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Polls: ELD compliance among fleets hovering around 70 percent as deadline looms

With just days remaining for carriers and drivers to transition from paper logs to electronic logging devices to comply with the federal government’s mandate, adoption of the devices remains well ...

Virginia-based fleet ordered to pay $3 million after pushing tired drivers to run illegal routes

The statement went on to say Beam Trucking drivers were told to drive “routes that were so long that they barely got any sleep between trips for weeks at a ...

Driver turnover rate climbed again in third quarter as economy, freight heat up

Economic growth, rising freight demand and “fierce competition” among fleets for drivers has fueled the climbing turnover rate throughout the year, says ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.

ELD compliance among smaller fleets sees uptick as mandate looms

Of carriers operating between five and 100 trucks, 75 percent reported use of ELDs. That’s also up from the 40 percent reported for carriers running between 1 and 100 trucks ...

Preventable or not: Trailer dinged by dock door

John Doe began backing his trailer under a motor-driven rollup dock door, which unexpectedly began to roll down and hit the top rear of trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

Indicators: Capacity and rates drub shippers; use of 3PLs up

Market conditions for shippers continue to sink, favoring carriers in rate negotiations. Also, a recent survey of 10,000 shippers reveals an uptick in the use of third-party logistics providers.

Daseke crosses $1B revenue mark with acquisition of three fleets

The three new companies now operating under the Daseke flag are Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co., The Roadmaster Group and Moore Freight Service.

Truck orders pass 30K units in back-to-back months

North American Class 8 orders for the past twelve months have now totaled 274,000 units.

Indicators: Tight capacity spurred rate increases again in November

Economic conditions continue to drive spot market rates higher, with reefer rates leading the way. Reefer rates in November hit their highest monthly average since mid-2014.

Indiana AG asks FMCSA to delay ELD mandate

Chief among Indiana AG Curtis Hill’s concerns is the agency’s registry of ELD providers and units, which allows manufacturers to self-certify their ELDs -- with little vetting by FMCSA itself ...

Find the right ELD for the right price in CCJ’s ELD buyers’ guide

Enforcement of the U.S. DOT's electronic logging device mandate begins Monday, Dec. 18. Is your fleet ready? See an in-depth look at compliance, including comparing costs and features of the ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Drivers often need coaching to play a role in fuel savings

Drivers – specifically their right foot – play a significant role in fuel consumption, but many fleets lack the level of detail needed to coach them on their fuel economy ...