Business

ELD protest enters third day in Miami

A group of drivers and owner-operators have shut down along U.S. 27 near the Florida 826 interchange in greater Miami through the end of the day today, at least, in protest of the electronic logging device mandate. Others have joined in around the country.

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Tax bill likely sunsets meal per diem for drivers, cuts rates across the board

Insight into the tax reform bill that passed Congress on Wednesday, including tips on ways to maximize deductions -- and minimize tax bills -- for this year and next.

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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.

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ELD-Day: On the ground with enforcement in Kentucky as truckers, officers adjust to new logs reality

Reporting live from the scales on the ELD mandate's enforcement deadline, Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills notes Kentucky personnel are checking e-logs, albeit loosely for some. Overdrive readers on Facebook mostly reported the day was business as usual...

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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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