Business

Comdata, FR8Star partner on dynamic load payment

Using Comchek Mobile, carriers hauling heavy-haul loads booked on FR8Star.com will be able to receive fuel advances at the moment of pickup as well as full payment quickly after Proof of Delivery is received.

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Spot market gains in the last week — dry van, reefer at record volumes

Up, up, up: Spot market volumes hit an all-time high on the top 100 van lanes last week. And at $1.94 per mile, the national van rate is the highest it’s been in two and a half years – 16 cents higher than the overall August average.

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Transflo’s ELD/telematics partnership with EFS

Under the terms of the agreement, EFS adds Transflo Telematics and its electronic logging device to its portfolio of data, payment, and compliance solutions for the transportation industry. A unique purchase method offers a digital coupon and in-store Pilot Flying J pickup.

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ELD mandate: Sounding the death knell for the American driver

An op-ed from Overdrive reader owner-operator Devin Combs of Bloomington, Ind.: "This electronic logging device situation is just one more cost that I can't endure and a headache that I don't have time for."

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Spot market tightens, with rates moving accordingly on several lanes for vans, reefers

Capacity has been tight on the spot market, volumes heavy. Nationally, there are more loads available than there were before Hurricane Harvey, and recovery efforts after Irma have led to soaring van rates on lanes heading into Florida. More snapshots on hot and cold lanes, markets and more here.

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Time to buy: How to properly inspect a used truck

A thorough pretrip inspection can uncover obvious problems, such as oil and water leaks, faulty lights and loose belts. The tips here, which include some pretrip basics, give further pointers on assessing a truck’s condition.

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No more ‘catching up the logbook’ with ELDs, a paradigm shift that raises numerous issues

A panel of drivers at the August Great American Trucking Show illustrated that the seemingly simple change brings with it a raft of complications, from new administrative and operational burdens placed on drivers and carrier dispatch to the pressing need for shipper/receiver customers' appreciation of the new dynamics.

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Eleventy-million and counting

Herein, a story about driv... I mean, apples. "And people wondered why other people, who weren't buying near as many apples, were making pies and cider and delicious things from their apples, and didn't have piles of stinking, rotting apples laying around their terminals ... I mean, their kitchens."...

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FMCSA floats plan to reduce carrier registration fees for 2018, 2019

The reduction, FMCSA says, will range from approximately $7 to $6,700 per entity in 2018, and from approximately $3 to $3,400 in 2019, depending on the number of vehicles owned by the affected carriers.

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Dedicated ELD from Coretex self-certified

The Coretext ELD is "compatible with all vehicle types and has been written from the ground up by Coretex engineers," the company says. The platform uses the company’s existing range of in-vehicle hardware for active fleet management.

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