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Archives for March 2014

ELDs: Things You Should Know

ELDS: Things You Should Know

Electronic Logging Devices

On March 13, 2014, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a proposed rule to mandate Electronic Logging Devices (ELD, otherwise known as Electronic On Board Recorders) for all motor carriers. It is important to note that there is a two year implementation timeline from the time the rule is made final, which is still at least 6-12 months away. Realistically, the earliest the industry could see a mandated ELD requirement would be sometime in mid-2017.
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- Director, Government Affairs- C.H. Robinson

When to Pursue Drop Trailer Opportunities

When to Purse Drop Trailer Opportunities

Drop Trailer

From a carrier perspective, the drop trailer business has both positive and negative aspects. For our company, Colonial Freight Systems, it depends if we are running reefer units or dry vans. The best way to explain this is to share both sides on how we actively pursue these types of shippers and lanes.
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- New Business Development, Colonial Freight Systems

Things to Keep in Mind this Produce Season

Things to Keep in Mind this Produce Season

Produce Season

Produce season is upon us once again. If you run refrigerated trucks, you can expect to be busy from Easter through Fourth of July. At least traditionally this has always been the case. This produce season things might be a little different due to the impact of weather and recent regulatory changes. Here are few things to keep in mind before you hit the road this produce season.
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- Manager, Transportation Produce- C.H. Robinson

Private Fleet Optimization and 3PLs

Private Fleet Optimization and 3PLS

Private fleets

In the quest to improve performance, productivity, and utilization, today’s professional private fleet manager is looking to eliminate non-productive miles from the operation by filling empty backhauls, reducing out-of-route miles, and improving inbound freight management.
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- CEO, National Private Truck Council