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Electronic logging device mandate delayed, still could come soon; speed limiter rule expected next week

The rule will take effect two years following its publication, the date by which fleets, owner-operators and drivers must be using electronic logging devices that satisfy the rule’s requirements.

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Overdrive gets behind the wheel of Freightliner’s autonomous truck

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts got his first experience piloting an autonomous truck Tuesday.

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Detention détente: Cadle Trucking

"When capacity gets even tighter – when electronic logs become a mandate ... it will be a good opportunity for us to recover costs that we’ll have to pass along to drivers to pay them to sit.” --9-truck fleet owner-operator Ben Cadle

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ScoopMonkey ratings, review site names top 100 rated transport companies

The two-year-old ScoopMonkey service hopes to become the standard-bearer in the trucking world for user ratings and reviews. August marked their first 1-million-score-lookup month -- find their top 100 list here.

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Truckers strike continues for 10th week at CA ports, more join

Truckers picketing Pacific 9 Transportation have been joined by drivers from two other Southern California drayage companies as Pac 9 enters its 10th week of strike.

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Diesel down 1.7 cents from last week

The price of a gallon of diesel is now $2.517 nationwide.

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The deep south is hot — for rates

Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas registered the hottest last week for outbound truckload rates, averaging $2.39, $2.46, $2.45 and $2.49, respectively. See the full heat map here.

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Truck It Smart giving away six-month subscriptions for appreciation week

Hoping to show its appreciation for owner-operators, TruckItSmart.com is giving away $90,000 worth of six-month carrier accounts to the first 500 enrollees,

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Detention détente: Tables turn in carriers’, drivers’ favor in pay/rate negotiations

The tables finally are turning, as examined in this multipart feature. Fleets and owner-operators, for years in a losing battle with brokers and shippers over compensation for wasted dock time, are exercising improved leverage in negotiations.

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Fontaine recalling fifth wheels made between 2009 and 2013 after fatal Ohio crash

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has issued a recall on all Ultra LT model fifth wheels manufactured between 2009 and 2013. The recall was issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Aug. 12.

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