April 23, 2018

National average spot rates jumped up after full enforcement

National average spot rates jumped up after full enforcement

The trucking sector usually slows down a bit at the end of the first quarter as freight demand drops. Because of low freight demand, trucker rates also take a hit. A similar situation was expected this year as well, but that wasn’t the case for the week ending April 7,

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April 20, 2018

3 reasons why customers choose KeepTruckin

3 reasons why customers choose KeepTruckin

KeepTruckin is the highest-rated ELD solution in the market. Over 500,000 drivers and 40,000 fleets use KeepTruckin and trust us for their compliance, regulatory, and fleet management needs. In this blog post, we take a more in-depth look at what makes KeepTruckin the best provider of electronic logging devices and

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April 20, 2018

The ATRI announces its top research priorities for 2018

The ATRI announces its top research priorities for 2018

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has announced its top research priorities for 2018. The Research Advisory Committee of the ATRI deliberated on the list of research topics in March which was approved by ATRI’s board of directors earlier this month. In this blog post, we shed some light on

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April 18, 2018

KeepTruckin and Shipwell partner to create cutting-edge supply chain visibility

KeepTruckin and Shipwell partner to create cutting edge supply chain visibility

We are excited to announce that KeepTruckin has partnered with Shipwell, a leader in freight automation technology and business intelligence, to create cutting-edge supply chain visibility. Shipwell recognized the critical role hours-of-service and location tracking play in freight automation. With carrier compliance as one of its major focuses, Shipwell set

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April 17, 2018

CarrierLists survey: ELD compliance rate has reached 97%

CarrierLists survey-ELD compliance rate has reached 97%

According to the latest CarrierLists survey report, ELD compliance rates are stable at 97%. The three-week moving average is now at 93%. The ELD compliance rate hit 97% soon after the full enforcement of the ELD mandate began on April 1, 2018. According to Kevin Hill, the President and Founder

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April 16, 2018

The FMCSA grants an HOS exemption to specific tankers

The FMCSA grants an HOS exemption to specific tankers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted an hours-of-service exemption to certain haulers. The agency announced that drivers of tankers carrying petroleum-based fuels under the 100 air-mile short-haul exception will be exempt from the 30-minute break requirement if they have to work for more than 12 hours. The

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April 12, 2018

How to find the right ELD?

How to find the right ELD

Full enforcement of the ELD mandate has begun. It means that non-exempt drivers without ELDs are being put out-of-service by enforcement officials. If you don’t have the right ELD solution, you’re already late. The process of ELD implementation cannot be put off any longer. For many, however, the process can

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April 12, 2018

The ATA reports that driver pay has increased by 15% since 2013

The ATA reports that driver pay has increased by 15% since 2013

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported last week that the median pay for a trucker working a national irregular route has increased by $7,000 yearly — or 15 percent — since 2013. The report also revealed that salaries of private fleet drivers went up by 18 percent — from $73,000

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April 10, 2018

The FMCSA assures that no driver info was compromised in registry outage

The FMCSA assures that no driver info was compromised in registry outage

The FMCSA assured that no personal data was compromised when the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners website experienced an “unauthorized access” attempt nearly four months ago. The website, which drivers use to find DOT-certified medical examiners to acquire or renew their CDL medical certifications, has been down since December

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April 10, 2018

Full enforcement: 7 things to know about ELD mandate compliance

Full enforcement - 7 things to know about ELD mandate compliance

Despite a lot of resistance, full enforcement of the ELD mandate has finally begun on April 1, 2018. According to the FMCSA’s ELD mandate, non-exempt commercial drivers need a compliant electronic logging device. If a driver does not have an ELD when required, he will have to face stiff penalties.

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