Trends & Insights
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ELD Device Compliance, Inspections, and Regulations
We get a lot of questions about hours-of-service limits, recordkeeping requirements, and exceptions. Here are some answers to keep you ELD compliant and on the road. In this, the third of a three-part question and answer series, Truckstop.com Director of Industry Relations Susan Collins talks with Thomas E. Bray, lead transportation editor for J. J.
How to Deal with ELD Device Compliance, Electronic Logs, and Inspections
At Truckstop.com, we get a lot of questions about how the new ELD compliance rule will affect vehicle driving inspections. Learn how to stay on the road and out of the hot seat. In this, the second of a three-part question and answer series, Truckstop.com Director of Industry Relations Susan Collins talks with Thomas E.
State of Fraud: Regulations Meet New Methods of Scamming
In spite of al the new rules and regulations implemented across the trucking industry over the last several years, there are still a large number of veteran carriers and brokers who remember when trucking industry rules and regulations were minimal. Myriad changes, mostly in the form of new regulations, have added new layers of complexity and
There’s a 900-Pound Gorilla in Your Lane
Recent news from Amazon underscores the importance of assessing and protecting your tech-driven advantage Whether it’s first mile, middle mile, or last mile, Amazon is intent on owning the transportation and logistics market. And it’s making significant progress. As the world’s largest retailer (more than $100 billion in annual revenue and a market cap nearing $400
ELD Mandate, Exemptions, and You
With just months remaining before the ELD rule becomes mandatory, do you have the information you need to succeed? In this, the first of a three-part question and answer series, Truckstop.com Director of Industry Relations Susan Collins talks with Thomas E. Bray, lead transportation editor for J.J. Keller & Associates Inc., concerning the impending ELD
Eight Pit Stops Along the Evolutionary Timeline of Trucking
Where would the trucking industry be today without the evolution of the truck itself? Below are eight groundbreaking moments along the timeline of the trucking industry. The first commercial truck is built by Gottlieb Diamler in 1896. They call it “Vehicle No.42.” Capable of towing up to 3300 pounds with four horsepower and a two-cylinder
The Freight Holiday Comes to an End
The holiday season is always a volatile time in the spot market. Spending on consumer goods spikes in November and December, and both manufacturers and retailers accelerate orders and shipments in response. The rest of the winter tends to be a relatively slow time of year in the world of freight, so this seasonal anomaly
Data Swings During the Holidays
By Nate Clayville, Corporate Economist The last few weeks of seemingly volatile swings in the data reported in the recent Trans4cast reports has left more than a few of our subscribers scratching their heads. And who could blame them? The report does indeed show large fluctuations in the last several weeks of 2016 that look
Tech is Slow but Steadily Driving Efficiencies
“The spot market is no longer viewed only as a last resort by carriers, shippers, and brokers. Instead, users view the market as more of a planning tool. Over half of the Truckstop.com transactions are based on loads or empties posted one or more days in advance. Historically, the majority of transactions were last minute
Trans4Cast: MDI Rates Steadily Increase
Truckstop.com’s Market Demand Index saw a steady rise through the nine-week period from Feb. 8 through April 11. After a rocky start to 2016, the MDI slipped to 8.30 on Feb. 8, but rebounded over the nine-week period to 15.00 on April 4 before dropping back to 13.99 on the final week of April 11.