Volkswagen (VW) has reached a settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for software that cheated the emission standards on their 2.0 liter diesel engines. The settlement is expected to cost VW up to $14.7 billion. The deal includes $2.7
“Four years ago, I wrote a blog post with a catchy title: “The Death of the Buck-A-Mile Backhaul,” where I explained that carriers could no longer cover costs on $1.00 per mile. At the time, those cheap hauls were going away. “In March
“It’s been a few years since I sat in the dispatch chair or listened to a driver tell stories about delivery delays. Seeing the results and reading the comments on the recent DAT poll about driver detention felt like déjà vu. Nothing has changed!”
“Controversy over CSA scores heated up again when the FMCSA this week returned BASIC score “absolute measures” to public view. “The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA), a trade organization for freight brokers and 3PLs, has condemned the move. “These absolute performance measures
“Freight availability is starting to improve, after a long, quiet winter. You can finally be a little bit choosier about which loads to accept, but rates are slow to ramp up. How can you make more money? “One way to
Did you get enough quality sleep last night? If you are tired while driving on the road, you are more likely to make poor decisions or cause a fatal crash. A recent expert panel found that “from 10% to 20%
Oregon’s Clean Electricity and Coal Transition bill passed the legislature this week. This new legislation did the following: Made Oregon the first state to transition away from coal. Doubled the amount of energy from renewable resources (wind and solar) – 50% by 2040.
At some point in the not-to-distant future (starting in less than four years), the idling generators on refrigerated trailers will be severely restricted. First, by the state of California who has proposed a phased in approach to curb the stationary idling
A $15 dollar investment could save your life. Consider installing a carbon monoxide (CO2) detector in your cab. Every year, dozens of truckers or their riders, become sick or even die from inhaling CO2. Whether it is from as faulty exhaust,
According to the Union of Concerned Scientists who studied the full life-cycle of EVs vs. internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, EVs cut global warming emissions by 50% compared to their gas counterparts.