ELD Rule Will Take Longer To Publish

Congress’ long awaited rule to mandate electronic logging devices on commercial trucks will wait a little longer. Many owner-operators are probably happy about the delay, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) claims the rule will be published in 2014. The mandate to have ELDs on all trucks was contained in MAP-21, the transportation… Read more »

Truck & Trailer Outlook is Modest, But Company Owners are Gaining Confidence

The outlook for truck and trailer sales looks modest in 2014, according to a recent Fleet Owner story. Combining interviews with fleet lenders and research by ACT Research and FTR Transportation Intelligence, the story points to up and down truck order trends month-to-month throughout 2013 and a still weak economy as two of the main reasons… Read more »

Flatbed Trends Point to a Stronger 2014

Strengthening spot rates and volume increases has Davis Transport, Inc. expecting a strong 2014 for flatbed trucking. A recent survey by Transport Capital Partners claims carriers have increasing positive expectations for 2014. With the economy starting to find solid footing, carriers in all trucking lines are expecting rate increases in their future on both the… Read more »

Load Tarping Best Practices

With the advent of bad weather, Davis Transport wants to look at some safe practices for safely tarping loads in all weather conditions. Davis Transport provides 100% flatbed tarp pay to our flatbed owner operators . Passing on this payment allows us to give our ownership of tarped loads and allow them to earn extra… Read more »

Independent Contractor of the Year

Phillip Kellar has been named the Independent Contractor of the Year for 2013.  We have also updated the new million mile award winners for 2013 here.

JMC Steel installs new SafeTarp systems

JMC Steel Group is proud to announce the installation of two SafeTarp systems. One system will be in Wheatland Tube Chicago, IL and the other in Warren, OH. Beginning on Monday November 4, 2013 drivers loading at Chicago – Wheatland will be able to increase the safety and efficiency of the tarping process through the… Read more »