During a year when the industry took on a major role in helping rebuild from devastating natural disasters in Texas, Florida and California, overcapacity and a driver shortage continued to hamper trucking. That doesn’t mean the future doesn’t hold promise. Dan Clark, head of BMO Transportation Finance, discusses what 2017 was like for the industry and what to expect in 2018 and beyond.
Continue reading “Stuck in Traffic: Driver Shortage, Electronic Logs Make for Small Fleet Trouble”
The turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose five percentage points in the third quarter to an annualized rate of 95%, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.
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While the ELDs and the hours of service (HOS) rules that govern them are far from perfect, some feel transitioning to them won’t be too hard, while others think they’ll take away too much daily operational control.
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Rising wages due to the truck driver crunch won’t be felt by consumers, with businesses and carriers likely shouldering the burden instead, experts say.
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Yet government data shows prices for both fuels remains higher across the board versus 2016.
Continue reading “Diesel up, gasoline down for the week”
Carriers who are hit with citations for non-compliance with FMCSA’s electronic logging device mandate will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala. It was previously announced that those drivers also will not be put out of service during that period.
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Minimizer announced its Long Haul Series Seat is designed with a truck driver’s health and safety in mind – regardless of the driver’s gender.
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With 36% more vehicles on the road during the holidays, knowing the most dangerous highways for trucks could help you plan better this season.
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14-consecutive-hour drive time limit ‘fails to reflect the reality of life on the road,’ KeepTruckin argues.
Continue reading “Petition to FMCSA: When truck drivers are detained, extend hours of service limit”