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Nomination period opens for annual ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’ contest

The nomination period for the contest, which is put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge, runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 31.

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Van rates leap on heels of Harvey impact as freight patterns shift nationwide

Truck freight patterns nationwide have already been altered by the impact of Hurricane Harvey and its destructive landfall in southeast Texas late last month, according to DAT Solutions’ Mark Montague. Van rates have leapt in the past 10 days, and reefer rates this week have started to surge, Montague says.

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Video: ATBS forecasts higher owner-operator income

Amen revisited his forecasts from last year and made some new ones during an Overdrive Partners in Business seminar at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas last month.

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Wisconsin intrastate ELD mandate not adopted, may implement on delayed timeline

The June-published map of states' adoption plans for the ELD mandate for intrastate operations included Wisconsin on the list of those likely to adopt on the same enforcement timeline as the interstate rule, but reps there now say a delay for intrastate operations is likely.

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Partners in Business tip: Properly spec your tires

Smart tire spec’ing can save money in two ways: reducing tire cost per mile and fuel cost per mile.

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ELD delay, trucker break laws on Congressional docket in coming weeks

A few prominent trucking policy reforms could be on tap in Congress in the coming weeks and months as lawmakers return to Washington from their annual August recess. Most prominently, lawmakers could take up a bill — or a rider to a must-pass spending bill — to delay the compliance date of the looming electronic logging device mandate.

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Spot market update: Harvey ripple effects, lookback on dry van demand through 2017 so far

The demand map for the dry van segment continued to be on the darker, truck-favorable side in the last week, part of a somewhat uncommon trend in the spot market for this time of year. Run through the shifting sands of van demand so far this year in a video, and more in this week's update.

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Harvey effect: Texas rates climbing, diesel could jump 15-25 cents, high-dollar FEMA loads available

Per a seven-day rolling average maintained by load board DAT Solutions, van rates between Dallas and Seguin, Texas, (about a 250-mile run) have shot up 49 percent in recent days to a $3.46 per-mile average, with some loads paying above $5. More here on rates and fuel prices here...

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Log-editing ‘flexibililty’ in current-generation AOBRD e-logs v. ELDs

At least one company is promoting functionality in its electronic log that allows use in "AOBRD mode" to make edits from the back office account and not leave a trail showing the original log. Problem is, regs require retention of the original log ...

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On a Hurricane Harvey relief mission with owner-operator Bill Ater

Landstar-leased owner-operator Bill Ater had his "feet in the starting blocks, hands on the floor" and was "waiting on the starting shot" when we talked Tuesday, August 29, for this Overdrive Radio podcast, staged in South Texas for relief shuttles associated with Hurricane Harvey.

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