Episode 39

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Seth Clevenger is managing editor of features at Transport Topics and editor of iTECH, which focuses on the application of information technology in trucking. Previously he covered local government, business, schools and sports in Smyrna, Del., for the Dover Post Co. Clevenger is a 2005 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Government Reporter, Transport Topics 

Eric Miller 

Managing Editor, Features, Transport Topics 

Trucking, logistics, supply chain, year in review, news

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Eric Miller is a government team staff reporter for Transport Topics, primarily covering federal and state regulatory issues related to trucking. He joined TT in 2007, after previously having worked at the Dallas Times Herald, Dallas Morning News, Arizona Republic, Tampa Tribune and Santa Fe New Mexican.

Seth Clevenger

Tom McLeod is president of McLeod Software, which he founded in 1985. He has long been active in American Trucking Associations, the Truckload Carriers Association and the Alabama Trucking Association. McLeod offers expertise on the use of information technology to support trucking and brokerage operations.

Edin Selimagic is the safety manager for Midwest Freight Systems of Warren, Mich., which owns 386 power units and 1,009 trailers, serving primarily the automotive and retail sector. The company was founded in 2004 by the Latic brothers. In 2014 it moved into a 180,000-square-foot facility that includes a warehouse, maintenance and cross dock.

Tom McLeod

President, McLeod Software

Edin Selimagic

Safety Manager, Midwest Freight Logistics

How Have ELDs Changed Trucking?

Were you caught up in the 2017 race-to-deployment frenzy? If so, you probably gave little thought to what the post-ELDs world would look like. How could you? You were probably somewhere between trying to understand the rule and locating the right devices for your fleet. But, here we are, post-ELDs. And, while freight rates are up, you may be asking what else has changed. Has there been broad, visible impact on shipping? How is life as a carrier? What should you know about enforcement and exemptions?

This LiveOnWeb episode examines the answers to these questions by bringing together those on the front lines of business and enforcement: the director of the CVSA Roadside Inspection Program, the safety director at a late-adopting fleet, and the head of an industry supplier. Their discussion, guided by Transport Topics subject-matter experts, will focus on the real-world experience of finding, using, and living with electronic logging devices.

Mike Roeth is the executive director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and leads the trucking efficiency operations for the Carbon War Room. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Ohio State University and a master’s in organizational leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology.

 Kerri Wirachowsky is Director of Roadside Inspection Program at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Wirachowsky served as CVSA’s vehicle committee chair for 10 years and co-chair of the North American Inspectors Championship for four years. She was the 2001 North American Inspectors Championship Jimmy K. Ammons Grand Champion.

Mike Roeth

Executive Director, North American Council for Freight Efficiency 

Kerri Wirachowsky

Director, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

Show time: 12 PM ET, Wednesday December 13

While we prepare the replay, take a look at our full interview with Bob Costello, ATA Chief Economist (right). Join in as he looks back on the 2017 year in trucking, calling it a "transition year" and expecting better things for 2018. His interview with TT's Joe Howard is part of our Dec. 13 LiveOnWeb program, "2017 Year in Review."

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