Trucking: FMCSA Includes ELD Violations In Revised CSA Methodology

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has updated its list of hours-of-service violations used in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement model.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump Push for Quick NAFTA Deal Slowed by Division on Top Issues

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President Donald Trump’s push for a quick resolution to NAFTA talks is being stymied by persistent differences among the United States, Canada and Mexico over a handful of the make-or-break issues.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Wholesale Prices in US Climb More Than Forecast in March

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U.S. wholesale prices advanced in March by more than forecast, reflecting broad increases in the costs of services and goods, a Labor Department report showed April 10 in Washington.  Read more here.

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Trucking: ITS America’s New Board Members Include State DOT Representation

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The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has elected several representatives from state departments of transportation to its board of directors.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Celadon, facing SEC investigation, says $200-$250M discrepancy in income reported for recent years

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One of the country’s largest trucking firms has notified its shareholders that its reported profit for the prior four fiscal years could be as much as $250 million less than previous financial documents showed. Celadon Group (No. 31, CCJ Top 250) said Tuesday that it will reissue financial documents for fiscal years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 after an internal investigation revealed errors in its earnings filings.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump Warns He’ll Dump NAFTA if Mexico Doesn’t Stop Drug Flows

President Donald Trump threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if Mexico doesn’t stop people and drugs from flowing into the United States from Central America.  Read more here.

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Load Matching Software

The shipping industry is a constantly growing and changing industry.  As a consumer of trucking-related software, it becomes more and more important that you adapt to the latest technologies to run the most efficient operation possible.  Whether you’re a freight broker or a carrier, you want to provide a vital, superior service to your customers and to do this, you need high-quality load matching software that’s user-friendly, efficient, and won’t break the bank.  

What to Look For in a Load Matching Software

All software is not created equal.   Good load matching software should be streamlined and efficient, and have features such as:

  • Load and Truck Searching – on your computer or your phone so you can be connected wherever you are
  • Load and Truck Posting – to show availability
  • Email Alerts – information on your loads and trucks sent directly to your inbox
  • Credit Reports and Scores – so you know who you’re trusting
  • Customization – get only the information you need and none that you don’t
  • Load and Truck Search Filters – for more efficient searches
  • Weather Information – so you’re aware of any weather-related delays
  • Mileage Calculator – including tolls and how to avoid them
  • Organization – manage all your loads
  • Cloud-based

Why Cloud-based is Better

Having software that is “in the cloud” offers benefits to shippers, vendors, and truckers alike.  Because it is managed in one central location, updates and changes can be done without disrupting user access.  It can be accessed from anywhere using any mobile device, whether a laptop, iPad, or phone.

Cyber security is a top priority for every business, and because your data is in the cloud, it is automatically backed up so you don’t have to worry about power outages or viruses infecting your work computers or servers and destroying your data.  And with no servers or software at your location, there’s no need to

Cloud-based software allows users to find and post freight from anywhere  For truckers and carriers looking for freight, searches will always include the most up-to-date information.  The streamlined process of a web-based system saves time and money. Such advantages are not merely for the large companies, however, web-based freight matching software can be accessed using an affordable monthly fee which allows it to be utilized by large companies or individuals, essentially leveling the playing field.

Direct Freight Services

The software offered by Direct Freight Services is your solution for finding freight whether your business is big or small.  It has all of the services you need without complicated applications that you’ll never use. A small monthly fee grants you access to the simple, streamlined system where you can search for trucks if you have a load to transport or search for loads if you have a truck.  Or, if you prefer, list your load or truck and let interested parties search for you. It couldn’t be easier. Its interface is direct and simple so your searches will be quick.

Our Direct Freight Software will make your operation more efficient, allowing you to move more freight with fewer people, and with the availability of credit information, you can minimize your risks and make informed decisions about who you’re working with.  

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Trucking: FMCSA seeking input on regs to help deployment of autonomous trucks

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is asking for public comments on existing regulations that could be updated, modified or removed to help usher in autonomous trucks, or automated driving systems (ADS) as they are referred to in a Federal Register notice published last week.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Trump Slaps Tariffs on $50 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods

President Donald Trump took his boldest step to level the economic playing field with China, ordering sweeping tariffs on Chinese goods in a move that could escalate already tense trade relations between the world’s two biggest economies.  Read more here.

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Trucking: Special report: Day of reckoning in driver shortage saga

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Anyone following the driver shortage saga for the last three decades might think trucking has been crying wolf. After all, with each economic uptick since at least 1998 has come panic over the lack of drivers. And yet freight virtually always gets delivered, and store shelves are only empty when snow threatens south of the Mason-Dixon Line.  Read more here.

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