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BigRoad plans 395.15 compliant e-log, integrates with Sylectus

BigRoad COO and cofounder Terry Frey estimates end-of-summer for the e-log, while Sylectus TMS integration with the BigRoad logging app is live today.

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E-log proposed mandate comment period nearing end

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's extension of the public comment period on its proposed electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, comments close finally on June 26.

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PA Turnpike tolls to rise again in 2015

The increase, which will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2015, will boost the most common tractor-trailer class toll from $8.62 to $9.05 for E-ZPass customers and from $12.15 to $12.80 for cash customers.

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Diesel national average price jumps 4 cents to $3.92

California had the country’s most expensive diesel at $4.119 per gallon, followed by New England’s $4.102 and the Central Atlantic’s $4.071.

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XRS update automates IFTA

Electronic-log and in-vehicle communications software developer XRS' latest software release debuted Sunday, June 22. The new features and enhancements include the debut of XRS Trip Management, automated IFTA filing, upgrades to FLX Forms editing and overall improvements to system performance.

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Teamsters’ case against Green Fleet Systems goes to labor board

The National Labor Relations Board will hear arguments Aug. 25 from a California trucking company and the Teamsters union after vacating their informal agreement regarding union activity.

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Fuel tax hike proposed in Senate to shore up highway funding

A proposal in the Senate is pursing the oft-cited and trucking-backed solution for shoring up the Highway Trust Fund: an increase in the tax on diesel and gasoline at the pump.

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Load, self-dispatch automation: Heads up on two services

Introducing DashHaul.com and Comfreight.com, two more load matching services aimed at involving direct shippers and great automation of the process.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. It’s up to you.

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Barr-Nunn upping team pay

Barr-Nunn Transportation announced this week it is raising its pay for team drivers to a base rate of 55 cents a mile (empty or loaded) and 59 cents a mile for hazmat loads (placarded or not).  After a year at Barr-Nunn, team drivers can get 56 cents a mile.  The carrier is also offering new teams $1,250 for each driver on their first pay checks and an incremental 5-cent a mile split for the first 120 days. 

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