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

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