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New MobileTRAQ ELD from Mobile Awareness

The company's baseline ELD option is outfitted with Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) & International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) tracking and reporting capabilities, with optional Canadian rulesets as well.

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Love’s Hospitality opens new hotel at South Hill, Virginia location

CDL holders can take advantage of a 20 percent discount on rooms at the hotel.

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Pilot Flying J opens new truck stops in Texas, Indiana

The Rhome, Texas and Rochester, Indiana locations offer truckers a combined 85 truck parking spaces.

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Penske deploys ELD service for rental customers

The Penske Driver app is available for both Android and iOS/Apple devices. The app connects using Bluetooth inside Penske’s rental trucks to integrally synchronize with the truck's engine, meeting ELD mandate requirements.

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Reefer, van spot market demand remain high in the last week over much of the country

Last week, the national average reefer rate hit its highest mark in three years at $2.40 per mile, and the market has looked more like June than November.

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OOIDA requests ELD mandate exemption for small businesses with no at-fault crash history

If granted, the exemption would include only such situated carriers who "do not have a Carrier Safety Rating of 'Unsatisfactory,' and can document a proven history of safety performance with no attributable at-fault crashes,'"

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Penske Logistics honors drivers with 20-plus years of safe driving

The company’s new Premier Driver Recognition Program highlights drivers for safe driving records based on how many years they have been without an accident. The program’s three tiers are Diamond level (20 years), Platinum (15 years) and Gold (10 years).

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Embark deploys autonomous trucks in four states

Ryder tractors equipped with Embark's Level 2 autonomous system operated in an autonomous mode in on-highway segments during trips of about 650 miles, the company says. Drivers operated the rigs on surface streets.

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Cross-border trucking reforms part of NAFTA negotiations

A rework of the U.S. DOT’s cross-border trucking program with Mexico is under consideration in a planned update of the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to Teamster staffer Mike Dolan. NAFTA currently allows any Mexican-based carrier to apply for authority to operate in the U.S.

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FMCSA delays ELD compliance for ag haulers for 90 days

Truckers hauling agriculture loads and livestock will receive an additional 90 days to comply with the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday. The waiver gives such haulers until mid-March to adopt an ELD.

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