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Research broker histories before taking load from new source

Using resources available on different load boards to research a broker's credit history, days to pay and more can help prevent a bad experience.

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Podcast: Step deck owner’s journey into mobile information tech, more

How to build an effective organizational system for your smartphone apps -- and just what apps are showing plenty utility for step-deck hauler Joey Slaughter. In this Overdrive Radio edition, also, the operator's thoughts on ELDs (he's still on paper), broker relationships and more.

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Trucking groups take ELD fight directly to DOT boss

With time waning on the issue, OOIDA still hopes to convince the courts or regulators to kill the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate before the Dec. 18 deadline for compliance. One of its most recent tactics has sparked a competition for the attention of the head of the DOT herself, Secretary Elaine Chao.

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NASTC to begin offering PrePass to members

The NASTC PrePass program is available to NASTC members not enrolled in PrePass in the last six months with less than 100 power unites. Fleets must also meet minimum safety score requirements to qualify.

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Regs outlook: Change is in the air

Between hope and a hard place: The potential import for owner-operators of a new federal administration as regards ELDs, speed limiters, CARB's pursuit of an Ultra-Low NOx emissions standard and more, from Western States Trucking Association rep and former O/O Joe Rajkovacz at NASTC's annual meeting.

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‘You don’t need to outrun the bear’: NASTC head Dave Owen’s case to small fleets for e-logs

NASTC's Dave Owen urges small fleets to use computer-assisted logs, "before they make you turn it into an ELD" by syncing with the engine, to do what they're designed to do as a "spellcheck for logs": solve the problem of form-and-manner mistakes represented in safety scores and stats.

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SFD’s ties to the ‘discredited’ CSA SMS: Just one ‘fatal flaw’ in safety-rating rulemaking, coalition argues

Got CSA fatigue? This one's sure to tire you out, but take heed: the coalition of mostly small carrier-interest groups that's been active this past year on a variety of regulatory fronts sees numerous problems in the FMCSA's SFD proposal.

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Kretz Truck Brokerage named NASTC’s Broker of the Year

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies recognized Kretz Truck Brokerage of Antigo, Wisc., as its Broker of the Year at NASTC's 25th annual conference Oct. 29-31.

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NASTC honors its “America’s Best Drivers” Team 2015

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies named Cayenne Express' Dennis Ohlendorf and 10 others among its 2015 Drivers of the Year, all with more than 2 million safe miles behind them.

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At least 30 hours behind the wheel: Pre-CDL driver-training rulemaking committee issues ‘consensus’ recommendation

Two dissenting votes on the committee -- from NASTC and ATA -- open the door for FMCSA to not pursue an training rulemaking, but signs suggest that they will.

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