We’re back from winter hibernation with a new edition of The Logistics Workforce Update. In this episode, we discuss factors impacting the workforce in Q1 and Q2 2019. We touch on proposed rule changes regarding Electronic Logging Devices, a bill that would allow drivers under 21 to drive interstate, and the wild world of freight rates!
Below are some helpful links to learn more about the topics we cover in the video:
- Hours of Service Regulations:
The introduction of electronic logging devices and their ability to accurately record compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) have prompted numerous requests from Congress and the public for FMCSA to consider revising certain HOS provisions. Learn more here.
- Drive Safe Act:
A bi-partisan bill called the Drive Safe Act would allow, under some strict requirements, drivers under the age of 21 to drive interstate. Learn more here.
- Q1 2019 Freight Rates and Market Update:
Stay up-to-date on the latest transportation trends and their impacts on your logistics spend and operations. Here’s a recap of happenings from Q1 2019.
- Freight Volumes:
The week of April 14 – 20 began with solid demand, but activity tapered off as Good Friday and the Easter weekend approached. Load-to-truck ratios peaked on Tuesday for all three trailer types, but were down sharply by Friday. Read more here.
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