Overdrive Staff

Modern ELDs do more than track hours of service

From built-in dashcams to scanners and transportation management software (TMS) system integration capabilities, electronic logging devices do more, often a lot more, than merely provide hours of service functionality.

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R.I. lawmaker wants to repeal truck toll law, Louisiana looking at split speeds

A bill introduced in Rhode Island would, if passed, repeal the RhodeWorks law passed last year that enacted trucks-only tolls in the state. Another bill introduced in Louisiana proposes to reduce the speed limit for trucks and buses by 10 miles per hour on interstates.

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Tesla says it will unveil an electric truck this year

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk originally announced the "Tesla Semi" in a blog post last summer, saying the truck "will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate."

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Overdrive announces winner of 2017 Most Beautiful contest

Stephanie Klang has been trucking for 37 years. Her early days were spent driving team, but she’s been solo for nearly 30 years and 3 million miles with CFI.

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James Cullins’ 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider

The truck features all Talladega Fiberglass fenders, panels and visor, and all the work, along with the paint job was done by Cullins and his son.

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McLeod Software integrates with Trucker Path’s Truckloads load board

The companies say the integration will be mutually beneficial for their respective users, as more freight will be posted to the Truckloads system for carriers, and more carriers will be able to see the postings from McLeod users.

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Bridge projects on I-70 in Indiana to cause overnight lane closures next week

The first project will begin April 19 at the twin bridges over Six Mile Creek on I-70 near milemarker 112, which will be rebuilt as part of the project.

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ELDs: How devices and drivers track duty status changes

As with paper logs, drivers using electronic logs are in control of all duty status inputs. The exception is the drive line, which functions automatically as specified by the FMCSA rule. More from Overdrive's ELD guide for owner-operators...

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Driver awarded more than $17k in damages in refusal to drive case

The investigation found that Frito Lay Transportation acted illegally by disciplining driver Joshua Bailey, who refused to work on two separate dates due to illness that he believed would have impaired his ability to drive the truck.

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Used truck prices tumbled in 2016

Used truck prices were down in 2016 with 3- t0 5-year-old tractors selling for $8,803 less (12.5 percent) on average than in 2015, according to a new report.

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