Republican, Democratic platforms mum on trucking but for infrastructure investment plans

The two major political parties in the U.S. said very little about trucking in their official 2016 platforms. The two also offer different paths forward for the country's transportation infrastructure. Details here...

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KeepTruckin ELD now on FMCSA’s registry

Since the KeepTruckin logbook app initially launched three years ago, followed by a low-cost ELD in October 2015, the company's undertaken "a full-on effort in both hardware and software development focused on user experience" and with an eye toward compliance with the ELD mandate.

Read More, CargoNet partner on new cargo theft alert system is set to announce Aug. 11 that it has entered into a partnership with cargo theft prevention firm CargoNet to provide alerts of theft instances and reported fraudulent activity to users.

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Showers, free truck parking available at GATS

Free truck parking will be available at the GATS Community Tailgate at the Cotton Bowl’s Fair Park, which is less than four miles from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Shuttles will be available to and from the lot throughout the show.

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POLL: How do you handle your IFTA reporting and info recording?

Owner-operators, how do you handle your IFTA reporting and data collection -- pen-and-paper or electronic records? Specialized software? Third-party filing services? Or does your leasing carrier handle it? Weigh in here.

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Owner-operator Dan Heister on the right loads, tolerating ‘trucking’s BS’ and the importance of savings accounts

While others are sitting, Heister’s rolling. And his strategy pays him well: He’s brought home more than $100,000 in annual net income several times since the recession, and he topped $90,000 last year.

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Diesel’s summer slide continues as prices drop 3.2 cents in last week

The cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.184 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.241 per gallon.

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FreightWatch: Second quarter cargo theft incidents, values fall

FreightWatch found an average loss value of $154,184 in the 166 thefts, which is a 16 percent decrease in value from 2015’s second quarter.

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For-hire trucking gains 1,700 jobs in July

For-hire trucking employment in the month totaled 1.455 million, according to the DOL’s figures.

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DOT: Trucking loses $3.8M annually to weather delays

The agency assessed weather’s effect on freight in 13 diverse regions as a follow up to its 2012 national estimate of weather delays affecting trucking. The new analysis indicated a significantly lower national cost estimate than the previous study’s $8-9 billion estimate.

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