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Rand McNally launches its next generation of the TND GPS and multifunction tablet

The TND 740 is a seven-inch tablet that "takes some of the good things from and adds a lightning-quick, redesigned quadcore processor, along with double the storage and double the memory" , the company notes, also debuting a new partnership with Progressive insurance to offset customer ELD costs with data-sharing/$500 in rebates.

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Navistar getting into ELD market with OnCommand Connection expansion

The first app available in OnCommand Connection Marketplace is the Android and iOS compatible driver log.

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New electronic toll collection solution for leased-equipment providers from Bestpass

Bestpass’ new Leased Equipment Toll Solution (LETS) is a toll-management service for leased equipment providers, not only tractors and trailers but other vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Bestpass, known for enabling volume discounts for fleets and owner-operators through group buying power on tolls around the nation, launched the new solution to engage what it calls a sizable new market with often sizable headaches around toll billing. The company called LETS the first solution of its ...

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Rethink ‘say no to cheap freight,’ says owner-operator coach Kevin Rutherford

Rates are determined almost exclusively by supply and demand, says Rutherford, not operators' willingness to turn down cheap loads. The remaining percentage is determined by truckers' ability to define their value and negotiate with brokers, he says.

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Certain regs suspended for wildfire relief haulers in Kansas, Oklahoma

Kansas and Oklahoma have suspended certain regulations for truckers hauling hay and other wildfire relief supplies in the states.

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New truck parking app looks to give drivers more options

The goal, the company says, is to build a community of truckers to rate the parking locations, add new locations if they aren't already in the app and help other drivers by adding information regarding parking availability.

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BigRoad acquired by Fleet Complete

Fleet Complete, a provider of fleet telematics and mobile workforce technology with an electronic logging device solution on the market, announced it has acquired BigRoad, the mobile-focused hours-of-service and small-fleet-centric dispatching software solution.

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Rear-end crash mitigation system now standard on Peterbilt 579

Peterbilt this year will make the Bendix Advanced Wingman Fusion -- meant to mitigation rear-end collisions -- standard equipment on its on-highway Model 579 tractor. Peterbilt made the announcement Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The system will be standard starting later this year.

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App-based ELD offers varied features

TruckX founder Tapan Chaudhari announced the company's electronic logging device and fleet management software Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The ELD function, like that of many TruckX competitors, is based on a mobile app and a box that connects to the truck's electronic control module. TruckX offers three pricing choices. The Basic level, which is free, includes basic logging, dispatching and load features. The Standard level, at $16 per month per truck, adds at ...

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Michele Dupre

Michele Dupre started driving 30 years ago. She was able to raise her two children on her own while maintaining her career and has been named best driver. She’s also powered through health issues, including back problems caused by driving, to keep on trucking. Based in Galliano, Louisiana, she now drives for American Eagle. Regardless of her health, Dupre "still gets up at the crack of dawn and cranks that truck up and chugs on down ...

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