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2017 – The Year of Change

January 2017

Happy New Year!  2017 is officially here and we are ALREADY nearing the end of January!  Nonetheless, we are still at the beginning of 2017 and there is much anticipation and preparation for the changes this New Year will bring.  2016 was an interesting year to say the least.  We witnessed several significant events, including the unveiling of our new president, Hours of Service updates, and the most anticipated change, the new ELD (Electronic Logging Device) mandate.  In short, 2016 introduced several changes that will take place this year.  In one of my previous blogs, I talked about the value of change and the important role it plays toward progression.  The only caveat with change is it is never received with the same level of enthusiasm, which is to be expected; optimism and pragmatism have a tug of war, but in the end, both points of view are valuable.  We do expect to see more changes in the future under the Trump administration, but we remain optimistic that they will all lead to the benefit of our industry, and most certainly our great Country.        

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