Business

ELDs’ impact under study by C.H. Robinson/Iowa State University

With a white paper due as early as October, the broker is working with researchers to help the industry understand what ELDs could mean for hours, what productivity/capacity issues would result and what improvements could be made to ease the transition.

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Owner-op Scott Jordan bags Harley-Davidson in giveaway

Scott Jordan of Peculiar, Mo., uses the KeepTruckin logbook app but not its ELD upgrade intended to satisfy FMCSA's mandate requirement. Jordan's nonetheless happily surprised to be the new owner of a Harley-Davison KeepTrucking and Comdata gave away at GATS.

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‘Benefit of the doubt’ to the driver on the ELD mandate: Texas sergeant urges officers ‘punt’ in questionable situations

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, listen in on a conversation with Texas Sergeant Dana Moore at GATS about roadside hours reality and ELDs post-mandate. Plus: Todd Amen on the burgeoning freight economy, tunes from trucker-songwriter Michael Lochmiller...

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Texas, Louisiana suspend regs as Hurricane Harvey approaches, experts warn about high-dollar inbound loads

Texas and Louisiana lifted certain trucking regulations before Hurricane Harvey was upgraded to Category 4 storm last night, with expected torrential rain pour and damaging winds across the Texas coast today and into the next week.

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August shaping up well on the spot market, all things considered — van, reefer updates

For vans, reefers, signs still point for strong rates for this time of year, which bodes well for the rest of the third quarter and through to the end of the year on the spot market.

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Magellan ELD self-certified, built in partnership with Samsung

The Magellan/Samsung partnership offers a way to separate work and play on the tablet on which it's built, Samsung's marquee Tab-E. BYOD options to run Magellan's ELD/nav software on select Samsung phones and tablets also exist.

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New Garmin commercial nav unit interoperable with Garmin ELD

Break planning and dispatch tools are enabled by the connection, with Garmin's commercial-nav features enhanced. The new Dezl 580 LMT-S is being introduced with a suggested retail of $299.99.

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Major carriers’ revenue, income continue to slip in 2017

The stats are also in line with owner-operator income for the first half of the year. Like owner-operators, publicly traded large fleets reported higher fuel costs than the same period the year prior, despite cheaper diesel prices.

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Partners in Business tip: Log maintenance records

Only with complete records can you track the work done on your truck and, when necessary, prove that required maintenance has been done.

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Engage.Bid tool can be effective for small carriers working large-shipper RFPs

Devliering the ability to "price with conviction" is the goal of the tool, released by TMW last year -- it enables carriers to pull shipper RFPs' lane-by-lane requests for rate bids into a proprietary module and apply analysis tools. Then output bids quickly back to RFP lane files, speeding up the process.

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