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ELD/trucking software provider Load Logistics hosting Mar. 10 demo

Load Logistics, the first ELD provider to be listed on the FMCSA's ELD registry, is hosting a March 10 full product demonstration of its transportation management software in Covington, Ga.

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Flatbed volume growing in Southeast — rates still lag

While Spring might be coming a little early for flatbeds in the Southeast with freight volume and demand indicators rising, rates continued to move lower in the last week of February.

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Video: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379 — stretched and refined behind the cab

Ted Bowers' rig, facing down an engine rebuild for the C15 that powers the unit, has in recent times gotten new headlights, stacks and, perhaps most significantly a three-foot frame stretch to a 276-inch wheelbase, complete with a unique deckplate treatment.

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I-15: Expect delays March 8-10

Portions of I-15 in the far northwest corner of Arizona, also affecting lanes in Nevada and Utah, could experience delays will weight- and speed-limit reductions March 8-10 related to final stages of the Virgin River Gorge bridge project.

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3Feathers Mobile Marketing and its founder’s 1962 Mack B61 desk

3Feathers Mobile Marketing founder Norm Blanchard, based near Nashville, Tenn., has in his office space what might be the most unique desk that I've ever seen, fronted by the nose of a 1962 Mack B61.

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I-75 closed by rock slide near Tenn.-Ky. border, could partially reopen within 14 days

Timeline for reopening after a rock slide shut down I-75 just south of the Tenn.-Ky. border was not available, but officials were advising truckers to expect weeks, not days, for full clean-up.

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I-96 overnight full closure March 2

The Michigan DOT reports that, given winter weather predicted for earlier this week, an overnight, full closure on I-96 at Aurelius Road in Lansing has been rescheduled for the night of Wednesday, March 2.

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FMCSA’s electronic-log ‘self-certified’ device registry raises enforcement questions

A talk with the first ELD provider listed on FMCSA registry of devices -- and more on the registry itself, listing on which doesn't constitute agency "approval," in the end.

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Downtime pursuits: Any other on-the-road golfers out there?

Channel 19 hits the links with Landstar-leased owner-operator Andy Soucy with a few recommendations on courses in Florida, New York and Texas. A long-haul perk: The chance to play a variety of golf courses around the nation.

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‘Country Dan’ Dixon, formerly of XM radio, passed on last month

"Country Dan Dixon," formerly a primary voice of XM's "America" Channel 10 from the satellite radio broadcaster's first days on the air, passed on at age 67 in late January.

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