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ELDs’ early adopters face productivity, operational challenges

ELDs' early adopters face productivity, operational challenges

Examining the operational impacts of fully engine-connected electronic logging devices both positive and negative -- adopted by these independents and leased small fleets/operators, well ahead of the ELD mandate.

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Getloaded load board consolidated in DAT network

Getloaded load board consolidated in DAT network

DAT says the move expands its load-board offerings to include a greater diversity of equipment types and loads from specialized brokers.

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Weekly spot freight update: Reefer, van volumes still strong compared to 2016

Weekly spot freight update: Reefer, van volumes still strong compared to 2016

The normal seasonal slow-down has been leading to lower demand and lower rates, but van volumes continue to look solid compared to 2016 in the spot market. And: How to maximize Cleveland-to-Chicago via Fort Wayne.

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Trucking industry employment falls for first time in 6 months

Trucking industry employment totaled 1.4625 million, up from last January’s 1.4554 million.

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DriverTech’s ELD-dashcam combo unit

DriverTech's ELD-dashcam combo unit

DriverTech announced the launch of the DT4000 Rev 7, an onboard communications device platform that comes with Electronic Logging Device capabilities and a front-facing dash camera to capture critical event video, among other features.

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Court ruling allows thousands of owner-operators to join suit against C.R. England

Court ruling allows thousands of owner-operators to join suit against C.R. England

C.R. England plans to appeal a federal judge’s class certification of a case alleging fraud. Plaintiffs argue the carrier misinformed them about a truck lease and independent contractor program.

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New Comdata, KeepTruckin partnership

KeepTruckin's smartphone/tablet-based ELD is now available via Comdata's small-trucking-business-focused MyFleet Program.

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Reefer rates surged in January, van’s months-long rally ends

Reefer rates surged in January, van's months-long rally ends

Reefer and flatbed rates climbed in the first month of 2017, according to monthly per-mile spot market rate data from Truckstop.com. Van rates, meanwhile, fell 3 cents a mile in the month, ending the segment’s four-month rally.

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TCA names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA says the 20 for-hire trucking companies are being recognized for having “exemplary work environments” for their truck drivers and other employees.

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If it means more parking options, readers say, rest-area commercialization A-OK

In this mailbag podcast and other commentary, readers believed in large part that NATSO's concern over recent FHWA ideas for rest-area commercialization was misplaced, particularly if services allowed at state-facilitated rest areas are limited to an extent they aren't at truck stops.

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