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March 2016 Transportation News Update

March 2016 Transportation News Update

March was another busy month for regulatory and FMCSA-related happenings. Here are a few of the major updates.

Top 12 Tips for Carriers to Get Paid On Time

Top 12 Tips for Carriers to Get Paid On Time

A carrier that is paid in a timely manner is a happy carrier. No one knows that better than us! If you’ve ever had a lengthy delay between hauling a load and getting paid, there may be a simple explanation. To avoid any hang-ups and get paid as quickly as possible, always follow these tips. Note: most of these also apply when you’re hauling freight for anyone, not just us.

Final Ruling on ELD Mandate to Be Enforced Beginning 2017

Final Ruling on ELD Mandate to Be Enforced Beginning 2017

You’ve likely heard about the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate over the past few years, as it has been a popular and controversial topic within the transportation industry and the legislative world. The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association) recently announced that a final ruling has been established for these e-logging devices and when their usage will become mandatory.

Top 10 Winter Driving Tips for Truckers

Top 10 Winter Driving Tips for Truckers

As winter weather sets in for most of the country, you should take precautions to keep not only you and your truck safe, but also others on the road. We’ve put together ten useful tips to help you get your loads delivered safely this winter.

The Winds of Change: New HOS Regulations

The Winds of Change: New HOS Regulations

July 1st, 2013 is the day all the new Hours of Service (HOS) regulations begin that we all must be compliant with. There has been a big push for changes to the HOS since the mid 90’s from the FMCSA, and they’ve finally done it! We are still learning about these changes and trying to get the details sorted out, but it’s going to be important that we all embrace this change.

Relationships: Brokers and Carriers

Relationships: Brokers and Carriers

I have been with Trinity for two years and have had the pleasure to work with carriers since day one in our carrier relations department. I have learned the importance of building relationships as well as learning how I can better serve as a point of contact for any questions or concerns.

Hours of Service: How Will You Be Affected?

Hours of Service: How Will You Be Affected?

Have you heard about the new Hours of Service provisions that are scheduled to take effect on July 1st, 2013? Are you prepared for how these new provisions will affect you?
Starting on July 1st, unless a lawsuit pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia blocks the new rules, the entire trucking industry is facing big changes. In December of 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration (FMCSA) published a new final rule for hours of service. The rule is being implemented in two phases. The first phase took effect in February of 2012 and the next phase of guidelines is scheduled to take effect on July 1st.

Heart Healthy Facts for Drivers

Heart Healthy Facts for Drivers

According to the American Heart Association every American has at least one risk factor for heart disease. Are you willing to take these risks? Learn the symptoms and uncommon factors of heart disease.

The CSA Controversy

The CSA Controversy

As the old saying goes: everyone has an opinion, and everyone thinks their opinion is right. This could not be truer when CSA is the topic of discussion. Brokers, owner-operators, and shippers all have a different view. This wide range in opinion has made this topic a national headline across the country, and it has even made its way to Congress.