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Building broker trust to get better loads and rates

One of the most common problems with independents using a broker-based business model is "chasing rates" instead of building relationships with a handful of brokers. When loads are picked at random, "it's almost impossible to build relationships," said owner-operator coach Kevin Rutherford.

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Pilot Flying J showcases emergency roadside assistance service at MATS

Pilot Flying J last month rolled out a new roadside assistance program meant to aid truckers with emergency maintenance issues. The program will include more than 150 trucks equipped to handle issues with tires, fuel, accessory replacement and more.

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Haulhound adds freight matching, faster pay options and lane alerts

HaulHound launched in August as an app- and web-based platform designed for carriers to upload their information and for shippers to search for capacity. The app is geared toward smaller carriers and owner-operators, the company says.

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Trucker Buddy honors drivers at MATS

Trucker Buddy International honored its 2016 Outstanding Trucker Buddy and Outstanding Teacher award winners at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky during a press conference March 24.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Charlotte Brown

Charlotte Brown of Riverside, California, came to trucking six years ago from a career in the medical field. She’s been a company driver for with DSV RoadTransport, located in Portland, Oregon, for nearly three years, and says she’s found her calling.  After working in a hospital lab for 13 years, it was the chance for true financial independence that made her change paths. In addition, she says she finally got a chance to see the country, ...

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One20 launches the F-ELD

The F-ELD is aptly named, believes One20's founder, noting its intended target market of independent owner-operators -- it's built with the driver in mind, he says.

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ELD kit new to TomTom Bridge

The TomTom navigation and mapping products provider and M2M DataSmart, a wireless data service provider, announced a solution to provide electronic logging device functionality with the TomTom Bridge, an in-truck toolbox with mount and power cable, a vehicle-specific connector, and a subscription to the Hours of Service app from M2M DataSmart.

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Progressive Insurance offering customers free ELDs

Brett Stalnaker, product manager for Progressive, said the company will give its insurance customers a free ELD and pay the monthly service fee for as long as the driver is with Progressive.

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Cooper launches new Roadmaster long haul drive tire

The Roadmaster RM852(EM) is available in a variety of sizes with 30/32nds of tread.

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AppWeigh Bluetooth scale sensors allow scale-free truck weighing

A standard truck and trailer combination would need just two sensors – on the drive axles and the trailer axles.

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