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ELD mandate poised to begin two-year countdown

The latest U.S. Department of Transportation projection still shows a Sept. 30 release of the final rule that would require the vast majority of interstate carriers to use electronic logging devices. Tom Cuthbertson, Omnitracs vice president, believes that date is reliable, given a prior projection had moved the date farther out, only to be followed by news that the rule had been sent for approvals to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation and the ...

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JB Hunt countersued for $5 million by trucking software provider

JB Hunt (No. 5 in the CCJ Top 250) has been countersued by transportation management software provider MercuryGate, who’s seeking $5 million from the carrier.

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OOIDA campaigning against speed limiter rule with online petition

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has posted an online petition against the DOT's upcoming rule to mandate use of speed limiters on heavy trucks.

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USA Truck implements ‘choose your hometime’ policy

USA Truck has announced a new policy that will allow its company over-the-road driving teams to select when and where they take time off.

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Early adopters: Getting ahead of the ELD mandate

Most owner-operators still oppose an ELD mandate as the final rule gets closer. Yet some independents see benefits in trying out new technology to adjust to what they believe to be an eventual reality.

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Diesel flat in most recent week

Diesel prices nationwide stayed relatively stable during the week ending Monday, Aug. 17, with prices dropping just two-tenths of a cent across the country, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Rule to require speed limiters could come this week, e-log rule expected soon too

Rules to mandate the use of speed limiters and electronic logging devices should see action soon. Here's the latest.

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Latest CCJ Top 250 released, lists country’s top 250 carriers by size

Overdrive sister site CCJ releases each August its CCJ Top 250, a list of the biggest 250 for-hire motor carriers ranked by size, based on metrics like revenue, number of tractors, trailers and drivers and more. Here's this year's list.

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Cummins Redefining Tour – Driver Reactions and Future Tour Dates

Fleet to raise pay for owner-operators who adopt dashcham video recorders

American Central Transport (ACT) announced this week it will raise pay for owner-operators who have Lytx Drivecam systems installed in their trucks. The company will install the systems free of charge to the operators.

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POLL: Best way to tackle detention?

Should government mandate, as the Obama administration's DOT has attempted, that carriers pay detention to drivers, or is continued industry standardization of detention pay the best tack? Something else?

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