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  • March 2016 Reefer Lane Rates - Truckers Edge
    the Midwest average outbound reefer rates from Chicago paid 2 07 up 4 due to increases on a handful of high volume lanes Rates from Chicago to Atlanta gained 4 per mile in both directions last week Chicago to Minneapolis added 7 The lane from the Windy City to Kansas City was up 5 Chicago to Philadelphia lost 2 however so direction is important Out West trends were decidedly mixed Reefer volumes were up sharply in Los Angeles but outbound rates dropped a couple of cents per mile Central California vegetable and berry harvests are either delayed or reduced because heavy rains interfered with planting Mexican produce is backfilling for California crops Nogales AZ and McAllen TX are hot markets for fruit and vegetables coming across the border Southeastern seaports are also generating reefer loads due to imports from Chile and neighboring countries Demand for reefers is way up in Miami and Savannah Domestic vegetable harvests in Lakeland FL were affected by weather in the winter Florida citrus crops continue to be reduced due to a parasite that causes unripe fruit to fall off the tree The Takeaway If you pull reefers watch DAT TruckersEdge for loads that originate at borders and ports and be ready to pivot in a new direction Want to see the average rates on the lanes you run Sign up for TruckersEdge Enhanced to see the average prices paid on more than 65 000 lanes based on real transactions between brokers and carriers To upgrade your TruckersEdge subscription to get rates call 866 487 8253 Add comment Cancel reply to comment Name Required Please choose another name E mail Required Please enter a valid e mail 5 5 The captcha value you provided is incorrect b i u quote Required Comment Preview Comment Notify me

    Original URL path: http://www.truckersedge.net/trucking-blog/post/Mixed-Vegetables-Reefer-Rates-Go-Up-and-Down (2016-04-30)
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  • All posts by stephenp,stephenp
    Trucking Business 14 Trucking Life 1 Trucking Regulations 7 Trucks 1 Top Stories How to Get Your Operating Authority Surviving the Buck A Mile Backhaul Do Brokers See a Different Rate 6 Things Freight Brokers Love and Hate Join Us Follow us on your favorite networks for news and updates from DAT Solutions Twitter Follow LoadBoards Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Subscribe Newsletter Signup Subscribe in a reader Advertisements Social Newsletter Subscription

    Original URL path: http://www.truckersedge.net/trucking-blog/author/StephenP?name=stephenp (2016-04-30)
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  • Trucking Hours of Service - Truckers Edge
    been able to do my job using my own discretion as to how long I should be on the road when I am tired and when I should stop and take a rest without Washington DC dictating how to drive my truck The best comparison I can make for others to understand is imagine having to work at your desk for 10 hours straight a computer tell you monitor reporting your every move to your local police officer every time you take a break and at the end of the day you cannot go home but you chained to the office until the next morning And then the industry has the nerve to complain about a driver shortage There is no driver shortage just a shortage of people no longer willing to put up with this Sweatshop mentality Reply Scott 4 4 2016 1 16 58 PM Regulations are coming out of Washington but that is primarily because a lot of people a lot in the trucking industry are supporting those regulations The big carriers especially are the ones who support elogs for example because their own fleets depend on them to monitor the thousands of drivers they have Washington then gets this distorted view that the big carriers speak for everybody else So I blame the trucking industry itself for the many regulations that unfortunately too many non truckers in the industry try to micromanage us with secondarily Washington for listening to these unrepresentative few Reply Adam Thompson 4 1 2016 1 50 41 PM These statements are correct However we as drivers aren t helpless victims Let me start by saying that in this industry we can become independent That requires discipline hard work and sacrifice With tenacity and encouragement many of these drivers who are victimized can be a business owner themselves I support an industry that has integrity in every aspect of this business including determined hard working drivers who aren t content to just complain Reply J 4 1 2016 2 33 38 PM No congress doesn t need to take anymore steps Congress is part of the problem They make rules and regulations on issues they know little about Truckers need to take a bigger role We do the job Daily And because of some bad apples they ve put regulations in place that are debilitating to what we do But to be honest trucking is a revolving door industry and I believe that is mainly do to pay being away from home and regulations It s pretty easy to talk young guys into the idea of trucking And as long as new drivers keep coming and leaving nothing will change Reply Trucker Don 4 1 2016 6 26 18 PM I would be curious to know what prompted the NYT article in the first place although they got more right than wrong for a change The idea that more Government regulation would make the average driver s situation better however is far from

    Original URL path: http://www.truckersedge.net/trucking-blog/post/NYTimes-article-on-trucking (2016-04-30)
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  • Happy Holidays - Truckers Edge
    be even more successful in 2016 Add comment Cancel reply to comment Name Required Please choose another name E mail Required Please enter a valid e mail 5 5 The captcha value you provided is incorrect b i u quote Required Comment Preview Comment Notify me when new comments are added Search Categories Carrier News 5 Freight Rates 43 Trucking Business 14 Trucking Life 1 Trucking Regulations 7 Trucks 1

    Original URL path: http://www.truckersedge.net/trucking-blog/post/Happy-Holidays-from-DAT-TruckersEdge (2016-04-30)
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  • Smart Tools to Keep Drivers Happy
    truck stops fuel prices service stations Walmart locations CAT scales and trucker friendly hotels MyDAT Trucker Find Nearby Loads Truck stops rest stops Service stations Walmart locations Trucker friendly hotels Diesel prices And more Download Now For owner operators and smaller trucking companies MyDAT provides the added bonus of the ability to find nearby loads on the DAT Network Some drivers may even use this free tool to work with dispatchers to identify potential back hauls Other apps can provide help with navigation for example Google Maps now includes real time traffic reporting Google recently purchased Waze another app that allows drivers to report traffic incidents and Google Maps is now taking that data into account This could help drivers foresee traffic problems MyDAT also incorporates Google Maps in app for easy routing to any of the listed amenities and waypoints Mobile devices can also help with one of the biggest challenges for any OTR driver staying in touch with their family and friends Apps like Skype Google Hangouts Apple s Facetime on iPhones Facebook and other social networks can help long haul drivers stay more connected with their home life Other beneficial applications include Driver Workflow It s getting easier and easier to get business done on the road as technology improves Document scanning apps and cloud based document storage can help keep paperwork issues in line Health Health is a top concern among drivers and there are plenty of apps that can help including fitness and nutritional apps Entertainment Entertainment options are endless with music movies TV and more to keep drivers entertained in their down time The number of drivers using smartphones instead of dumb phones has been growing steadily as carriers and drivers realize the benefits If your fleet isn t part of that growing segment

    Original URL path: http://www.truckersedge.net/trucking-blog/post/A-Smart-Way-to-Keep-Drivers-Happy (2016-04-30)
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  • All posts by jamesh
    to your trucking company What if there was one simple investment that could improve driver morale and provide a multitude of tools that make good business sense More Search Categories Carrier News 5 Freight Rates 43 Trucking Business 14 Trucking Life 1 Trucking Regulations 7 Trucks 1 Top Stories How to Get Your Operating Authority Surviving the Buck A Mile Backhaul Do Brokers See a Different Rate 6 Things Freight

    Original URL path: http://www.truckersedge.net/trucking-blog/author/JamesH (2016-04-30)
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  • Driver Coercion Complaints - Truckers Edge
    pressure truck drivers into violating FMCSA safety regulations Let s say you got detained by a shipper and now you can t make the delivery without violating HOS rules If the broker or shipper threatens to withhold any future business from you unless you make that delivery they can be fined up to 16 000 according to the so called Driver Coercion Rule How to File a Complaint Go to this website and file the complaint within 90 days of the incident The complaint should include 1 Provisions of the regulations that the driver alleges he or she was coerced to violate and 2 a concise but complete statement of the facts including the date of each alleged violation Add comment Cancel reply to comment Name Required Please choose another name E mail Required Please enter a valid e mail 5 5 The captcha value you provided is incorrect b i u quote Required Comment Preview Comment Notify me when new comments are added Search Categories Carrier News 5 Freight Rates 43 Trucking Business 14 Trucking Life 1 Trucking Regulations 7 Trucks 1 Top Stories How to Get Your Operating Authority Surviving the Buck A Mile Backhaul Do Brokers See

    Original URL path: http://www.truckersedge.net/trucking-blog/post/How-to-File-a-Driver-Coercion-Complaint (2016-04-30)
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  • New DOT Truck Inspection Rules - Truckers Edge
    Roadside Inspections Inspectors would get the info they need from a vehicle s ELD electronic logging device which cuts the time it takes to perform vehicle inspections That s one of the hot topics in this week s Trucking Rules roundup E Inspections The FMCSA is scheduled to test wireless inspections next month in various locations in Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi North Carolina and Georgia Before that the company Drivewyze will do its own field test in four states Virginia Maryland Delaware and Pennsylvania Read the Overdrive story to find out more and learn how to participate Sleep apnea pre rule DOT plans to do a study to find out how many truckers have sleep apnea and learn how much it affects the trucking industry Read more at CCJ Add comment Cancel reply to comment Name Required Please choose another name E mail Required Please enter a valid e mail 5 5 The captcha value you provided is incorrect b i u quote Required Comment Preview Comment Notify me when new comments are added Search Categories Carrier News 5 Freight Rates 43 Trucking Business 14 Trucking Life 1 Trucking Regulations 7 Trucks 1 Top Stories How to Get Your Operating Authority

    Original URL path: http://www.truckersedge.net/trucking-blog/post/One-Way-to-Speed-Up-Roadside-Inspections (2016-04-30)
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