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
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
Medallion has ZERO ELD/HOS Violations During 2018 Roadcheck
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