Overdrive Staff

Missing in action: ELDs’ impact on rates

Hoards of industry analysts and economists in recent years predicted ELDs would strip industry capacity and, thus, spur a rate boost while the market adjusted to the new normal. Some are starting to rethink that premise, however.

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AAA projects most Memorial Day travelers since 2005

Of the 39.3 million expected travelers, AAA says 34.6 million of them (88.1 percent) will be on the nation’s roads, despite a two-year high in gas prices.

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Daseke awarding truckers with company stock

The company will award approximately 2,100 drivers and 800 other employees who are employed by Daseke companies and who were with a Daseke company in 2016 with the stock grants.

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GoLoad service coming in July

GoLoad service coming in July

GoLoad, a partnership between TMS provider Cloud Logistics and ELD provider Konexial, is a load matching service connecting the power of a networked transportation solution to drivers' smartphones and helping bring any shipper’s TMS and freight into the network.

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Penske opens new facility in Lafayette, La.

The new facility offers three service bays, a wash bay and a diesel fuel island.

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Be wary of increased cargo theft activity during Memorial Day weekend, firm says

SensiGuard says cargo theft rings will be “extremely active” over the next few days with more shipments being left unattended for extended periods of time, adding it has recorded theft levels up to 50 percent higher during holiday weekends.

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Sapp Bros. opens 17th travel center

The Harrisonville, Mo., store features a Dunkin Donuts restaurant with a drive-thru, an Apple Barrel restaurant, five showers, scales, a truck repair center and more.

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California trucker to serve nearly 4 years in prison after being caught with 44 pounds of cocaine

During a traffic stop, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers found 10 vacuum-wrapped packages containing 44 pounds of cocaine hidden in the reefer unit on the trailer.

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Two weeks left to prepare for CVSA’s Roadcheck inspection blitz

Inspectors will primarily be conducting CVSA Level I inspections, the most thorough inspection, throughout the three-day event. While cargo securement is a typical part of a Level I inspection, enforcement officials will be taking a closer look during Roadcheck.

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Adrian Bendich’s 2015 Peterbilt 389

The truck sits on a 292-inch wheelbase and features a custom 22-inch polished aluminum front bumper. The trailer is a 2016 XL Specialized flip axle.

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