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Adoption of driver-facing cameras, dashcams gaining steam

Fleets increasingly are opting for two-camera systems -- one facing the road, and the other facing the driver.

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SimpleTruck giving away six months’ ELD service

Simple Truck ELD is a provider of a scaled-down electronic logging device now offering owner-operators six months of free service when they sign up for 12 months for only $228 ($19 per month).

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POLL: How long on average do you stay on the road at a time?

How much time do you typically spent on the road between stints at home? Weigh via this poll.

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Update on ELD fight and more with OOIDA’s Todd Spencer, small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, hear just where OOIDA's ELD fight stands today, likewise take a run through a bevy of other issues, from hours possibilities inherent in the FMCSA's upcoming split-sleeper pilot test, the state of safety measurement, training and more.

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Gorsuch dissent in firing of ‘frozen trucker’ becomes confirmation hurdle

A 2016 dissent by Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, over a driver who sued his former carrier for wrongful termination, has become an obstacle to the judge’s path to his post on the Supreme Court. Some high-profile Democrats have cited the case as a reason to block Gorsuch’s confirmation.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Rebekah Meadows

Rebekah Meadows is used to people doing a double-take when they see her. The Henrico, Virginia, owner-operator expertly maneuvers her black, 2006 Peterbilt 379 and its giant, 84-stacked trailer loaded with 12-foot wide concrete beams, escorted by several pilot cars, all like it’s no big deal. With 15 years of trucking experience, and now leased on to J. Grady Randolph, Meadows is proud of her strength, both interior and exterior. As the only female in the ...

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Dart Transit set to raise owner-operator pay

The company announced it is increasing long-haul owner-operator pay by two cents per mile, starting at $1.02 per loaded mile, depending on where an owner-operator lives.

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Driver turnover rate at large fleets hits five-year low

The choppy freight environment in 2016 caused driver turnover rates to slow throughout the year, ATA says, reaching their lowest point since 2011. However, if freight picks up, turnover rates will climb again, ATA notes.

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New Love’s opens in Moore Haven, Fla.

The new store is the 14th Love's to open in Florida. It features an Arby's restaurant, five showers, six diesel pumps, a game room, Cat scales and more.

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Demand edges down, but freight volumes steady in van, lagging a bit in reefer with weather

A little "bitter fruit" in the spot market update this week, notes Ken Harper of DAT. "We're still seeing good volumes on freight, especially on the Top 100 van lanes, but unfortunately the capacity is there as well, so rates haven't lifted."

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