Aaron Huff

ELD makers’ controls for data security

Suppliers restrict their electronic logging device applications from sharing data with other applications on the device as a safeguard against potential security breaches in those applications, among other efforts.

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PrePass, Bestpass partner to allow drivers to use one transponder for both services

The goal of the agreement is to help Bestpass trucking customers of all sizes, including owner-operators, save more time and money, according to John Andrews, Bestpass president and CEO.

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New electric Class 8 truck: 1,000 hp, 1,200-mile range

The zero-emissions truck's fully electric drivetrain is powered by high-density lithium batteries. It will be available for monthly full-service lease that costs $5,000 to $7,000.

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Gorilla Safety’s ELD, potential for usage-based insurance

The Gorilla Safety ELD entered the market for such products last month, and is one of the current three such devices listed on FMCSA's ELD registry.

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Comdata launches hotel network for drivers

The Comdata Hotel Network, powered by CLC Lodging, allows trucking carriers and drivers to manage and reduce the costs related to hotel stays.

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Fleet to raise pay for owner-operators who adopt dashcham video recorders

American Central Transport (ACT) announced this week it will raise pay for owner-operators who have Lytx Drivecam systems installed in their trucks. The company will install the systems free of charge to the operators.

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House defeats transportation bill spending cap motion

The House has defeated a motion to instruct conferees on the transportation reauthoriziation bill that would have limited spending for 2013.

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Navistar realigns management, working with EPA on EGR

Navistar announced a management realignment and acknowledged that discussions with the EPA for its EGR are ongoing.

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OMB wraps up work on intermodal equipment rule

The White House Office of Management and Budget has completed work on the FMCSA's amended final rule concerning intermodal equipment.

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Preliminary Class 8 orders still sluggish

May orders were up 5 percent from a weak April and down a hefty 24 percent from the same month last year.

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