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Readers debate viability of pre-2000 model year approach to avoiding ELD mandate

At the center of the commentary, pushback on the notion that near-20-year-old equipment could be considered reliable enough to deliver suitable profitability. As one commenter noted, telling his story, an owner-operator might do well "to have two -- one to run, and one for a spare. And one for parts if you can store it.""

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MyGeotab app now in iOS

If you run a small fleet and utilize Geotab for logs or other services, the MyGeotab app, newly available for iPhones and iPads, makes it easier to manage productivity, safety and vehicle status from a mobile phone.

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Former operator James Brotz and the Super-Air on-board tire-inflation system

Former driver James Brotz details the Super-Air on-board tire inflation system, detailing efficacy in improving tire life and avoiding road calls for flats. Do you have experience with such a system? There are several on the market today.

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The ELD mandate and the House Freedom Caucus

OOIDA urging members to engage caucus members on ELDs. And a question: What's your view of the ELD mandate today?

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POLL: What’s your view of the ELD mandate?

In the wake of the 7th Circuit appeals court's decision not to re-hear OOIDA's case against the ELD mandate final rule, what's your view of the mandate today?

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Combating the theft problem with information

CargoNet offers members a reporting service which ensures theft info is distributed to a network of more than 125,000 officers in more than 9,000 jurisdictions around the country, including the several regional cargo theft task forces that exist.

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Van, reefer demand and rate picture mixed the first week of the year

DAT's Ken Harper says owner-operators might be right to be expressing optimism about their business prospects for 2017: "With the economy picking up, and economic forecasts showing growth, it should (could?) be a very good year for spot freight."

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Heists involving identity theft and other types of fraud are growing part of cargo theft mix

Since the so-called “fictitious pickup” cargo theft mode drew enough attention in supply-chain-security circles to warrant specific attention, it's only continue to grow as a share of all load thefts nationwide. Combat it with information security.

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Scott LeVan’s radio warning to drivers ahead of deadly EB I-80 crash went unanswered

Driver LeVan used his CB to broadcast several warnings to EB drivers to spread out, impending a traffic back-up ahead, before a later crash that killed two truckers in Pennsylvania. Yet another reason to keep the radio on.

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Road Hunter app updates weather map views

Since the Road Hunter trip-planning app's introduction to Overdrive's audience last August, its developer has expanded weather-map functionality to include rain, ice and snow in addition to severe weather and wind, among other updates.

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