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Blockchain: Chance to speak to a shared language

Blockchain systems could form a backbone for a lot of what happens in the supply chain, says Chris Burruss, president of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance. He believes standardizing systems now will grease the skids for companies being able to benefit from future technology.

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The other side of the ELD pancake

"It's been a rough week for some, but just like Dr. Phil says, 'There's always another side to the pancake, no matter how thin it is.'"

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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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Trimble’s FieldMaster Logs ELD self-certified

The ruggedized-tablet-type dedicated unit ELD adds hours of service and driver vehicle inspection report functionality as part of a robust Fleet Management portfolio.

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Dedicated ELD from Coretex self-certified

The Coretext ELD is "compatible with all vehicle types and has been written from the ground up by Coretex engineers," the company says. The platform uses the company’s existing range of in-vehicle hardware for active fleet management.

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Engage.Bid tool can be effective for small carriers working large-shipper RFPs

Devliering the ability to "price with conviction" is the goal of the tool, released by TMW last year -- it enables carriers to pull shipper RFPs' lane-by-lane requests for rate bids into a proprietary module and apply analysis tools. Then output bids quickly back to RFP lane files, speeding up the process.

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POLL: What’s your level of concern over hacking/security risks and ELDs?

This poll probes the extent of worry over the outside potential for a truck's computer-system infiltration through an ECM plug-in device, like an ELD. Reports and device makers suggest risk is minimal without physical infiltration, though malicious programmers abound ...

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AscendTMS software free to DAT carrier users

Dispatch tools, rate indices, access to factoring, full load board functionality and more are available to current DAT TruckersEdge, Express and Power users via the AscendTMS operations-management software and its integration with DAT.

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Translating talk-to-text practice

Wendy, preparing for the five-year overhaul of hand surgery: "Sometimes, translation is hard."

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Honeywell’s ‘Connected’ tech for drivers, fleets, shippers

Honeywell's Connected Driver Solution offers a new platform to "replace paper and disjointed systems with one integrated system," the company says, "built to simplify the driver's job."

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