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Study Finds Use of ELDs Has Not Changed Crash Rates Since New Mandate Took Effect

A study concluded that the use of ELDs—since the mandate’s effective date of December 2017—has yet to reduce the rate of truck crashes, but has, instead, increased the frequency of speeding violations.

 

The report states that this increase in speeding violations is most likely due “to drivers trying to make up for productivity losses caused by ELD adoption.”

 

Researchers gathered their information from driver inspections and federally recorded crashes between January 1, 2017 and September 1, 2018, most of it coming from the FMCSA.Read More

 


Opinion: What Shippers Can Expect in 2019

With 2018 being one of the best years in the transportation industry, we look into 2019 to see if the demand, the freight, and the rates will continue to grow.

 

A few things to look out for this year according to Bob Farrell, Executive Chairman of GlobalTranz Enterprises, are steady hikes in rates, predictive analytics, and autonomous vehicles. Read More

 


Join us March 15th for Our Complimentary Seminar: Reasonable Suspicion Testing

Topics will include how to determine when reasonable suspicion for drugs or alcohol use exists, how to initiate a reasonable suspicion test, and how to develop practical approaches to handling these situations.

 

Participants will receive a Reasonable Suspicion Training Certificate, awarded at the end of the seminar.

 

You can learn more about this seminar here, and register here.

 

Save the Date: Join us April 5, 2019 for a seminar featuring the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine and more!