Expedite trucking is thought to be by most not in the know, as only straight trucks doing rapid freight movement. While yes, there are many straight trucks in expediting there is much more to the story.
We all have them if one drives long enough: those loads booked, loaded and scheduled by those in the Murphy family or the Devil himself; everything that possibly could go wrong does. Expediting does not give one a pass on those types of loads; everyone from courier cars to semi trucks will find a hellish load at some point.
DOT inspections are part of being a truck driver and something that has to be faced and dealt with. Knowledge of what is expected of you during the inspection, keeping a good attitude with your dealings with the inspector/officer and doing good pre and post trips yourself can make an official inspection if not pleasant, at least bearable.
Razor landing leg systems are ideally suited for the expediter truck. With time being of the essence, an expediter can quickly drop the landing legs from the box or the cab in any unloading or loading situation without risking the binding common to landing leg gears.
The debate on mandatory electronic logging devices has been going on for a long time. Drivers are either for them or against them, while larger companies are definitely for them. The main contention of the large companies is that E-logs will improve safety.
However the proposed rulemaking turns out, regulation or not, it does not change the fact that there is no real reason related to safety involved in speed limiters, the exact opposite in fact. Sadly, the result of speed limiting trucks below posted speeds will increase lines of trucks all running the same speeds making it difficult to maneuver around, cause more rear end crashes and possibly increase injuries and fatalities.