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Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills wins three major journalism awards

Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills won Best Series for CSA’s Data Trail, a continuation of the series that received business-to-business media’s highest honor, the Grand Neal, in 2014. He also won Neals for Best Data Journalist and Best Range of Work.

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BlackBerry introduces device to allow real-time trailer tracking, monitoring

BlackBerry announced last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show it is bringing to the U.S. marketplace a trailer monitoring system that allows carriers to track their trailers in real-time and provide detailed reports based on the data derived by the system.

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Owner-ops voice concerns over ELDs, give feedback on potential ‘Beyond Compliance’ program

MATS 2016

Truck drivers, fleet personnel and owner-operator advocates voiced their concerns at the Mid-America Trucking Show about the DOT's electronic logging device mandate and provided their thoughts on the “Beyond Compliance” program the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required to establish.

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Navistar pays $7.5 million to settle SEC accusations that it misled investors about 2010 emissions compliance

The SEC also announced April 1 it has brought charges against former Navistar CEO Dan Ustian, claiming the truck and engine maker's former boss misled investors about the company's ability to meet 2010 emissions standards.

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Rand McNally introduces low-cost ELD that interfaces with smartphone

MATS 2016

When paired with a driver’s existing Android phone or Rand McNally navigation tablet, Ravi Kodavarti, Rand McNally’s director of product management says the ELD 50 creates a secure compliance solution that will meet federal ELD mandates, which take effect next year.

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Liability coverage increase on backburner, Progressive rep says

MATS 2016

Talks heated up late in 2014 about a potential increase to the current $750,000 minimum, but other regulations, such as changes to the CSA system and an electronic logging device mandate, have seemingly cooled any agency action on the subject.

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DOT announces truck parking workshop dates

MATS 2016

The Federal Highway Association will be holding fouor workshops this year to discuss the country's truck parking shortage, the agency announced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Truckstop.com announces new LoadPay system, gives owner-ops greater control over load payments

MATS 2016

Truckstop.com unveiled March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., a new system, LoadPay, that it says will give owner-operators greater control in how they receive payments from brokers and allow them to avoid factoring services to receive their payment.

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Driver before the truck in small fleet expansion

If the truck procurement/driver employment situation in small fleet expansion presents a chicken-egg type conundrum, operators would do well to focus on the driver first.

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OOIDA hits FMCSA with lawsuit to block ELD mandate, calls rule arbitrary and unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association this week filed initial arguments in its challenge to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule.

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