Hours of Service

Trucking Capacity and Rate Outlook for 2017

 Trucking Capacity and Rate Outlook for 2017

According to the American Trucking Associations, the trucking industry is currently short around 48,000 drivers with that number expected to surge to 890,000 by 2025. 1This increase will be gradual, however, there will be a noticeable tightening by mid-year 2017, FTR Associates predicts.

Request to Overturn ELD Mandate Denied

 Request to Overturn ELD Mandate Denied

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s request to overturn the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s ruling mandating the usage of electronic logging devices (ELDs) on trucks was overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit on Monday.

Court Hears Arguments on Electronic Logging Device Mandate

 Court Hears Arguments on Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Carriers have until Dec. 10, 2017 to comply with a ruling mandating the usage of electronic logging devices (ELDs) on their trucks, replacing paper logs to track hours-of-service (HOS).  The ruling, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will provide three main benefits:  improve safety by enforcing HOS compliance and therefore preventing fatigue, saving over $1 million in revenue by replacing paper logs, and “increase the efficiency of roadside law enforcement personnel in reviewing driver records.” 1