Channel 19

‘They better start listening to us’: Brian Babin reiterates need for executive order to delay ELDs

A talk with Congressman Brian Babin, who reiterates need for an ELD delay executive order from Trump if truckers are to get relief at this point from the mandate. More on yesterday's media-outreach efforts from truckers -- results.

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Recalcitrant politicos in sights of anti-mandate rallies kicking off Monday nationwide

Organizers are hopeful that the Dec. 4 “ELD media blitz” in numerous locations nationwide will finally get the attention of lawmakers -- some drivers, too -- who have become recalcitrant in the face of a growing feeling of inevitability around the mandate.

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Worship the robots: What a man at the center of Google’s self-driving tech lawsuit against Uber wants you to do

Self-driving truck startup Otto's cofounder Anthony Levandowski has established a "Way of the Future" church to develop an AI Godhead. Before we jump to the pews in science-fiction-turned-reality joy, let's keep the source in mind.

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Dec. 4 anti-ELD mandate rallies taking place across the country

This coming Monday, Dec. 4, rallies have been planned in a variety of locations in more than 40 states around the nation in an effort to roll the anti-mandate message east to west across the country and put some sunlight for the general public and local media on security, economic and safety issues.

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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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Happy Thanksgiving! (And a recipe…)

Thanks to Brock Childress for this great shot of the Smitty's Heavy Hauling KW -- and on this fine Thanksgiving Day, thanks to all of you for doing what you do. (Bonus: Cilantro slaw to accompany all manner of smoked/roasted meats...)

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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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Chuck Timbrook’s ‘Black Out’ vets-support rig now available at 1/32 scale

Regular readers will recall owner-operator Chuck Timbrook's now-famous military veterans-support "Black Out" 1999 Freightliner -- a scale model of the unit is now available, produced by the New-Ray model manufacturer.

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Meet Anthony Fox, owner-caretaker of this original Rubber Duck 1970 Mack RS700 ‘Convoy’ movie combo

Video: Showcasing 20-truck tanker fleet owner Anthony Fox of Rome, Ga., proud owner and caretaker of the piece of history that is one of the original 1970 Macks used in the classic "Convoy" trucking film of the 1970s -- better yet, it's attached to an also-original Trailmobile tank also using in the Sam Peckinpah flick.

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Carriers’ ‘magic eraser’ role in compounding uncompensated-detention issue: Rico Muhammad on the e-log shift

As a trade-off for the ultimate hassle of mandated e-logs, in this Overdrive Radio podcast Muhammad's hopeful owner-operators can both individually and collectively use the change as a cudgel to their advantage when dealing with brokers, shippers, receivers ... anyone who would insist on wasting drivers' time.

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