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Guardian camera system/Geotab integration

The Guardian system by Seeing Machines, which combines road- and driver-facing cameras with processing power to detect signs of fatigue and/or distraction, is now available as an add-in on telematics/ELD provider Geotab's marketplace for third-party tools.

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CargoNet launches tool to help identify theft risk by route

Cargo theft tracking and reporting firm CargoNet announced Monday it has upgraded its system to provide a new online tool, dubbed RouteSearch, to detect risk of cargo theft incident by carriers’ and drivers’ routes.

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‘It’s time somebody starts looking out for the little guy’ — more voices from the ELD protests

On Overdrive Radio: As ripples continue to emanate from a renewed sense of camaraderie among many of the ELD-mandate-protest participants in D.C. and around the country, a run through a variety of conversations during protest days 1 and 2 a week and more back, and more from the mailbag.

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Overdrive seeking nominations for Owner-Operator of the Year contest that carries $25,000 prize

Overdrive, in partnership TCA, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year, an annual contest that awards a safe, professional and successful owner-operator with a $25,000 cash prize. The contest is sponsored by Cummins and Love's Travel Stops. Nominations will be accepted until November 10.

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Board that sets carrier registration fees set to meet later this month

The Board is currently under scrutiny after a recently filed lawsuit claims the UCR Board met to decide fee changes without a public notice, as required by federal law.

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Shippers expect big rate increases as market swings in truckers’ favor

Shippers fear "double-digit," by percentage, rate increases loom as trucking capacity continues to tighten and spot market freight activity -- and rates -- continue to gain ground. Spot market rates have soared in recent months, and the contract market could be next, says an FTR analyst.

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Portion of I-95 in Rhode Island set to close this weekend

All northbound traffic will have to take exit 4 to Route 3 North. Trucks will get back onto I-95 using the exit 5/Route 102 interchange in West Greenwich.

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Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz begins Sunday

The annual enforcement blitz is scheduled for the week of Oct. 15-21. Officers will be looking for speeding, distracted driving, texting and driving, seatbelt usage, following too closely, improper lane changes, failure to obey traffic safety devices and more. 

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Portions of I-10, I-19 in Arizona, I-15 in Vegas closed this weekend

I-10 West at 59th Avenue west of Phoenix will close between 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. I-15 North in North Las Vegas will close at the exit to the 215 Northern Beltway from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, through Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucker leads police on chase, med examiner sentenced for fraud

A trucker led police on a two-state chase, an Atlanta doctor was sentenced for falsifying DOT medical exams, a South Georgia nurse pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams and a Canadian fleet was ordered to pay $350,000 in back wages to temporary foreign workers.

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