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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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FMCSA extends charter for safety advisory committee

The MCSAC is designed to provide FMCSA with advice and recommendations on motor carrier safety programs and regulations. The committee is made up of 20 voters from safety advocacy, safety enforcement, labor and industry stakeholders.

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Guardian camera system/Geotab integration

The Guardian system by Seeing Machines, which combines road- and driver-facing cameras with processing power to detect signs of fatigue and/or distraction, is now available as an add-in on telematics/ELD provider Geotab's marketplace for third-party tools.

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CargoNet launches tool to help identify theft risk by route

Cargo theft tracking and reporting firm CargoNet announced Monday it has upgraded its system to provide a new online tool, dubbed RouteSearch, to detect risk of cargo theft incident by carriers’ and drivers’ routes.

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‘It’s time somebody starts looking out for the little guy’ — more voices from the ELD protests

On Overdrive Radio: As ripples continue to emanate from a renewed sense of camaraderie among many of the ELD-mandate-protest participants in D.C. and around the country, a run through a variety of conversations during protest days 1 and 2 a week and more back, and more from the mailbag.

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Board that sets carrier registration fees set to meet later this month

The Board is currently under scrutiny after a recently filed lawsuit claims the UCR Board met to decide fee changes without a public notice, as required by federal law.

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Shippers expect big rate increases as market swings in truckers’ favor

Shippers fear "double-digit," by percentage, rate increases loom as trucking capacity continues to tighten and spot market freight activity -- and rates -- continue to gain ground. Spot market rates have soared in recent months, and the contract market could be next, says an FTR analyst.

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