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Engage.Bid tool can be effective for small carriers working large-shipper RFPs

Devliering the ability to "price with conviction" is the goal of the tool, released by TMW last year -- it enables carriers to pull shipper RFPs' lane-by-lane requests for rate bids into a proprietary module and apply analysis tools. Then output bids quickly back to RFP lane files, speeding up the process.

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ELDs’ weak links, redux

How the DC Transport fleet solved the issued of dropped Bluetooth connections between the ECM plug-in device and operators' busy smartphones -- dedicated tablets for logs.

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‘The real problem’ isn’t ELDs

Now that it appears the ELD mandate is about to amplify the shortcomings of the hours of service rule, it’s time to address the real problem, not its surrogate.

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Watch: Silicon Valley panel on trucking tech

Shoaib Makani, CEO of e-log and fleet management software provider KeepTruckin, and heavy-haul marketplace Fr8Star's CEO, Matt Kropp, spoke in the first trucking-technology forum at Fr8Star's San Francisco headquarters.

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Disruptive behavior most truckers wouldn’t give a demerit

Would margin transparency in brokered freight transactions be a disruption worth lauding? Here, a run back through recent history's arguments for -- and occasionally against.

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Back to the future: ‘Trucks of America’ in 1973; The drones are coming! (take four)

Did you know Overdrive once published truck jigsaw puzzles? We didn't either ... And: The drones are coming! Congressional moves reportedly would prevent erection of state barriers to autonomous vehicles and centralize rules at federal level...

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Will Uber Freight ‘disrupt’ trucking?

More sophisticated load-matching, combined with the availability of real-time lane data, gives nimble owner-operators a better chance to customize their business as far as net income and efficient route planning.

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‘Level 8’ electronic inspection recognized by CVSA with other bulletin, policy updates

The move amounts to recognition of the definition for what such an inspection needs to include when North American "jurisdictions get the ability to do an electronic inspection," said CVSA. None have such directly deployable ability today, though tech may not be far off given Level 8's simplicity.

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Honeywell’s ‘Connected’ tech for drivers, fleets, shippers

Honeywell's Connected Driver Solution offers a new platform to "replace paper and disjointed systems with one integrated system," the company says, "built to simplify the driver's job."

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Five Apps for That: Stream your favorite shows in your cab

If you don’t want to dedicate space in your cab to a television, you still can have access to thousands of movies and TV shows by streaming them on your phone, laptop or tablet.

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