Posted: 16 Oct, 2018 by Pat Pitz

In a year where capacity has been historically tight, building out carrier networks has been particularly difficult for freight brokers. Making sure you have access to the capacity needed to serve your shipper customers also means your brokerage needs to be able to adapt to changing regulatory clima...

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Posted: 06 Sep, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Legislation intended to protect freight brokers when hiring carriers is making its way through Washington. The so-called "National Carrier Hiring Standard" has been included as an amendment within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization funding bill and approved by the House of Rep...

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Posted: 23 Aug, 2018 by Pat Pitz

You never thought they'd ask. But the FMCSA has issued a notice seeking input on certain aspects of hour of service (HOS) regulations. The agency said it wants input on four areas in which it is considering making changes. Are there alternatives to the 30-minute rest break that would provide flexibi...

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Posted: 31 May, 2018 by Pat Pitz

International Roadcheck will hit North American highways June 5-7, and this year's focus will be on hours-of-service. This will be Roadcheck's first year following the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which took effect Dec. 18, 2017. “The ELD mandate placed a spotlight on hours-of-serv...

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Posted: 21 Mar, 2018 by Peggy Dorf

The vast majority of owner-operators are ready for the ELD mandate, according to a recent survey by DAT. Many are unhappy with the electronic logs, however, which they blame for a loss of productivity and a resulting decline in income. Plus, it's harder to find parking for their trucks.

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Posted: 12 Mar, 2018 by Pat Pitz

Leading up to the ELD mandate on Dec. 18, 2017, some industry observers had predicted a mass exodus of trucks from the industry. But that hasn't happened, at least not yet. According to data from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of active carriers has actually ticked up slightly sin...

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