Archive for FMCSA

Truck Driver Pay: By the Mile or Hour?

Back in October 2018, a US district judge in Arkansas ruled that PAM Transport, a trucking company based in the state, would have to pay its drivers at least minimum wage for the 16 hours each day that they work. A couple of weeks ago, the judge reaffirmed his ruling. As reported by Business Insider: […]

Read More →

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of London following this week’s terrorist attack. So sad, so senseless. May the days ahead be filled with peace and healing, for all the injured and mourning, and for all of us. Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Walmart Secures Patent for […]

Read More →

What’s Next After Electronic Logging Devices?

Regulations have dominated transportation discussions in recent years, whether it’s Hours of Service (HOS) and the 34-hour restart rule, CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability ) program, and in the spotlight today, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). What impact will ELDs have on trucking capacity and productivity? Will the mandate cause drivers to exit the market? What impact […]

Read More →

This Week in Logistics News (March 2-6, 2015)

More than three years ago, my 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). After dealing with the initial shock and fear, she committed herself to learning about the disease and managing it, and just a month after her diagnosis, she stood in front of 90+ students and teachers at her middle […]

Read More →

This Week in Logistics News (February 10-14, 2014)

Well, it seems like even Cupid is at risk of being replaced by a robot. A florist in Michigan delivered flowers using a drone this week, and although the company planned to conduct more deliveries via drone today, the FAA promptly pulled the plug on it. This is the second company in less than a […]

Read More →

What to Make of FMCSA Hours-of-Service Study?

Last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released the results of its much-awaited study on how the 34-hour restart provision in the current hours-of-service (HOS) rule affects driver fatigue compared to the previous version of the rule. The study was conducted by the Washington State University Sleep and Performance Research Center and Philadelphia-based […]

Read More →