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ELD Mandate: Exemptions, Uneven Enforcement Obscure Impact

ELD Mandate: Exemptions, Uneven Enforcement Obscure Impact

It’s impossible to gauge the full impact of the electronic logging device mandate yet, between temporary exemptions and a phased-in enforcement period, and in fact we may not know the true effect on the industry until rates soften significantly, according to FTR analysts.

February 8, 2018

Record Year for Intermodal Containers at Nation's Largest Ports

Record Year for Intermodal Containers at Nation's Largest Ports

Intermodal cargo is booming at the nation’s ports. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach both reported record levels of cargo. Georgia's Port of Savannah hit its highest annual volume ever, and the Port of New York and New Jersey also shattered its previous annual cargo volume record, set in 2015.

February 8, 2018

Fleet Survey Shows Business is Great, Drivers are Scarce
Scene-Stealing Trucks in Movies

Scene-Stealing Trucks in Movies

It's Oscar season. Beyond Smokey and the Bandit, how many scene-stealing trucks in movies can you name? Deborah Lockridge shares top picks in her All That's Trucking blog.

February 2, 2018

ELDs So Far: Stories From the Road

ELDs So Far: Stories From the Road

It’s been a little over a month since the electronic logging device mandate went into effect, and the transition appears to be a bit bumpy. Deborah Lockridge shares some of what she's heard in her All That's Trucking blog.

January 26, 2018

Q&A: Phillips Industries, From Signal Arms to Autonomous Trucks

Q&A: Phillips Industries, From Signal Arms to Autonomous Trucks

Phillips Industries is celebrating 90 years in business. We talk to its third- and fourth-generation leadership to learn more about the history of the company and how it's looking ahead to wireless technology, autonomous trucks and more.

January 23, 2018

Survey: Regional Small Fleets Slower to Comply With ELD Mandate
Electric Axle Offers Fuel Savings for Long-Haul Operations
Digging into Fleet Data Unlocks Greater Efficiency and Profitability
FTR: Tight Capacity, Rate Increases Projected to Continue

FTR: Tight Capacity, Rate Increases Projected to Continue

Truckload capacity will remain tight and rates high, but both may moderate somewhat as market forces come into play, according to FTR analysts. The ELD mandate is still a wild card, with the economy and tax reform playing a part as well.

January 12, 2018

Commentary: The E-Commerce Road has its Ups and Downs
One Fleet's ELD Journey

One Fleet's ELD Journey

No dispatcher wants to admit they didn’t know where their drivers were and how many hours they have left, says Paul Hamilton, director of transportation for Cal Freight. “But we know the truth – with that many driver’s it’s impossible to know how much time each driver has.” But ELDs mean now they truly know.

January 3, 2018

7 Top Trends from 2017

7 Top Trends from 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, HDT Editor in Chief shares her picks for the top trends and stories of the year. Many of these will continue into 2018 and beyond.

December 28, 2017

Looking Back at ‘17: Electrification, Autonomous Technologies in the Works