A Trucker’s Journey – Q & A

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of submitting a questionnaire to a fellow “Twitterer” ARPCO has enjoyed connecting with on Twitter (@truckersjourney). The questionnaire asks about the daily life of a truck driver and for this blog I would like to share his fresh and straight-forward answers.  Thank you, Trucker’s Journey, for keeping America moving on your wheels! 

truckers journey 1Photos Courtesy of Trucker’s Journey.

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The New Hours of Service Rule: Impact on Truckers’ Finances, Numerical Fallacies and Common Sense Questions

Please enjoy this Guest Blog by Vicki Simons.

Mike and Vicki Simons provide real world tips [from their personal experience as truck drivers] that help professional truck drivers save hard-earned money and personal reporting about products and services for use on the road. Visit their website at truck-drivers-money-saving-tips.com

MAP-21 — the short title for the two-year transportation re-authorization bill entitled “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” — was signed into law in 2012. In part, it addresses an Hours of Service Study. In this article, I would like to do the following regarding the new Hours of Service rule:

  • Address its financial impact on truckers;
  • Present its two associated numerical fallacies; and
  • Ask a few common sense questions.

For reference purposes, the Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule [Download PDF Version] was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011. The compliance date for the new Hours of Service regulation was July 1, 2013.

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What is Map-21 and 8 Effects on the Freight Industry

This is a guest post from Cerasis, a freight logistics and freight technology company offering freight management solutions and integrated services to streamline the process of shipping freight providing both hard costs savings on shipping freight and soft cost savings by eliminating inefficiencies in the process of shipping freight. Written by Adam Robinson.

As MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act) comes closer to the requirements of the act going into effect this October 1, there are many facets to the Act which will affect those in the freight and transportation industries. Indirectly, this will greatly affect those who ship freight, such as manufacturers and distribution companies. If you run a supply chain, it’s important you also know about MAP-21, as it could impact the delivery of your products to customers or you receiving supplies from your vendors. Since this is such a complex Act, with many details, we will first do an overview of MAP-21, followed by a deeper dive into different aspects in subsequent posts. This first post should answer your question, “What is MAP-21?” and “How does it affect the Freight industry?”

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