Tennessee DOT Changes to Permit Travel Hour Restrictions

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) overweight and over-dimensional permits office has eliminated three-hour and afternoon curfews for over-dimension permit loads of most sizes, and reduced the curfews to two-hours for the largest roads. The department released a memo on June 7, which stated there will be no movement of … Read More

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal against the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) had challenged the Department of Transportation's final rule on the basis of privacy and protection against warrantless search and seizure. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court refused to reconsider, resulting in victory for the DOT. As a result, drivers must comply with state legislation, company standards and terms of employment, and the Supreme Court's decision means the mandate will take effect Dec. 18. The DOT rule requires truck operators to use electronic logging to track hours of service. OOIDA brought the lawsuit in March 2016 against the DOT and the FMCSA. A three judge panel heard the case in September 2016, and in October 2016 ruled against OOIDA, although the organization says it will continue to push the issue in Congress.

The Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal against the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) had challenged the Department of Transportation’s final rule on the basis of privacy and protection against warrantless search and … Read More

Two new rules were proposed June 9 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which look to streamline CDL licensing and help qualified individuals into career opportunities as professional truck drivers. The truck driver occupation faces a huge labor shortage in the U.S. According to an article on Truckinginfo.com, the … Read More

Truckload Rates Climbed in May

According to CCJ Digital, the per-mile truckload rates increased significantly in May, especially flatbed, which hit its highest rate since August 2015.  The article noted rates in all three major truckload segments – van, flatbed and reefer – all had significant gains from the prior month. Although gains are consistent … Read More

Registration is Open for International Roadcheck Webinar

Kinedyne LLC and Heavy Duty Trucking are hosting a free webinar to cover various topics about the upcoming Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) International Roadcheck June 6 – 8. The webinar, “A Survivor’s Guide for Cargo Securement Inspections During International Roadcheck 2017” will be held Tuesday, May 30 at 2 PM … Read More

Medallion Sponsors Boars Night Out BBQ Team at World Championship Contest

Medallion Transport & Logistics participated as a Corporate Sponsor of the Boars Night Out BBQ Team at last week’s World Championship Barbecue Contest in Memphis, TN.  Thanks to Medallion and other sponsors, teams like Boars Night Out can do what they love – prepare great BBQ dishes and compete against … Read More

Medallion Sales Agent Also Championship BBQer

Medallion sales agent, Kendal Adair is not just a transportation industry professional, but an accomplished BBQ chef with numerous awards and championships under his belt. Adair is part of a championship team and is the Rib Master for Boar’s Night Out (BNO). During his career, he and his teammates have won … Read More

Roadcheck Inspection Blitz 2017

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will conduct the 30th annual International Roadcheck Inspection Blitz June 6-8, 2017. For 72 hours, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors – law enforcement personnel –  in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles … Read More

Morgan Stanley TLFI Report

In the recent, May 3 edition update of Morgan Stanley’s Freight Transportation. TLFI continued to outperform seasonality for the fourth consecutive update. According to the report, it was driven by both demand and supply outperformances. This marks the second straight TLFI update with the three indices outperforming seasonality. Click here to … Read More

The state of Missouri has issued a flash flood warning that will be in effect until Thursday, May 4 at 3:15 AM CDT.  The following counties will be affected: Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Barton, Newton, Cedar, McDonald, Barry, Lawrence, Vernon, Jasper and Dade. Low water crossing, including Highway 43 at Buffalo … Read More