ELD are not having any effect right now. There is nothing that leads us to believe there is any volatility in the market right now.
The FMCSA is committed to the Dec 18/17 ELD deadline for requiring the use of electronic logging devices, even if the agency’s own IT systems aren’t ready.
FMCSA fines increase is required by Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 to adjust fines annually based on inflation.
This carrier management integration helps shippers, freight brokers & 3PL’s access most up-to-date Carrier Safety & Certificate of Insurance data available
Even though yesterday the FMCSA decided to remove phone numbers from the Motor Carrier records on Company Snapshot, there is no reason to raise the alarm as SaferWatch still has all the numbers in its carrier database, and will continue to have them in the future. Needless to say, the FMCSA’s Company Snapshot, Licensing & Insurance, and SMS are fickle resources — Adequate when all are ‘up’ and running, but only when the critical data you need is visible.
A shipper that has experienced loss/damage to a shipment by a carrier needs to file a cargo claim with the carrier to attempt to recover the loss.