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Comdata brings AscendTMS to carriers in MyFleet program

Comdata announced a preferred partnership with InMotion Global, Inc. to bring the free AscendTMS web-based transportation management system (TMS) software to carriers, fleets and freight brokers through its Comdata MyFleet program.

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Fast-changing economy could upend trucking, analyst says

The U.S. economy is in the midst of major shifts in the way consumers buy and receive goods, and some of the largest segments of the economy — such as prominent freight-producing sectors like the food and automobile industries — will be upended in the coming decades, said forecasters at the FTR Conference.

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Time to buy: Popular specs for used trucks

The used truck surplus generally means lower prices, but buyers might find they have to pay up for their preferences in model or specs.

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KeepTruckin ELD offered at discount for 1 year

Freight broker Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has partnered with smartphone logbook and electronic logging device provider KeepTruckin to offer discounts on its ELD solution for TQL-contracted carriers.

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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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