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Trucking Industry News Update 4/23/18

Has Strict ELD Enforcement Impacted Spot Market Freight Rates? According to the data from DAT Trendlines™, the answer is no. Earlier this month there were more trucks posting their availability on the spot market and capacity loosened a little bit. … Continued


Trucking News Update 4/13/18

Dialogue is Open on Mandatory Hours of Service Breaks In the ELD age, when truckers must electronically log their time on and off the road, groundswell is building on mandates to alleviate the daily 14-hour clock regulations. A bill in … Continued


Midnight Express Rides into the Cover of Apex Client Calendar

A dynamic duo? Trucking company husband-and-wife team David and Lisa Dahlke certainly do run their Midnight Express business like a well-oiled, chrome-shiny semi. In their case, it would be an eye-popping, turquoise Kenworth W900 beauty from 2015. That stunning truck … Continued


Trucking Industry News Update 10/23/17

Drivers on Mobile Device ELD Can Change Duty Status Away from Vehicle All news about ELDs comes with great anticipation given that the electronic logging device mandate is December 18, 2017. So, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced … Continued


Trucking Industry News Update 8/7/17

Attention Walmart Shippers! Walmart has established new shipping and delivery policies that impact any carrier that hauls for them. The new policy, named “On-Time, In-Full”, will charge carriers who deliver late, early, or mispacked shipments. Walmart says they will phase … Continued


Trucking Industry News Update 6/26/17

Bill Introduced to Repeal ‘Excessive’ Federal Excise Tax on Trucks New legislation is poised to repeal the 12% federal excise tax on trucks that was originally introduced in 1917 to help offset the costs of World War I. A U.S. … Continued


Trucking Industry News Update 6/13/17

ELD Mandate Comes Color-Coated State by State What states are on board with the ELD mandate? As you know electric logging devices are to be law in most commercial vehicles by December 18, 2017. Overdrive Magazine presents a map with … Continued



Guide to MATS 2017

The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) is a sight to behold. MATS is known as the “largest annual trucking event in the world” and attracts thousands of people every year. If you’re planning to be in Louisville, Kentucky March 23-25, we … Continued


Trucking Industry News Update 2/2/17

Senate Confirms Elaine Chao as the Secretary of Transportation The Senate confirmed Elaine Chao to be the next Secretary of Transportation in a 93-6 vote. Read more from Land Line Magazine and American Trucker. President Trump Signs Executive Order Calling … Continued