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ELD Ratings website offers e-log reviews

The ELDRatings.com website was created with intent to be a "central community resource where fleets and drivers can learn about ELDs and get help choosing the best product for their business," says site principal Ben Ramsay, also tech VP at Tradewinds Logistics.

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One20 partners with RoadsideMasters to offer free roadside assistance for truckers

Starting in August, One20 users will be eligible to join RoadsideMasters’ Silver Level service for free, which includes truck and trailer towing, flat tire change, tire repair, mobile mechanic service, jump starts and more.

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Projected savings from hydrogen-powered electric drive

It wasn’t just for their novelty that announcements of the Nikola One hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric-drive truck turned more than a few owner-operators’ heads last year. It was the promise of an operating cost benefit that took diesel-price volatility out of the equation.

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Register for GATS by Aug. 1 to be eligible for free hotel stay, gift cards and other prizes

The Grand Prize winner will receive two-night accommodations at an official GATS participating hotel, two VIP concert passes, two GATS VIP preview passes, the ability to tag along with a Pride & Polish judge, a $250 pre-paid credit card and a $50 voucher to the GATS show store.

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Truckers divided on Republicans’ go-it-alone Obamacare overhaul

A slight minority (47 percent) of readers noted general support for current efforts, while an exact half of poll respondents either urged Republicans to go back to the drawing board or leave the current system in place.

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DOT bill would nix state-mandated breaks for truckers, exempt livestock haulers from ELD mandate

The House's 2018 DOT funding bill would bar states from requiring carriers to give drivers paid meal and rest breaks, spur FMCSA to adopt CSA reforms and exempt livestock and insect haulers from ELD compliance.

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Video: The happiest owner-operator in trucking today?

The title might well apply to Landstar-leased owner-operator Dickie Penrod of Fayetteville, N.C. He walked away from Landstar's All-Stars event the winner of a new 2017 Western Star 5700 XE, the second truck Landstar has given one of its BCOs ("business capacity owners") this year, an annual tradition.

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Heartland Express buys Interstate Distributor for $113M

Heartland Express (No. 36, CCJ Top 250) announced Thursday it has acquired 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Tacoma, Washington-based Interstate Distributor Co. (No. 74, CCJ Top 250) from Saltchuk Resources in a reported $113 million deal.

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4 State Trucks taking donations this month for St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

The aftermarket truck parts store will give both online and in-store customers the option to add a donation to their order, which 4 State Trucks will match dollar for dollar.

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FMCSA embarks on national ELD education tour

FMCSA announced Monday it will embark on a six-stop tour across the country meant to help carriers and drivers comply with the federal electronic logging device mandate. Drivers must be using ELDs by Dec. 18.

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