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ATRI seeking driver input on detention impacts

ATRI says the driver feedback on detention will be used to better understand how delays at shippers and receivers impact driver productivity, safety and hours of service compliance.

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FMCSA head Martinez eyes dialogue around hours of service reforms, stronger relations with trucking

In an exclusive interview with Overdrive on Tuesday, Martinez talked hours of service, the industry’s transition to electronic logging devices, the sticky nature of detention time and how he hopes to reshape the agency’s relationship with the industry it regulates.

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An ELD positive, an hours negative, and more from trucking’s present and perhaps stormy future

Views on trucking from the "Future of Expediting" panel on the final day of the Expedite Expo, from hours and ELDs to autonomous trucks — and why one fleet's CEO says ELDs might be the "best damn thing that ever happened to drivers."

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How about ‘broker of choice?’: A little credit where it’s due from small fleet BH Global Logistics

There's a first time for everything, a Chicago-area small fleet found out when a driver was 45 min. late after a flat tire en route to a shipper for pick-up, and treated poorly. Broker and consignor, in fact, made amends. "After so many miles run over the years, this was a first time ever that we .... were treated the way we should be treated."

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Petition for rulemaking to allow split-sleeper options with at least a three-hour break

The folks behind the "ELD or me" Facebook group and Trucker Nation org unveil previously reported petition for rulemaking to allow more sleeper split options. Some readers, however, hold out hope for a Trump order to exempt small fleets from the ELD mandate.

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Amazon: The 800-pound gorilla still in need of a few good lumpers

This week's Overdrive Radio podcast edition tells the story of an Amazon load hauled by Gary and Ondena Caraway, whose fine print said 12-48 hours would be required for unload at the Edwardsville, Ill., facility. When that 48 hours turned into a week.... Well, let's just say they were not happy indeed....

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Rise of the ‘shipper of choice’ phrase, particularly when it involves truck parking

In addition to the case of shipper Unilever’s Newville, Pa., facility, which I wrote briefly about last week, there are plenty other shippers and receivers who do make parking options available to drivers when space allows. At once, they’re hardly the norm, yet attention to parking issues is growing in the ELD mandate's wake.

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Blockchain tech could put teeth in detention pay

Enforcement of detention pay through blockchain technology is “a huge way it could affect drivers,” said Dan Pickett, chief data scientist with FreightWaves, a forum for blockchain technology and other freight analytics tools.

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Toward pacifying brokers’ POD expectations with an ELD system

Eagle Express owner Leander Richmond’s Omnitracs onboard dedicated-type ELDs have delivered his eight-truck operation a capability that could at least help solve a particular problem — increasingly “ridiculous” proof-of-delivery expectations among brokerages.

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How to blow the whistle on problem shippers/receivers when delays force violations

A way to hold shippers and receivers accountable for delaying you into an hours violation that will require drivers doing something that hasn't exactly been easy for a fed-up group of late: working with the DOT and FMCSA. (And FMCSA holding to their part of the bargain.)

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