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Tennessee shows some truck-friendly colors

Odds are pretty good that your Tennessee inspection will turn out violation-free. That’s how nearly six in 10 such inspections end in the state, based on 2017 inspection and violation data. More on the state's enforcement program, based on the numbers.

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Podcast: Cooking in-cab with Tom Kyrk, St. Christopher Fund update, more on the ‘big 10-4’ to D.C.

Two talks from GATS with driver and in-cab chef Tom Kyrk and Shannon Currier of the St. Christopher fund, in part detailing a chance to win $2,000, and some more detail from owner-op Allen Kelly on the "That's a Big 10-4 on D.C." event upcoming -- when else? -- 10/4.

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‘That’s a Big 10-4 on D.C.’ truck show/outreach to stage on National Mall

Permits have been obtained to park trucks participating in a "That's a Big 10-4 on D.C." convoy and truck show/public outreach event on the National Mall in D.C. from Oct. 4 until 9 a.m. Oct. 6, a Saturday. Details on the events starting Oct. 3 in Fredericksburg, Va., here.

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The small-fleet stop on Martinez’s tour through the industry this Nov.

An update from the National Association of Small Trucking Companies from GATS, where a NASTC was benefiting from an uptick in new motor carrier authorities boosting attendance in their New Entrant Survival Training class -- and more.

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FMCSA on ELDs and enforcement: Know what you’re dealing with at roadside

The more the driver knows about the specifics of the device he/she is using and its data-transfer protocols, "the better off that inspection will go" -- live vid from FMCSA's ELD seminar at GATS; reporting from the roadside in Tennessee, and more.

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More states shift focus to hours-, ELD-related violations

Though hours violation totals nationally have been falling for years, data show the extent to which more individual state truck enforcement departments are putting their attention in a big way on hours and associated ELD mandate violations.

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What ELD exodus? Major broker’s anecdotal take on capacity constraints under mandate

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One of the continent's largest brokers this week said it has seen few carriers exit trucking over the electronic logging device, though the productivity hit brought by the devices -- and the surging freight market over the past year -- has prompted it to bring on thousands of additional carriers. 

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An outsider’s perspective helps Isaac Ho navigate the trials of new authority

For owner-operator Ho, the first half of 2018 has been a fast-paced classroom on wheels, from jumping insurance and customer hurdles many new independents face to learning how to define "cheap freight," with little actual help, and using technological aptitude to advantage ....

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Podcast: Expediter of the Year Tim Paxton on cargo van expediting and his business’ future

Also in this edition of Overdrive Radio, an update on the situation of former One20 Trucking-leased owner-ops Lee and Lisa Schmitt -- they still haven't been paid finally what's due, they say.

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Though states are already taking up ELD regs for intrastate haulers, Alliance pushes for state legislative action

As detailed by Overdrive in prior coverage, many states have already harmonized their regulations for intrastate drivers with FMCSA's ELD rule. Some state legislatures have taken action, too, including Florida's, who passed a law requiring ELD use this year. The Trucking Alliance, however, wants lawmakers in all states to pass such legislation.

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