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ELD-related survey shows length-of-haul desirability trending shorter for small fleets, longer for large

Teams' "golden ticket" in today's trucking environment suggested in part by Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Zipline Logistics' survey of its carrier network, comprised of both small and comparatively large fleets, about the turn to electronic logging devices. Survey results, based on responses from more than 100 carriers, show something of a shift in thinking depending on the size of the carrier when it comes to the desirability of longer or shorter hauls.

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FMCSA updates CSA SMS with new ELD violations, releases severity weights

Several middle-severity weightings have been assigned to some ELD violations for CSA SMS rating purposes, though most come with very low weights. New variations of the 395.8(a) violation now distinguish between carriers required, or not, to have an ELD in the data.

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Annual Roadcheck inspection spree to focus on hours violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual International Roadcheck, a three-day ramp up of truck and bus enforcement across North America, is scheduled for June 5-7. The year's focus will be on hours-of-service compliance, says CVSA, due in part to the implementation of the ELD mandate. 

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Report: Truckers take to D.C. streets (one Tased and arrested) and engage FMCSA, Congress on hours change, more

Grassroots groups of owner-operators and drivers returned 30-40 power units to Constitution Ave. between the White House and Washington monument yesterday, April 9, to press concerns to the public, lawmakers and regulators over the ELD mandate and hours of service flexibility. In an otherwise productive day, according to participants, one owner-op tells a story of use of force gone wrong.

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Used purchase: Lower costs ease risks of expansion for small-fleet owner

Small fleet owner William Howard has been contemplating purchasing a series of used trucks to keep up with freight demand with a regular broker customer. “It’s really just kind of a time in trucking where you don’t know what you need to do,” he says. “We’re needing to grow, but there’s so many things you have to consider.”

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Fleet requests ELD waiver for Department of Energy loads

According to the notice, in order to haul these loads, electronic tracking of shipments must be disabled “in order to limit identification of the physical location of the shipment.”

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ZED Connect sees data products beyond logging via its ELD

In addition to electronic logging, Cummins' ZED Connect plans to add IFTA reporting (within the coming weeks), as well as the existing Cummins Connective Diagnostic.

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Truckers note business as usual as ELD mandate’s out-of-service enforcement date arrives

The first day of so-called “hard enforcement” of the ELD mandate came and went with little fanfare, coinciding in an interesting quirk of the calendar with both April Fool’s Day and Easter Sunday, the day of the week itself one where truck-enforcement activity is characteristically light.

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Ariz. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio advises anti-ELD advocates keep up the fight

At a small event held Saturday, March 31, in Nashville, recently pardoned former county sheriff Arpaio admitted that, before Saturday, "I was in the dark about the occupation" of trucking and the regulatory strains on its small businesses. "This is a public relations thing – you’ve got to get the word out."

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Parking, ELDs, advocacy, self-insurance (‘level the playing field,’ anyone?) and more with Tilden Curl

This edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast features a talk with owner-operator Tilden Curl, who believes removal of the self-insurance option for motor carriers might, "dare I say it, 'level the playing field'," he says, when it comes to the price put on risk in underwriting standards put on carriers of all sizes, with numerous implications...

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