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ELD mandate represents a ‘piece of freedom’ under threat, say readers

Audio: Three views of the ELD mandate show the strong opposition felt among many -- meantime, more debate on the pre-2000 model year exception and just who benefits most, by the numbers.

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Don’t freak out, man

If ELDs are to be mandated, more work needs to be done: "Maybe we shouldn't freak out, but we should definitely make our concerns loud and public during this two year transition period."

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Bad news from the parking trail: Another lot joins the ‘no parking’ list

The expanses of Walmart parking lots were once viewed as friendly places for an overnight, and were often utilized by truckers in locales under-served by traditional truck stops -- that continues to change ...

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The new cost of e-log compliance and FMCSA’s denial of small business exemption

Following a comment dust-up over the real costs of compliance of an ELD mandate, the agency relaxed certain portions of required device spec's in the mandate's ultimate version. But it also blocked attempts at exempting small trucking companies from compliance.

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Doing the ELD dance

"There are rumors of a last-minute amendment in the rule that says if you can prove you have six toes on your right foot, you don't have to run a log book at all." .. More on the ELD mandate and its exceptions.

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ELD mandate’s pre-2000 model year exception: One owner-operator’s morning celebration, more voices raised

Independent Howard Salmon -- owner of a 1999 Kenworth W900 -- and his reaction to news of the pre-2000 model year exception in the ELD mandate -- more voices on the rule, too.

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The long road for rescue dog transport: Introducing P.E.T.S. LLC

Peterson Express Transport Service was founded by Kyle and Pam Peterson with a distinctly unique purpose for a trucking business -- moving dogs from overcrowded shelters to new homes.

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5 things you didn’t know about the ‘7 things you don’t know’ articles

Here are five things to know about the “Things you didn't know” articles that your life will not be complete without.

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Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

CSA scores behind the curtain — what’s next?

Following FMCSA's pull of the CSA SMS from public view, some signs that the CSA bell will continue to ring in carrier selection processes from brokers and shippers in the "private CSA world." Some reader views, too, on FMCSA's move.

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Medical certification: A cautionary tale

The screws are tightening on truckers' medical certification. Prepare for re-certs: "Have documentation from attending physicians on any diagnosis that may raise a red flag during a DOT physical."

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