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Truckers using phone-based ELDs can change duty status away from truck, FMCSA says

FMCSA will, at least for five years, allow drivers using mobile device-based ELDs (those run on a phone or tablet) to change duty status outside of and away from their vehicle. Such changes in duty status will need to be annotated, the agency says.

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‘Truckers for Humanity’ hosting live-streamed concert, benefit event Saturday

On the Truckers for Humanity Facebook page the evening of October 21, six trucker/singer-songwriters will perform live to benefit TruckersFinalMile.org.

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Business base: Mechanical experience before buying the truck

While knowledge of the working systems of the truck is required of an CDL driver, there’s no replacement for maintenance experience when it comes to hands-on know-how to save on repairs by doing them yourself, or knowing when not to.

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Higher driver pay drove carriers’ costs higher in 2016

Carrier costs on the whole climbed 1.5 cents a mile last year, according to a report from the American Transportation Research Institute, with increases in spending on driver wages and benefits outpacing savings from lower fuel expenditures.

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Illinois DOT looking for feedback on rest areas

The survey asks drivers how and why they currently use the rest areas, their level of satisfaction with the rest areas, how important certain features are and more.

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Driver reportedly run over, killed by own truck

When the truck began moving, the driver reportedly attempted to stop it and was run over and killed.

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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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Partners in Business tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider, who can then provide you with a monthly profit and loss statement as well as accurate quarterly tax estimates.

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Ormond Beach Love’s offering fuel-and-go only during Biketoberfest

No long-term parking will be available during the event from Oct. 19-22. Love's says making the location fuel-and-go only is an effort to reduce traffic on the exit, which police have been forced to close in previous years due to severe traffic jams.

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I-70 East in Indiana reduced to one lane for bridge project

Crews have reduced I-70 East to one lane throughout the 13-day project. Drivers should also plan for single-lane closures in both directions between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night throughout the project.

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