Business

Notes on the BYOD ELD and implementation

Using a BYOD ELD can come with connectivity issues, among other problems, some potentially solved by dedicating a unit to the truck -- the experiences here detailed from small fleets DC Transport (all owner-operator) and mixed fleet RDS Container Yard Services.

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ATRI seeking owner-operator input for Costs of Trucking report

ATRI is looking for information on driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and lease or purchase payments. Carriers are also asked to provide cost-per-mile or cost-per-hour information from 2016.

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Lookin’ good? Spot market demand updates in flat, van, reefer

This week's update shows spot market rates were up in anticipation of the holiday week this week. Most of the top lanes for all three major tracked segments (dry van, reefer, flatbed) were "lookin' good, lookin' good," noted DAT's Ken Harper attendant to this week's load-to-truck demand maps and intel.

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your money and time

This installment in the podcast series of Overdrive’s Partners in Business, excerpting portions of the manual coproduced with ATBS, covers how to develop and use profit and loss statements, and how to understand your revenue, earnings and costs.

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BigRoad Dash Link ELD self-certified, listed on FMCSA registry

In the market for smartphone-app-based computer-assisted logbooks, from which Canada-headquartered BigRoad's ELD emerged, the company has established a foothold with owner-operators above that of most other players.

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Carrier challenges assertion it owes $6M for stolen load of pharmaceuticals

Southern Refrigerated Transport, a subsidiary of Covenant Transportation, plans to ask the courts to reconsider a recent order that could put the carrier on the hook for a nearly $6 million claim against a stolen load of pharmaceuticals.

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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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Owner-op Dean Carnahan: Poor health is often a ‘preventable accident’

Carnahan urges drivers to take control of diet and health generally in hopes more attention to it might spur a movement against the growing "quick food, get-in-get-out-type attitude" of so many truck stops when it comes to diet options.

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Missing in action: ELDs’ impact on rates

Hoards of industry analysts and economists in recent years predicted ELDs would strip industry capacity and, thus, spur a rate boost while the market adjusted to the new normal. Some are starting to rethink that premise, however.

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GoLoad service coming in July

GoLoad, a partnership between TMS provider Cloud Logistics and ELD provider Konexial, is a load matching service connecting the power of a networked transportation solution to drivers' smartphones and helping bring any shipper’s TMS and freight into the network.

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