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ELD Implementation and Enforcement Leading to Spike in Full Truckload and Direct LTL Prices Posted On 23th January 2018
Trucks The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate recently went into effect and is having an immediate impact on the trucking market.In 2015 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) declared standards for ELDs.  An ELD is hardware that connects directly to the truck’s engine and logs H.O.S. – hours of service – automatically.   So unlike with a handwritten logbook, there is no way to “fudge” those hours. The goal of course is to prevent accid ...

Cubic Capacity Rule/Density Minimum Charges: Common Carrier Handling of Low Density Product on Larger Shipments Posted On 20th January 2018
Surpised by Capacity Rule? For any shipment over 250 cubic feet – beware – normal pricing may not apply.  The specifics vary depending on which common carrier you are at the mercy of, and are outlined in the carrier’s tariff.  The tariff is the de-facto contract between carriers and their customers, and even though customers do not necessarily sign it, it has been upheld in courts as binding! Some carriers invoke their cubic capacity rule at 250 cubic feet, others at 500 – depending ...