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August shaping up well on the spot market, all things considered — van, reefer updates

For vans, reefers, signs still point for strong rates for this time of year, which bodes well for the rest of the third quarter and through to the end of the year on the spot market.

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ELD clarifications: Dual accounts, edits, ‘unidentified driving’

Two officials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday addressed drivers’ questions and concerns regarding the coming electronic logging device mandate, touching on topics like record retention, the two types of ELD accounts, edits to logs and more.

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Magellan ELD self-certified, built in partnership with Samsung

The Magellan/Samsung partnership offers a way to separate work and play on the tablet on which it's built, Samsung's marquee Tab-E. BYOD options to run Magellan's ELD/nav software on select Samsung phones and tablets also exist.

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‘Rigs Without Cigs’ tobacco cessation campaign kicks off at GATS

Drivers who sign up for the campaign will get weekly emails or phone calls to answer any questions or to provide encouragement for continuing to cut back on tobacco use.

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‘Honky Tonk Nighttime Man’: Talent search finalist Michael Lochmiller

Lochmiller hauls for System Transport out of a home base in Las Vegas. In this edition of Overdrive Radio hear Red Eye Radio’s Eric Harley talk music, trucking and life with the driver. 

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Rand McNally updates GPS, ELD and dashboard device product lines

Rand McNally announced at GATS the release of its updated GPS device, the TND 540; a smaller-screen version of its Overdryve Pro dashboard device; and an ELD connector that is compatible with the company's TND 740, the DC 200 S.

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Showing at GATS: Documentary highlighting dependence on trucking, nation’s crumbling freight infrastructure

Three showings of an all-new documentary, "Be Prepared to Stop," relaying trucking's importance to the motoring public -- and the nation's and industry's dependence on a dated and long-neglected highway system -- will be held at the Great American Trucking Show this week.

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New Garmin commercial nav unit interoperable with Garmin ELD

Break planning and dispatch tools are enabled by the connection, with Garmin's commercial-nav features enhanced. The new Dezl 580 LMT-S is being introduced with a suggested retail of $299.99.

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‘Country Road’: Trucking, music, life with Trucker Talent Search finalist Richard Woods

Owner-operator Richard Woods earned his spot in this year's Overdrive/Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search with a cover of the famous John Denver tune, "Country Road." He's one of three finalists in the talent search, coming to a close with a final winner Friday, August 25, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Woods is an owner-operator hauling rail containers, largely, and lives in Hickory Flat, Mississippi. Following (and above), hear a little from ...

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Great American Trucking Show starts Thursday: Follow the action live on Overdrive

Follow the GATS events, including the Pride & Polish show truck competition, owner-operator business seminars, live trucking music and more, via Overdrive's social and newsletter channels. Here's how...

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