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Unified Carrier Registration board meeting to be held Thursday

The board came under fire recently after a court ruled it violated federal open meetings laws by holding a meeting on Sept. 14 without notifying the public. During that meeting, the board voted to reduce carrier registration fees for 2018 and 2019, which the court did not strike down.

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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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House committee to hear from small business truckers on regulatory burdens

The House's Small Business Committee on Wednesday will hold a hearing featuring owner-operators and other small business truckers intended to examine the impact federal regulations have on small trucking companies and "explore ways to to provide regulatory relief to the industry."

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Partners in Business tip: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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New MobileTRAQ ELD from Mobile Awareness

The company's baseline ELD option is outfitted with Driver Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR) & International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) tracking and reporting capabilities, with optional Canadian rulesets as well.

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Penske deploys ELD service for rental customers

The Penske Driver app is available for both Android and iOS/Apple devices. The app connects using Bluetooth inside Penske’s rental trucks to integrally synchronize with the truck's engine, meeting ELD mandate requirements.

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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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Roundup: A source of supposed DOT ‘bot attack’; The ‘fatbergs’ clogging the regs swamp

Source of supposed "bot" attack on regulatory reform comments identified. And transport attorney Henry Seaton's talk at NASTC's annual meeting identifies safety-rating, hours and other issues as principal fatbergs to clear in regs-reform efforts.

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