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POLL: How familiar are you with ‘blockchain’ network transaction technology?

The latest hype machine in tech circles has been built around so-called "blockchain" technology, the networked structure that underlies Bitcoin. With some trucking interests organizing to develop blockchain standards for better security in virtual trasactions, what's your level of familiarity with the technology?

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Iowa college using FMCSA grant to help military vets obtain CDLs

Des Moines Area Community College received the $88,460 grant through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant program to help military veterans to obtain a CDL.

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola starts rollout of hydrogen fueling network

Nikola Motor Company has tapped Nel ASA as equipment supplier to help the truck OEM to create the largest hydrogen fueling network in the world, covering more than 2,000 miles and 16 stations. Nikola has already kicked off two of the 16 stations with 14 more to follow immediately after installation.

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No points against CSA score for ELD violation during phase-in period

Drivers who receive a violation for having no ELD between Dec. 18 and April 1 will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala.

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Trucker to serve up to six years in prison for role in another trucker’s death

The trucker reportedly told police he was fatigued and “may have fallen asleep” on Jan. 13 when he sideswiped another truck that was on the side of the road. New York-based trucker Zivko Lakic, 24, was reportedly standing next to his truck when he was struck and killed.

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Fleet tech company identifies top 10 most dangerous highways for truckers

Seattle-based Zonar's new analysis is intended to help truckers identify stretches of road typically most dangerous for trucks to decrease their chances of getting into an accident.

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Ryder partners with Geotab for rental-truck ELDs

With the launch of the ELD platform, Ryder is also offering rental customers to ability to choose between Ryder's solution or their own portable ELD equipment.

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Two weeks remain to nominate truckers for Goodyear’s Highway Hero award

Nominees must be full-time truckers and reside in the U.S. or Canada. Their heroic event must have occurred in the U.S. or Canada while the nominee was on the job or on their way to or from work and in his or her rig between Nov. 16, 2016, and Nov. 16, 2017.

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ELD maker launches petition to add 14-hour flexibility, presents data on detention and race-the-clock dynamics

KeepTruckin's petition has a goal of garnering 10,000 signatures, and it believes their data shows hard evidence of the hurry-up effect of undue dock delays. It could provide evidence of "race-the-clock" dynamics many operators have long suspected as part-and-parcel of the 14-hour rule/ELD/dock-delay combination.

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Carriers’ ‘magic eraser’ role in compounding uncompensated-detention issue: Rico Muhammad on the e-log shift

As a trade-off for the ultimate hassle of mandated e-logs, in this Overdrive Radio podcast Muhammad's hopeful owner-operators can both individually and collectively use the change as a cudgel to their advantage when dealing with brokers, shippers, receivers ... anyone who would insist on wasting drivers' time.

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