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Owner-operators are likely to push December’s compliance deadline

Small carriers and owner-operators continue to lag behind their larger counterparts in making the switch from automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) to electronic logging devices (ELDs). 

About 17 percent of all surveyed carriers over the past four weeks are still holding on to their old devices. This number climbs to 23 percent when only looking at fleets running between one and five trucks, according to the weekly FreightWaves and EROAD survey released...

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Many Carriers Enjoy 2018 Banner Year for Revenue Growth

It was a historically great year for trucking in 2018 with robust growth in revenue and better margins, but not all companies saw the benefits of a strong economy.

Flatbed/heavy specialized and intermodal/drayage continue to be hot sectors with revenue gains of 18.9% and 18.4%, respectively in 2018. The refrigerated sector also did well, rising 12.4% year over year, followed by tank/bulk with a gain of 10.7%. Revenue declined in the motor vehicle/driveaway sector and grew very slowly in household...

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