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POLL: Do hours rules/company pressures ever lead you to feel forced to drive tired?

Given the peculiarities of the hours rule, the incoming ELD mandate and difficulty balancing the business necessities of safety and on-time deliveries, how often do you feel forced to run when you otherwise might be resting?

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Spot market tightens, with rates moving accordingly on several lanes for vans, reefers

Capacity has been tight on the spot market, volumes heavy. Nationally, there are more loads available than there were before Hurricane Harvey, and recovery efforts after Irma have led to soaring van rates on lanes heading into Florida. More snapshots on hot and cold lanes, markets and more here.

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No more ‘catching up the logbook’ with ELDs, a paradigm shift that raises numerous issues

A panel of drivers at the August Great American Trucking Show illustrated that the seemingly simple change brings with it a raft of complications, from new administrative and operational burdens placed on drivers and carrier dispatch to the pressing need for shipper/receiver customers' appreciation of the new dynamics.

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Driver honored for pulling motorist away from burning pickup truck

Parada then grabbed the driver and pulled him away from the pickup, just before it exploded. The driver of the pickup sustained burns to his knees, feet and arms.

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Shell Rotella: Modern oils extend drain intervals, now recommended by all engine makers

All major North American engine makers are now recommending use of new-generation lubricants, dubbed CK-4 and FA-4 oils, for their new equipment, says Dan Arcy, OEM Technical Manager for Shell Rotella. The oils have also prompted all North American engine makers to extend recommended drain intervals.

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FMCSA floats plan to reduce carrier registration fees for 2018, 2019

The reduction, FMCSA says, will range from approximately $7 to $6,700 per entity in 2018, and from approximately $3 to $3,400 in 2019, depending on the number of vehicles owned by the affected carriers.

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Dedicated ELD from Coretex self-certified

The Coretext ELD is "compatible with all vehicle types and has been written from the ground up by Coretex engineers," the company says. The platform uses the company’s existing range of in-vehicle hardware for active fleet management.

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Love’s reaches agreement to purchase Speedco

The acquisition will add 52 trucking service and lube locations to the Love’s network, bringing the number of Love’s-operated tire and lube facilities to 323 nationwide.

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Senate passes bill that would ban human trafficking convicts from holding CDL

The Senate also passed the Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act that would establish the position of human trafficking prevention coordinator within the U.S. DOT to coordinate trafficking prevention efforts across DOT agencies.

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‘Predictive’ freight matching from Trucker Tools

Available to carriers at no cost, Smart Capacity optimally recommends loads for drivers and assets within a carrier’s network of 3PL/broker partners to improve visibility and operational efficiency.

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