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It’s complicated: Channel 19 year in review, part 3

It's complicated: Channel 19 year in review, part 3

Part 3 in this year in review, in which the "real Leroy Mercer" reared his head (sort of -- yeah, it's complicated), and Elves Trucking's time-card hours compliance strategy didn't look well in light of compliance-review waterboardings, and ...

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Van, reefer ending the year on fairly strong footing

Van, reefer ending the year on fairly strong footing

In the past week, the focal point of a lot of activity was on the Midwest and along the East Coast, where freight had to arrive at its final destination before the end of the week.

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A little learnin’ and its opposite: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

A little learnin' and its opposite: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

Part 2 in this year in review picks up with Wes Memphis' transition to e-logs and plenty "unlearning" to be done ...

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Fighting tickets: Resources for finding legal representation

Fighting tickets: Resources for finding legal representation

In addition to driver-centric legal resources, state and local bar associations' online or phone referral services also may yield good results.

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Fighting tickets: Don’t forget DataQs to clear your PSP/CSA record

Fighting tickets: Don't forget DataQs to clear your PSP/CSA record

While prospective employers/lessors aren’t strictly required to use FMCSA's PSP reports to view prospective drivers’ roadside inspection violations and recordable crashes, plenty do. Any violation marked on an inspection report will be included there going back three years, and any crash, five years.

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When the time bombs started going off: Channel 19 year in review, part 1

Indulge us as we run back through the rules, the regs, the rigs and the past, present and future of driver pay -- all the rage with the "driver shortage" notion analyzed and discussed and thrown under the falling-fuel-surcharge bus. ... And so much more Counting down the hours to 2017: 14, 13 ...

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Fighting tickets

Fighting tickets

There is more than one way to skin the cat when it comes to fighting tickets. While more than four in 10 Overdrive readers say they have seen success contesting a ticket without employing a lawyer to help, interviews reveal a different pattern: The biggest success is seen when legal help is involved.

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POLL: Your business outlook for 2017?

The $700 million question this time of year, made no less prescient given an incoming administration at the federal level and a variety of head- and tailwinds: What do you expect for your business in 2017, whether better, worse or about the same?

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How Elves Trucking LLC got back in service — just in the nick of time

How Elves Trucking LLC got back in service -- just in the nick of time

A guest Channel 19 post from the desk of Richard Wilson and TCRG Consulting: "The DOT elves were on the prowl only to find a jolly old sleigh driver elf with a time card instead of a logbook on hand. ..."

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Resource for discounted ELDs

Resource for discounted ELDs

In addition to distributing some newer electronic logs and comm. equipment, Pivot Technology Resources' principle mission has been the resale of used equipment with warranty, service support.

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