Hurricane Harvey: Commercial & Oversize Travel Update

The state of Texas and other federal agencies have issued warnings, including travel advisories that will impact commercial and oversize transportation as Hurricane Harvey hits land. Drivers in the storm’s patch should be aware of severe flooding as the category 2 – potentially category 3 – makes landfall. Storms of … Read More

IOWA DOT to Install System to Help Drivers Along I-80

The Iowa Department of Transportation announced that by 2019, rest areas along Iowa’s Interstate 80 freight route will include technology to assist truck drivers traveling the highway to track parking availability. Iowa’s DOT July I-80 planning study includes a chapter on automated corridors and how vehicle technology can improve safety … Read More

DAT Live Server Maintenance Set for Sat., Aug. 12

DAT will be performing server maintenance to their live servers on Saturday, August 12 from 3 p.m to 11 p.m. (PT).  During this time, the live servers for DAT Power web and DAT RateView will be unavailable and FTP/Connection requests will fail. None of Medallion’s freight agents will be able … Read More

Nebraska: Oversized Travel Restrictions During Solar Eclipse

Several states along the path of the upcoming Solar Eclipse – which takes place on Monday, Aug. 21 – will have some oversized/over-dimensional travel restrictions. Colorado is restricting all oversize/overweight travel North of Highway 50 from Kansas to Utah beginning sundown Thursday, Aug. 17 through sunrise Wednesday, Aug. 23. Georgia has … Read More

DAT Live Server Maintenance Set for Sat., Aug. 12

DAT will be performing server maintenance to their live servers on Tuesday, August 8 from 6 p.m to 6:15 p.m. (PDT).  During this time, the live servers for DAT Power web and DAT RateView will be unavailable and FTP/Connection requests will fail. None of Medallion’s freight agents will be able … Read More

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Permit Unit sent out an update warning drivers and carriers about road closures and travel restrictions after recent storms and severe flooding. 

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Permit Unit issued an brief statement warning drivers and carriers about road closures and travel restrictions after recent storms and severe flooding. Drivers, carriers and dispatchers are advised to check 511wi.gov ahead of departure to check for closures or travel restrictions. Most will be published … Read More

Walmart warns carriers about Amazon business

According to a recent article by the Commercial Carrier Journal, CCJ, Walmart is pressuring carriers against doing business with Amazon. Walmart’s logistics arm, including the retail’s private fleet and its outsourced for-hire carriers, has been communicating to those carriers that they may decide against future business with them if they conduct … Read More

What the Feature Holds After the ELD Mandate

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate compliance deadline is approaching, and a lot of industry experts are worried about what the future holds in 2018, including anxiety about freight costs. Not only are experts concerned with the costs of implementing ELD, but also the productivity decreases and reduced capacity. One of … Read More

According to the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule, drivers and carriers who currently use paper logs to track hours of service must have ELDs fully installed and in use by December 18, 2017, which is just around the corner. To comply with roadside and other checks by authorized enforcement … Read More

Sept. 7 is National Brake Safety Day

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 as Brake Safety Day, which law enforcement will conduct inspections on large trucks.  Each inspection will serve the purpose of identifying out-of-adjustment brakes, and brake-system and antilock braking system (ABS) violations as part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program, … Read More