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Major fleet gives owner-operators per-mile pay increase

Drivers in Forward Air's truckload expedited division will receive a 10-cent-per-mile boost, while contractors in the LTL division will receive a 3-cent-per-mile boost.

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Spot update shows high demand across the country — vans, flats in detail, disaster-relief opportunities, more

Freight lanes re-orient North-South as demand picture shifts for dry vans. Some platform opportunity exists, notes FEMA contractor Foxhole Logistics, and in general terms the typical late-September-beginning fall freight season may be getting an early start.

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Take your pick — Great bargains for owner-operators as oversupplied used truck market awash with more 3-to-5-year old tractors

That market should present owner-operators further opportunity to score cheap deals on nice equipment, particularly on aerodynamic fleet-spec sleepers.

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Stiff freight challenges await trucking in coming decade, says trucking economist

Long-term freight challenges loom for the trucking industry as the economy and the supply chain become more efficient, more digitized and, thus, less reliant on transport needs, said Noȅl Perry, a chief economist for FTR and Truckstop.com.

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Cybersecurity: Tips for greater peace of mind

Anyone plugging a device into the onboard diagnostics port, particularly an ELD that will open up a connection between the truck’s computer and the internet, would do well to follow these practices.

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Hurricane recovery, ELD mandate could squeeze trucking capacity, boost rates

Hurricane recovery efforts will increase freight demand, which will pull trucks out of their normal cycle. That shift in freight patterns combined with the crimp of productivity likely associated with the coming electronic logging device mandate deadline could prompt a capacity crisis.

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Open letter from Larry Klimek Trucking urging reps to delay ELD mandate

The Grand Island, Neb.-based small fleet urges Congress and the President to stand with Rep. Brian Babin's H.R. 3283 ELD delay bill, after a similar measure was defeated when it was attempted as an amendment to an appropriations bill.

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Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage.

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ELD makers’ controls for data security

Suppliers restrict their electronic logging device applications from sharing data with other applications on the device as a safeguard against potential security breaches in those applications, among other efforts.

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In the freight rate/availability weeds this disastrous week

With Hurricane Irma on the way and Harvey's effects being felt, the two natural disasters are "coming on top of a robust economy," notes DAT's Ken Harper, which could bode well for parts of the national freight market in the coming weeks.

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