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Truck-racing at the DAT booth

In addition to a fun truck-race game at the DAT booth at MATS, the company is showcasing updates to its free My DAT Trucker Services app and future enhancements to its Truckload Rate Index and more.

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Idle Smart launches next-generation unit

The automatic engine start-stop system provides enhanced features and functionality to allow vehicle owners to save substantially on overnight fuel costs

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Owner-operators leading new Drivewyze sign-ups

The Drivewyze PreClear weigh-station bypassing service is operational at 218 sites in 15 states across the nation, with the I-81 corridor well-covered.

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One of the good dispatchers

"On the totem pole, drivers and dispatchers are at the same level” in many trucking companies, says Tim Bell II, the dispatcher Wendy Parker interviews in this story.

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ATA, OOIDA fight hours of service in court

A three-judge panel heard oral arguments Friday, March 15, from ATA and FMCSA, with ATA arguing against upcoming hours of service rule changes.

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Prompt updates to fleet data can help scores

Use the MCS-150 form to update annual vehicle-miles-traveled and total power unit data for your fleet, measurements you have control over and which figure in Unsafe Driving and Crash Indicator BASIC measures.

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Electronic log rule on the horizon, says FMCSA admin

A new electronic log rule could be proposed by September, said Administrator Anne Ferro Thursday, March 14, at a congressional hearing, testifying to a House subcommittee.

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A Lone Star special: 2/3 off on new toll road

The Texas DOT is offering you quite a deal – two-thirds off the truck rate on its newest toll road, SH 130, for 12 months. This is the road that got so much publicity last year for having the nation’s highest speed limit, 85 mph. The road’s intent is to provide relief for a highly congested part of I-35 between Austin and San Antonio. Though the announcement doesn’t say so, presumably not enough truckers have rushed to ...

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The Future Is Arriving Fast: Cummins Redefining Tour

Owner-operator population rises again

The owner-operator population increased 6.2 percent last year in the wake of the recession, and the trend should continue in 2013, according to Overdrive-sponsored research.

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Inconsistent enforcement: CSA vs. the independent

In the two years since CSA's advent, the smallest carriers have had a much greater chance of getting inspected and put out of service than drivers and trucks of the largest carriers.

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