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POLL update: What’s your most likely response to the ELD mandate?

With the principle legal challenge (OOIDA's court battle) to the ELD mandate at an end, assuming the end-of-year enforcement deadline remains, what's your current plan for dealing with the mandate? Weigh in in this poll.

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TransComply, Iron Apple enter agreement on food safety compliance training

Under the agreement, the companies will consult on the development of new services for carriers regarding the transport of perishable food, and refer their customers to the other company's services.

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Cyber attack disrupts operations of major carriers, closes port terminals

Another broad scale cyber attack, the second one in a month, has crippled computer systems at some of the world’s largest carriers, including FedEx’s European trucking subsidiary TNT Express and A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest maritime carrier.

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT-approved drug screener charged, truck stolen and recovered in S.C.

A DOT-approved drug and alcohol tester in Georgia was charged for falsifying medical exam reports, certificates and more; and a truck and trailer loaded with electronics in South Carolina was stolen and later recovered fully intact.

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U.S. Xpress offering new lease-purchase program

U.S. Xpress, the nation’s sixth largest carrier, announced Thursday a new lease-purchase program for drivers, offering 2015 Freightliner Cascadias for weekly lease payments starting at $493.

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Watch: Silicon Valley panel on trucking tech

Shoaib Makani, CEO of e-log and fleet management software provider KeepTruckin, and heavy-haul marketplace Fr8Star's CEO, Matt Kropp, spoke in the first trucking-technology forum at Fr8Star's San Francisco headquarters.

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North Carolina trucker shut down following fatal alcohol-involved hit and run

According to FMCSA, Simranjeet Singh Sandhu was driving on the Cross Bronx Expressway on March 27 when he allegedly changed lanes without signaling, then struck a car, killing the driver and hospitalizing a passenger. He then fled the scene.

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PrePass expanding weigh station bypass services in North Carolina

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol says it has seen success at the existing PrePass sites at the Hillsborough weigh stations along I-40 and wants to expand the service.

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Terrorist truck attacks spur attention to autonomous braking systems around the world

Australia is reportedly moving toward mandating AEB for all new heavy trucks, following Europe's lead, after automatic braking prevented further loss of life in last year's truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin.

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Spot market opportunity: End of month, end of quarter, pre-holiday picks

Given it's the end of June and the end of the second quarter of the year (when freight typically rises in volume as shippers move inventory) and we're headed into a four-day-ish Fourth of July, conditions are strong for van, reefer freight.

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