Business

ELD compliance extension for ag/livestock haulers formally issued by FMCSA

FMCSA has officially issued a waiver giving drivers who haul livestock and ag loads until March 18 to switch from paper logs to ELDs. It's also soon accepting comments on changes to hours of service exemptions offered to ag haulers.

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Tax cuts favored for middle class, small business

Readers name broad priorities for tax reform as House and Senate near agreement on reconciliation of two competing legislative tax packages.

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The ‘ELD money grab’ we won’t print

And: Texas House rep uses the #ELDorME hastag in House-floor plea for a 90-day ELD extension.

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Reefer temps cool a degree during between-holidays ‘lull’ on spot market, but demand, rates continue strong

Van rates are at their highest national average in three years, and though many of the crazy-high averages for reefer lanes have fallen back down to earth in the last week, reefer rates are still a good bit higher than usual for this time of year.

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ELD ‘panic buying’ as time runs out

Who's ready? As last-minute preps for the ELD mandate continue for many, some companies try to accommodate panic buys while still other operators plan to wait beyond the Monday, Dec. 18, enforcement date, anticipating soft treatment at roadside.

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Partners in Business tip: Log your spending

Record every check or debit card purchase as soon as the money is spent. Here's how.

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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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Audio mailbag: Truckers’ voices raised against the ELD mandate with less than a week left

When it comes to rules and regulations, the ELD mandate may well go down in history as the most protested in FMCSA’s history. As the enforcement deadline bears down, truckers around the nation sound off. Also: What does the ELD mandate have to do with the moon and Mars? ...

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ELDs put spotlight on the detention quagmire

The uncertainty around detention timing in live-load/-unload situations is perhaps the biggest potential problem for drivers and carriers using ELDs. It’s also one in which ELDs may be the best tool for combatting the issue, to the benefit of drivers and fleets.

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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 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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