Todd Dills

MyRiteLoad shipper-carrier freight platform ‘reboots’

MyRiteLoad hopes to fulfill the promise of what has been called the "elusive holy grail" of load matching, providing load-board-like spot market connections for independents and small fleets to direct shippers rather than brokers.

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ELD compliance guide: The spec’s your unit needs and a full chart of suppliers

From Overdrive's in-depth report to ELD compliance: The basic spec's required of devices -- and a list of the suppliers and their units' key features.

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POLL: What’s the most important aspect of tax reform?

What would you most like to see Congress achieve with tax reform? With House and Senate attempting to get a tax bill done before the end of the year, choose your most-preferred priority here to weigh in.

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BigRoad launches in-app load matching platform

The ELD/digital logbook provider has built its on-demand freight-matching service in ​partnership ​with ​brokers, ​load ​boards, ​and ​digital ​freight ​platforms, ​bringing together loads in a simple package, the company says,

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Dec. 4 anti-ELD mandate rallies taking place across the country

This coming Monday, Dec. 4, rallies have been planned in a variety of locations in more than 40 states around the nation in an effort to roll the anti-mandate message east to west across the country and put some sunlight for the general public and local media on security, economic and safety issues.

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ELD mandate: Engine ruling creates winners, losers

From Overdrive's in-depth guide to ELD compliance: How FMCSA's mid-game ruling on the pre-2000 exemption created winners and losers among the owner-operator segment.

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Bill Frerichs’ ELD implementation notes, hopes, worries as mandate bears down

In which a nine-truck fleet owner begins implementing ELDs. And: A few key differences between AOBRDs, grandfathered in with the ELD rule through 2019, and the much more detailed ELD specification/required capability.

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Happy Thanksgiving! (And a recipe…)

Thanks to Brock Childress for this great shot of the Smitty's Heavy Hauling KW -- and on this fine Thanksgiving Day, thanks to all of you for doing what you do. (Bonus: Cilantro slaw to accompany all manner of smoked/roasted meats...)

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Reefer, van spot market demand remain high in the last week over much of the country

Last week, the national average reefer rate hit its highest mark in three years at $2.40 per mile, and the market has looked more like June than November.

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OOIDA requests ELD mandate exemption for small businesses with no at-fault crash history

If granted, the exemption would include only such situated carriers who "do not have a Carrier Safety Rating of 'Unsatisfactory,' and can document a proven history of safety performance with no attributable at-fault crashes,'"

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