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How Much Will The ELD Mandate Cost Local Governments

ELD mandate is coming.  We recently had an article come out the the state of Indiana is seeing a delay.  I am guessing that someone said what the heck is this and we have to do what?  Take officers out of the field to give them training to read a new type of ELD result.  How many ELD companies are there? How is an officer going to spot a fake ELD program?  They can’t spot a fake paper one.  You think they are going to be able to spot a fake emailed or one on a phone? How much does training cost for enforcement officers to stop what they are doing and sit in a class and learn how to enforce this.  What if the ELD software or phone is glitchy.  What if they can’t get a reading and then a truck gets in an accident.  Does enforcement office get sued for not being able to stop an illegal driver? The whole thing seems pretty weird.  Why would the government be mandating an unchecked software system to be implemented nationwide and why would more states not see this as a huge cost to them. The ELD companies are self certifying themselves to say that their products work as the should. That seems pretty sweet.  Now the code enforcement division is totally at the mercy of companies that have been selling these devices for profit.  Telling themselves and others they work right. Seriously.  My computer has issues all the time.  My phone doesn’t work well in hot weather.  Do we really think that self certified companies are the right choice for...

Subscription Based Rating Programs Keep The Cost Of Freight Low.

Subscription Based Rating Programs Keep The Cost Of Freight Low. They continually bring up old rates that may not be applicable to the current conditions.  Think about the hurricane situation we have had recently.  No one even knows what to charge. Everyone is rating truckloads today based on data that doesn’t exist in history.  The old data is providing a false history and artificially keeping truck rates low in todays current trucking climate. In comparison the live freight rates posted on the Free Load Board with Rates help raise the cost of freight. There is no data showing what things cost before only what freight costs are today.  If a freight broker or shipper wants to move a load on a truck they basically have to use the spot quote market.  Loads have to be covered and rates do go up. By using historical data the shippers will always be nostalgic about what they used to pay and will try and use those rates to show what the lane should cost.  It takes into account that some of this data is based on shippers with thousands of loads getting volume discounts from repeat carriers.  These rates just don’t apply to the rates today and especially past the the 2 natural disasters and all the FEMA Loads. If a trucking company is looking at thousands of loads and none of them have costs they have to call each one and get the rates.  The negotiation of it is so repetitive.  Constantly the only question is how much is the load paying.  The poster of the freight knows this info.  They...

LTL Load Board

Trulos is setting the trucking industry on fire with it’s free load board. First it was the Load Board with Rates only and now they have set it up so trucking companies can quickly and easily sort through thousands of loads to just see Partial, hotshot and LTL loads. If you have space available on your truck and some extra time you should take advantage of partial and LTL freight. Going from Chicago to Dallas with extra 12 feet. Fill it up and with a partial headed same way and you just made a few extra dollars to make that low rate out of North Texas not sting quite as much. www.trulos.com/truckload/load-board-LTL.php – check it out and find out in seconds if there are an Partial or LTL loads available on the free load board. What people like about our free load board is that we don’t make you sign in. Just go to the free load board and search away. When you find a truckload posted that you like just call the broker or shipper directly make the deal. you can see the free LTL load board at...