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Cybersecurity: Tips for greater peace of mind

Anyone plugging a device into the onboard diagnostics port, particularly an ELD that will open up a connection between the truck’s computer and the internet, would do well to follow these practices.

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Hurricane recovery, ELD mandate could squeeze trucking capacity, boost rates

Hurricane recovery efforts will increase freight demand, which will pull trucks out of their normal cycle. That shift in freight patterns combined with the crimp of productivity likely associated with the coming electronic logging device mandate deadline could prompt a capacity crisis.

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Open letter from Larry Klimek Trucking urging reps to delay ELD mandate

The Grand Island, Neb.-based small fleet urges Congress and the President to stand with Rep. Brian Babin's H.R. 3283 ELD delay bill, after a similar measure was defeated when it was attempted as an amendment to an appropriations bill.

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Partners in Business tip: Analyze your oil

Getting an engine oil analysis is a great way to determine engine wear problems before they cause too much damage.

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ELD makers’ controls for data security

Suppliers restrict their electronic logging device applications from sharing data with other applications on the device as a safeguard against potential security breaches in those applications, among other efforts.

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In the freight rate/availability weeds this disastrous week

With Hurricane Irma on the way and Harvey's effects being felt, the two natural disasters are "coming on top of a robust economy," notes DAT's Ken Harper, which could bode well for parts of the national freight market in the coming weeks.

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Knight, Swift merger to close any day after stockholders approve deal

Shareholders for Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation, two of the country’s largest trucking fleets on course for a merger this year, have approved the deal made between the two companies. The merger is expected to close Sept. 8.

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Flatbed rates hit multi-year high in August as van, reefer slump pre-Harvey

The effects have Hurricane Harvey have pressed van and reefer rates higher to start September, but the two segments both saw declines overall in August from July, according to monthly rate data provided to Overdrive by Truckstop.com. Flatbed, meanwhile, hit its highest average in nearly three years in August, according to Truckstop.com’s data.

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Hacking trucks: Cybersecurity and the ELD mandate

With hundreds of thousands of big rigs about to tack on internet-connected ELDs, some people see a major security threat.

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Nomination period opens for annual ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’ contest

The nomination period for the contest, which is put on by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge, runs from Sept. 5 through Oct. 31.

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