Overdrive Staff

Surge of new ELD users tests vendors’ systems

Though most prominent electronic logging device manufacturers reported no disruptions in service as the ELD mandate took effect Monday, more than one ELD supplier was reported to have temporary service outages most of the day due to the wave of new users coming online.

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Terry Eick’s 1999 Kenworth W900L

The rig features a 120-inch Double Eagle sleeper with a shower, refrigerator, 100-gallon water tank, satellite, 50-inch flatscreen TV, queen bed, oak floors and more.

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Video: On the ground with enforcers on the first day of ELD mandate

Interviews with enforcers and drivers on Day One of the ELD mandate show the soft enforcement in effect, as is the practice in most states for the first few months of the mandate.

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Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hike goes into effect Jan. 7

The increase will see the most common toll for a Class 8 truck increase from $23.60 to $25.01 for E-ZPass and from $33.10 to $35.08 for cash.

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Trucker wins $4M in lottery

Mark Clark, 47, from South Rockwood southwest of Detroit, made a fuel delivery to the 127 Party Store in Hudson, Michigan Friday, Dec. 15, and as usual bought a scratch-off ticket. It was a winner, landing him $4 million.

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Army veteran trucker wins new Kenworth T680

Gregg Softy, a Stevens Transport driver and retired 28-year U.S. Army veteran, won the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes 2017 Transition Trucking Driving for Excellence award.

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Penske opens new Laredo, Texas, facility

The new site sits on 10 acres with nearby access to Interstate 35 and Loop 20. It boasts a 15,000 square-foot maintenance shop with seven service bays and a wash bay.

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Coretex tablet-based ELD unit priced at $200

The company has announced a price drop for the unit, which now starts at $200 in initial costs for the tablet and $42 for monthly subscription fees.

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3 days until ELDs: Will ELD data be used beyond hours of service compliance?

Some in the industry have worried ELD data would be used at roadside or, more likely, by compliance-review auditors to uncover violations other than just hours of service infractions. See Overdrive's in-depth exploration of those concerns here...

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Flatbed fleet offering $6,000 sign-on bonus through January

The company also announced a new financial award for company drivers who have been with the company for 10 years or longer.

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