• DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.854
    0.021
    1.1%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    1.953
    0.079
    4.2%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    1.359
    0.030
    2.3%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.313
    0.007
    0.5%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    1.022
    0.071
    7.5%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    1.111
    0.032
    3%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.152
    0.030
    1.4%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.640
    0.045
    2.8%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.521
    0.038
    2.6%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.336
    0.019
    1.4%
  • DATVF.VWU
    1.587
    0.051
    3.3%
  • ITVI.USA
    9,744.810
    -280.970
    -2.8%
  • OTRI.USA
    8.910
    -1.620
    -15.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    9,761.370
    -267.420
    -2.7%
  • TLT.USA
    2.710
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    151.000
    -8.000
    -5%
  • DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.854
    0.021
    1.1%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    1.953
    0.079
    4.2%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    1.359
    0.030
    2.3%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.313
    0.007
    0.5%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    1.022
    0.071
    7.5%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    1.111
    0.032
    3%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.152
    0.030
    1.4%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.640
    0.045
    2.8%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.521
    0.038
    2.6%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.336
    0.019
    1.4%
  • DATVF.VWU
    1.587
    0.051
    3.3%
  • ITVI.USA
    9,744.810
    -280.970
    -2.8%
  • OTRI.USA
    8.910
    -1.620
    -15.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    9,761.370
    -267.420
    -2.7%
  • TLT.USA
    2.710
    -0.010
    -0.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    151.000
    -8.000
    -5%
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Drilling Deep: What a trucking lawyer thinks about ‘nuclear’ verdicts

Rob Moseley is an attorney at Moseley Marciniak in South Carolina. He’s defends trucking companies in the courtroom, and he’s watched as verdicts against trucking companies have been soaring. Is this a sudden shift or just another period in a cycle? And how should trucking companies deal with it? Host John Kingston talks to Rob on the Drilling Deep podcast and also gives us the good news for truckers: There’s lots of diesel out there, and concerns about a price spike can be put to rest for now.

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John Kingston

John has an almost 40-year career covering commodities, most of the time at S&P Global Platts. He created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He was Director of Oil, Director of News, the editor in chief of Platts Oilgram News and the “talking head” for Platts on numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business and Canada’s BNN. He covered metals before joining Platts and then spent a year running Platts’ metals business as well. He was awarded the International Association of Energy Economics Award for Excellence in Written Journalism in 2015. In 2010, he won two Corporate Achievement Awards from McGraw-Hill, an extremely rare accomplishment, one for steering coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the other for the launch of a public affairs television show, Platts Energy Week.

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  1. This will only get worse, until the regulations and the inflexible HOS are corrected. Who was the idiot that thought of putting a doomsday clock on the dashboard was a good idea should be shot. One of the main reasons I am done, the stress alone is not worth the rest of the headaches in this line of work. Safety my ass. No more “Beat the Clock” for me, truck is parked, selling the truck in the Spring.

    1. The ELD as it is known today was invented by WERNER ENTERPRISES who then lobbied regulators to have it imposed(mandated) on the rest of the industry ! They admit to this on their website .

      It’s a great tool for corporate purposes in regards to help management based on gathered data , not a great idea to enforce it on the industry though , especially on only a select few. . That being said , they used the “safety” argument . Look at most of the major carrier clowns reasons in their attempt to “regulate” something . It’s all based on hocus pocus “safety” arguments .

      It’s like going to court . You can invent a fictitious story and make it believable by backing it with a tiny bit of truth . And voila , it becomes “credible” , and the majority are fooled in favor of one or a few .

      That’s simply based on the ELD . We haven’t addressed imposed speed limiters ,deregulation, capacity issues, wages and “wage structures” , nor HOS etc . The whole industry is warped . Once you dig deep and realize what’s really underneath the house of cards(scheme) , you realize that there are huge cracks in the hocus pocus “foundation” . The foundation is built on quicksand . It’s platform is unsustainable . Since the foundation is cracked and sinking and literally filled with BS galore , the house of cards scheme itself can no longer stand . This industry is imploding upon itself due to the “supposed brainiacs” behind the curtain that built it on quicksand . The scheme aka house of cards is putting further pressure on the nuts & bolts that hold it together . Those N&B’s are truck drivers . Drivers are becoming less and less interested in holding up the scheme due to them generally realizing that it is them getting fleeced and squeezed by hocus pocus backed regulations and low wages compared to if they were inflation adjusted. . Some have realized that the foundation is not in their favor , and even less the platform upon which the foundation stands . It once appeared to be , but the illusion has lost its glitter .

      Nobody should be “shot” for their “mistakes” . However, we shouldn’t continue to endorse such “mistakes” . The current industry’s structure is a huge mistake .

      UNITE , remove the power from those who failed us , and restructure the industry wisely and ethically in a way that is fair for those who are greatly relied upon to make it work, aka truck drivers . That’s not to say that those involved in “administration/management” are not valuable assets . They just need to be structured to favor drivers . If the drivers become the “business” aka shareholders , and a business emphasizes favoring shareholders profitability , then it automatically favors and caters to the drivers !

      Your business, aka drivers united ,becomes a force to be reckoned with and influences government to be a little more logical in their regulations if regulations are needed , or need to be RATIFIED . However, if drivers act a little more logically themselves , then there is no need for government to get involved . Government tends to get involved when a problem arises and or if someone attempts to make them believe that there is a problem that they need to address .

      UNITE & put and end to this BS already !

      In my opinion ………..

  2. Drove many trucks/trailers on the road in tn.quir a lot of jobs because of hazards.for example drove gravel truck w/bad brakes.refused to drive was let go.few mos. Later truck ended up onI40.luckily know one hurt saw his other truck on the road wks later same problems.all these co. due is change their names when there safety scores go up unfortunately we still have hero’s willing to risk it all for a paycheck.I know this personally been out of wrk 2 wks.no hero but free and alive.drivers have no recourse tell that to your attorneys

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