 19, 2017
E-log antipathy ‘not all about the money’: Readers respond ‘around the dunk tank’ to Wes Memphis’ latest
The pseudonymous Memphis noted his Friday positing of the possibility of a “new golden age of trucking” — if imposed ELDs actually limit available hours in a fashion they aren’t already limited post-December 18 toward substantially better rates, income (hardly a certainty) — was “getting some good comments around the dunk tank.” …
November 7, 2017
‘Maybe OOIDA was on to something’ with ‘Run Compliant’ campaign: Wes Memphis stares down another good income year on e-logs
Wes Memphis returns with cautiously optimistic thinking about ELDs: “Maybe, if we constrict the amount of miles that are collectively available, rates will soar and we will see a new golden age of trucking.” Or not.
November 3, 2017
Tuesday round-up: Miracle on the road, and ‘retirements’ accelerate at Wes Memphis’ fleet in wake of e-log transition
A truck rolls safely with “no ELD, no ABS, no ERG, no SCR no DEF?” What gives? one reader cracks wise. And Wes Memphis returns to the blog with a suggestion that, should biz consultant Jeffrey Hayzlett’s rule of thirds apply to post-ELD mandate trucking, there will be “no lack of trucking jobs”…
June 6, 2017
ELDs and safety: Wes Memphis weighs in
“One thing you come to learn around here is when there is the same highlighted handwritten memo on every table of the drivers’ room, in the company newsletter, on the shop bulletin board, even on the inner door of the bathroom stall, somebody done messed up good. …”
May 5, 2017
More ELD questions answered by Wes Memphis
And: A word from reader Bob Glaves against the ELD mandate; Revisiting tax/per-diem strategies that can be short-sighted when it comes time to weighing the need for income at retirement.
April 4, 2017
Wes Memphis answers your questions on ELDs’ potential income effect
Amid the charges of ‘fake news’ under Wes Memphis last Channel 19 post on ELDs’ income effect there were a few salient questions, which Memphis returns to answer here. Also: Poll results from our income/ELD question show some reality/expectation divide.
March 31, 2017
Income and ELDs: The ‘rest of the story’ with Wes Memphis
Guest-blogger Wes Memphis returns to Channel 19: “Well, year one of e-logs is officially in the books, and what a year it was. Anyone care to guess how much money I lost in 2016 compared to 2015?” … The answer may well surprise you.
March 6, 2017
A little learnin’ and its opposite: Channel 19 year in review, part 2
Part 2 in this year in review picks up with Wes Memphis’ transition to e-logs and plenty “unlearning” to be done …
December 29, 2016
E-log transition epilogue: Wes Memphis answers your questions
After Wes Memphis’ final piece is his multipart narrative of the first couple of months following his fleet’s transition to e-logs, a few questions came in specific to his operation. In this epilogue to his dispatches, Memphis takes a moment to answer a couple of them.
June 18, 2016
E-log transition, finale: ‘I will survive’ –Wes Memphis
A final report from Wes Memphis: “…like we survived the CDL, the TWIC Card, the emissions-compliant motors, the hazmat fingerprinting, the demise of the old-school truck stop, the erosion of civility, the death of Claude Akins ….”
June 11, 2016
E-log transition, week 5: The perils of advice in trucking
Rolling along with Wes Memphis in his e-log transition, Memphis logs in a little early, precipitating a violation: “Now, to me, the most important thing about being a truck driver is knowing how to read between the lines” of any advice …
May 31, 2016
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