Hours of Service & Agriculture: What You Need to Know
In the freight industry, the transportation of agricultural commodities and supplies has always been on the periphery in terms of how and what regulations apply. Each jurisdiction dictates the level at which agricultural (ag) haulers must abide by the “Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers” regulations, however, that does not mean federal agencies like the Department
Are Brokers and 3PLs Close to a National Hiring Standard for Motor Carriers?
On Friday, April 27, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act that would create a National Hiring Standard for motor carriers.
Six Months until the ELD Deadline
Dec. 18, 2017, is fast approaching. Why is that date important? That is the deadline for all to comply with the ELD mandate. While the regulations have been analyzed every which way and anytime you turn around someone else is putting together a webinar to go over it, very little has been done on how
The New Highest Price of Operating
This month’s topic is addressing costs from the ground up. Traditionally, spiking fuel costs have been the Achilles heel of truck transportation but with the decreasing cost of fuel for the foreseeable future, energy costs will not be the major limiting factor on the productivity of truck transportation. I believe the increasing cost of regulatory
From the Desk of Scott: Do I Have To?
In case you hadn’t already heard, after more than 20 years as the chief executive officer of Truckstop.com, I was finally able to move up the ladder and get that promotion I had been working on! I now get to focus the bulk of my time on creating and refining the Internet Truckstop Group products
What Does a Skateboarder Have to do with CSA?
The senseless death of a skateboarder again brings to light the ways CSA scores fail to fairly rate safety among motor carriers. “I suppose some might argue that the driver should have been more aware of what was happening around him, or that extra mirrors or cameras might have helped in this situation. But should