Rand McNally introduces low-cost ELD that interfaces with smartphone

When paired with a driver’s existing Android phone or Rand McNally navigation tablet, Ravi Kodavarti, Rand McNally’s director of product management says the ELD 50 creates a secure compliance solution that will meet federal ELD mandates, which take effect next year.

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Liability coverage increase on backburner, Progressive rep says

Talks heated up late in 2014 about a potential increase to the current $750,000 minimum, but other regulations, such as changes to the CSA system and an electronic logging device mandate, have seemingly cooled any agency action on the subject.

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DOT announces truck parking workshop dates

The Federal Highway Association will be holding fouor workshops this year to discuss the country's truck parking shortage, the agency announced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

Read More announces new LoadPay system, gives owner-ops greater control over load payments unveiled March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., a new system, LoadPay, that it says will give owner-operators greater control in how they receive payments from brokers and allow them to avoid factoring services to receive their payment.

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Driver before the truck in small fleet expansion

If the truck procurement/driver employment situation in small fleet expansion presents a chicken-egg type conundrum, operators would do well to focus on the driver first.

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OOIDA hits FMCSA with lawsuit to block ELD mandate, calls rule arbitrary and unconstitutional

The Owner-Operator Independent Driver's Association this week filed initial arguments in its challenge to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device (ELD) mandate final rule.

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Spot market volume takes a spring break

At once, in this weekly update, there remains reasons to be optimistic for the uptick in freight/rates that usually runs through June or July in a typical year -- also, DAT Trucker app updated at MATS 2016..

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Bad roads hasten one owner-operator’s retirement — and more infrastructure voices

What stretch of North American highway in your experience would warrant the nomination for the No. 1 'Worst Road' all around?

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FMCSA blocks Canadian trucker from U.S., citing violations of out-of-service orders

FMCSA said Gill “willfully disregarded the out-of-service order” in three separate instances in four days and continued driving his truck before being shut down after the fourth order. He was also found to have surreptitiously taken his truck from a storage facility where it had been towed.

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Truck operators to take on most of driver training rule costs, per FMCSA figures

Drivers themselves will bear the bulk of the rule’s costs, according to FMCSA’s calculations. The 30-day period for owner-operators and other industry stakeholders to file formal comments ends in a week.

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