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Brave new trucking world: Talking ELD angst, adjustment with Gary Buchs; plus Wes Memphis’ latest

Owner-operator Gary Buchs: Trucking "didn't die" on December 18. "It just changed, and with every change there’s opportunity." This Overdrive Radio edition runs through what the Landstar-leased owner-operator feels could be effective owner-operator strategy in the weeks and months ahead.

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Pilot Flying J adds real-time parking information to app for certain locations

So far, the company has added wireless traffic sensors to 30 PFJ locations along the I-5 corridor from San Diego to Seattle, as well as one location in Knoxville, Tenn., that will feed real-time parking information to the app.

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Cargo theft recording firms warn of increased threat during holidays

SensiGuard predicts holiday losses will increase sharply based on numbers from November. The firm says November 2017 saw a 37 percent increase in theft volume from November 2016 and a 101 percent increase in the average value loss per theft.

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Surge of new ELD users tests vendors’ systems

Though most prominent electronic logging device manufacturers reported no disruptions in service as the ELD mandate took effect Monday, more than one ELD supplier was reported to have temporary service outages most of the day due to the wave of new users coming online.

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Truckers still have time to finish Christmas shopping online

Truckers can still order last-minute gifts delivered by Christmas or arrange in-store pickup through Christmas Eve.

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ELD-Day: On the ground with enforcement in Kentucky as truckers, officers adjust to new logs reality

Reporting live from the scales on the ELD mandate's enforcement deadline, Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills notes Kentucky personnel are checking e-logs, albeit loosely for some. Overdrive readers on Facebook mostly reported the day was business as usual...

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Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hike goes into effect Jan. 7

The increase will see the most common toll for a Class 8 truck increase from $23.60 to $25.01 for E-ZPass and from $33.10 to $35.08 for cash.

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Trucker wins $4M in lottery

Mark Clark, 47, from South Rockwood southwest of Detroit, made a fuel delivery to the 127 Party Store in Hudson, Michigan Friday, Dec. 15, and as usual bought a scratch-off ticket. It was a winner, landing him $4 million.

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Electric truck maker Thor targets short-haul segment with battery-powered rig

With contemporaries like Tesla and Nikola Motor Company targeting the long-haul segment, Sordoni says Thor is content with developing a tractor for regional purposes.

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Army veteran trucker wins new Kenworth T680

Gregg Softy, a Stevens Transport driver and retired 28-year U.S. Army veteran, won the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes 2017 Transition Trucking Driving for Excellence award.

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