Overdrive Staff

New MobileTRAQ ELD from Mobile Awareness

The company's baseline ELD option is outfitted with Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) & International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) tracking and reporting capabilities, with optional Canadian rulesets as well.

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Love’s Hospitality opens new hotel at South Hill, Virginia location

CDL holders can take advantage of a 20 percent discount on rooms at the hotel.

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Pilot Flying J opens new truck stops in Texas, Indiana

The Rhome, Texas and Rochester, Indiana locations offer truckers a combined 85 truck parking spaces.

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Penske deploys ELD service for rental customers

The Penske Driver app is available for both Android and iOS/Apple devices. The app connects using Bluetooth inside Penske’s rental trucks to integrally synchronize with the truck's engine, meeting ELD mandate requirements.

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Penske Logistics honors drivers with 20-plus years of safe driving

The company’s new Premier Driver Recognition Program highlights drivers for safe driving records based on how many years they have been without an accident. The program’s three tiers are Diamond level (20 years), Platinum (15 years) and Gold (10 years).

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Embark deploys autonomous trucks in four states

Ryder tractors equipped with Embark's Level 2 autonomous system operated in an autonomous mode in on-highway segments during trips of about 650 miles, the company says. Drivers operated the rigs on surface streets.

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Dave Jones’ 2016 Peterbilt 389 glider

Jones says the truck lives up to its nickname, "Beyond Expectations." He's leased to Heniff Transportation and hauls liquid bulk chemicals.

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A guide to ELDs: Many choices, some low cost, for meeting mandate

From Overdrive's comprehensive guide to ELDs: If you’re an independent owner-operator with only one truck, you’re likely to gravitate to a baseline-compliance electronic logging device without a lot of the bells and whistles.

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Hours of service: Fatal flaws, a slow response to potential fixes

The fixed 14–hour on–duty clock virtually forces truckers to continue to operate when they feel tired and otherwise would opt for a long break. With fatigue monitoring tech on the rise, is there hope for change?

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Why driver fatigue-monitoring tech could spread quickly among fleets

While fatigue–monitoring technology holds the potential for a new approach to addressing hours of service, few observers anticipate federal action in that direction in the near future. The integration of such systems, though, appears to be well on its way, with no need for a government decree.

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