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Hopping a beverage trailer to D.C.

Follow @channel19todd on Twitter for updates from this week's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting in Alexandria, Va., set to take up highway-bill priorities and CSA, among other topics.

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New logging app/dispatching platform seeded by Google Ventures

The new KeepTruckin smartphone app for Android and iOS and web-based dispatching application is a computer-assisted log with much other functionality besides.

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Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vid

Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.

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Attention to detention: Solutions to the problem of uncompensated time, part 2

Many carriers have moved in in the direction of time-based pay systems with hourly detention-pay plans, including small fleets; some strategies for detention-rate negotiations take shape.

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Looking for fleet/owner-operator common ground

If drivers and fleet folks truly presented a united front on hours to Congress and regulators, would anything change for the better in terms of flexibility?

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Five trucking grievances part of planned protest

Detail/background on the trucking-related grievances in the Ride for the Constitution manifesto and further reporting on logistical elements of the effort.

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‘Truckers Ride for the Constitution’ details emerge

The Doswell Truck Stop in Doswell, Va., is to serve as a rally point for convoys to the Capitol Beltway as well as into D.C., organizers report.

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E-log mandate on track as agency tries to tackle driver coercion

A proposed rule mandating the use of electronic onboard recorders is still on track for November publication, while the agency is taking steps to mitigate driver coercion.

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XRS inks Samsung partnership

 XRS is working with Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), to develop an integrated mobile device and software package designed specifically for the trucking industry. The company announced the collaboration during its annual XRS User Event (XUE) in Minneapolis last week. The partnership will bring together XRS compliance and performance tools with Samsung Mobile’s mobile devices. The collaboration will allow drivers to receive select Samsung Mobile devices preloaded with XRS software available for download. The integrated solution ...

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Keller launches e-log tablet

The tablet is a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 operating on Verizon's 4G network -- built for exclusive use with Keller E-Log system for hours of service recording and other compliance functions.

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