Todd Dills

Obamacare open enrollment: Nov. 1-Dec. 15 for HealthCare.gov insurance exchange

A series of state-run health insurance exchanges, however, have announced extended periods, most through either January 15 or 31 with some differences.

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‘Amateur hour’: ATA prez takes a seeming swipe at anti-ELD mandate protests

And reader Glenn Gilbert offers an "Isaiah and the ELD" biblical take on it all, of a fashion ... Meanwhile, Lucas Oil's founder joins the Sikhs PAC leader in expressing official concern over the mandate, amid a slow drip of ELD delay cosponsors.

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Innovative pricing as ELD provider competition heats up

A few deals for qualifying drivers -- from BigRoad, KeepTruckin, Magellan -- sure to multiply among other providers with the raft of ELD providers out there. If you're shopping, don't be afraid to ask ...

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When cellular service adds monthly fees to ELDs

Most any BYOD-type ELD with dedicated tablets will come with monthly costs for a data plan. If you’re pairing a BYOD ELD with a smartphone or tablet you already have with a service plan, such cost wouldn’t necessarily figure into your back-of-the-envelope investment calculation.

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Spot market: Rates cool a smidge for vans, reefers, but conditions remain good for truckers

After surging for several weeks van spot market rates moderated a bit the week of Oct. 8-14. Looser truckload capacity led to a lower national average, interrupting what had been seven straight weeks of increases.

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ELDs at the ‘right price’: No-monthly-fee e-logs explored

In the crowded ELD market, a few companies set themselves apart with systems requiring no monthly fee. Who they are, and considerations of support, availability and utility.

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‘Truckers for Humanity’ hosting live-streamed concert, benefit event Saturday

On the Truckers for Humanity Facebook page the evening of October 21, six trucker/singer-songwriters will perform live to benefit TruckersFinalMile.org.

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Business base: Mechanical experience before buying the truck

While knowledge of the working systems of the truck is required of an CDL driver, there’s no replacement for maintenance experience when it comes to hands-on know-how to save on repairs by doing them yourself, or knowing when not to.

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Round-up: The parking issue’s grassroots problems; And the California convoy that capped the ELD protest week

Too often, the roots grow against new-parking development -- Love's Travel Stops pulls out of Otsego, Minn., truck stop plans after local opposition. And: Video and more from the sizable anti-ELD demonstrations two weeks back out west.

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New ELD with no monthly fee

The Switchboard company has released its free mobile application, which with a onetime $250 investment in an ECM connecting device allows truck drivers to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate. 

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