Todd Dills

Autosist maintenance records app

Use of the smartphone as a maintenance and fuel-purchase record-keeping tool is the bedrock functionality enabled by the Autosist app from founder Zorrane Abdeali.

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‘Brothers of the highway’ auction nets near $10K

The collaborative "Brothers of the Highway Christmas Auction" to benefit TruckersFinalMile.org wrapped up Wednesday last week. Launched by four trucker-songwriters, with around 90 percent of all pledged donations in, the auction has raised about $9,500 for the nonprofit.

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Baseline compliance ELD from ISE Fleet Services

ISE's eFleetSuite ruggedized Android tablet paired with a connection to the engine's electronic control module is an e-log for those without much need to "go above and beyond" in functionality.

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Dec. 15 Obamacare deadline, new health option from NAIT

"TrumpCare" could be some time coming. For now, Dec. 15 is the deadline to purchase health insurance via the state and federal exchanges to ensure coverage begins Jan. 1 and you avoid 2017 tax penalties. A new option for some to avoid the penalty is NAIT's AlieraCare group.

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What happens when suspension bolts fall out at speed?

Suspension repair gone wrong: For owner-operator Howard Salmon, with winter conditions settling in over parts of the country, he's thankful the bolts fell out where they did, to a certain extent ...

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Is the ELD mandate’s pre-2000 exemption simply delaying the inevitable?

At least one analyst says yes, within 24 months of the ELD mandate going into effect, “nearly everyone will need an ELD, whether they like it or not, purely from a market standpoint.” That's not a universally held viewpoint, however.

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TV network for truckers to launch in Jan.

The Transportation Nation Network (TNN) will launch via its website on New Year's Day this coming year. The network bills itself as a "video streaming platform dedicated to the trucking industry."

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New hub covers, more for Michael and Tammy Groom and their ‘Mothership’ 2012 KW T660

There's certainly more than just aesthetics driving the choice of the Vyper covers by American Truck Technology, Michael says. (They do look good, though.) An encounter with the head of the company led a little brand loyalty, of a sort...

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Older trucks holding value better since ELD announcement

Wholesale auction data over the past two years exhibit that 1995-1999 truck prices have declined at a slower rate than 2000-2004 trucks, particularly since announcement of the ELD mandate's pre-2000 model year exemption.

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What ELDs might mean for owner-operator gross revenue in flatbed

With recent speculation that the "mother of all capacity shortages" may not materialize with ELDs, necessarily, one owner-operator's experience making the transition a couple years back.

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