Business

‘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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Truckers earn win – for now – in Rhode Island tolling battle

Rhode Island DOT has proposed to ban trucks from certain secondary roads that could be used to avoid future trucks-only tolls. Rhode Island's State Traffic Commission voted down the proposal for now, requesting more information from RIDOT.

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‘The Drive’ owner-operator-focused three-day conference; NPR radio and truckers

"The Drive" conference, the brainchild of Patriot Star small fleet owners and Trucking With Authority podcast hosts Kenny and Elizabeth Long, happens October 17-19 in North Kansas City.

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