A lot of uncertainty remains about Canada’s new requirement for truck drivers to use an electronic logging device (ELD). Here are answers to the questions you might have about the impact of the Canada ELD mandate, how to prepare, and the benefits of capturing more electronic data about your freight.
As businesses grow, they often evolve. And in a world where carriers are more critical than ever—thanks in part to ecommerce and heavier demand—that evolution means the use of more advanced carrier technology. Carriers and drivers often experience the pain of early mornings and late nights. Long days and demanding routes are part of the [...]
When I started in this industry, working with truckload carriers was very much a people business. Need to find a load for empty equipment? Call your rep. Want to get your truck from A to B? Call your rep. Just about everything was handled with a phone call. Even with the integration of email, day [...]
We are fast approaching September 29; the implementation date of the biggest change to hours of service (HOS) rules in years. I wrote about these changes when they were announced in June, and I wanted to address the latest updates to HOS rules.
Our annual Contract Carrier of the Year Awards are an opportunity to recognize North American carriers in our network that continually offer outstanding service. In the past, we’ve honored the winners at an event at our corporate headquarters. Instead, I am happy to have the opportunity to announce our Contract Carriers of the Year winners [...]
Commercial truck drivers’ hours of service (HOS) have been in the news quite a bit recently with emergency changes due to COVID-19 in both Canada and the United States. Now the proposed HOS changes from August 2019 have received their final ruling from FMCSA.
Last week, we at C.H. Robinson had the great pleasure of hosting our 2018 Contract Carrier of the Year Award ceremony in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Because 2018 was a strong year for carriers in the United States, it fueled an ongoing need for more drivers. In fact, The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index identified 2018 as having the “strongest truckload pricing achieved since deregulation.” This strong demand for truckload capacity, coupled with not enough carriers to meet that demand, led many [...]
Every business has expenses. And in today’s market, if you’re like most, you’re looking for ways to cut costs wherever possible. After all, lower costs often mean higher profitability. For small trucking companies, cutting costs may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.
No one said being a truck driver was an easy gig. But they might not have told you about all the health challenges you’d face either. Did you know that the FMCSA estimates the average life span of a truck driver at only 61 years old? That’s drastically lower than the national average. And honestly, [...]