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A corrective to ‘bubble-wrapped’ driving syndrome

A tip from Mustang's Trucking -- don't try to read a book while going down the road -- applicable whether your truck is "bubble-wrapped" with auto-braking and lane-departure-warning tech or not ...

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Some states aren’t enforcing the ELD mandate yet simply because they can’t

Some states won’t be writing citations or tickets for non compliance with the ELD mandate because, legally, they can’t.

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Fitzgerald signs on as sponsor for NHRA drag racing team

The company will serve as primary sponsor on Alex Laughlin’s pro stock Camaro at the Thunder Valley Nationals in Bristol, Tenn., in June, and will be a secondary sponsor throughout the rest of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.

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Digital broker’s freight platform expands

The Next Trucking tech-enabled brokeraged announced a $21M series B round of financing to expand the “trucker-centric” online freight marketplace it launched two years ago.

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Fuel prices, post-ELD pressure sustain elevated rate picture on spot market

Rising fuel costs, topping $3/gal. nationally in recent weeks, have added pressure on freight rates, slowing their seasonal decline a bit. But the bigger story remains a capacity crunch that’s put truckers in the driver's seat on rates, partly a result of proliferating ELDs.

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Due to Super Bowl, Minnesota suspends oversize/overweight loads this weekend

If you have an oversized or overweight load headed to or through Minnesota yet this week, do it before Saturday afternoon or you’ll have to wait until Monday morning.

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ELD mandate meets reality

Increasingly, mandated ELDs are highlighting inadequacies of the hours of service rule. But "rules are rules," note watchers. Regarding the wiggle room that drivers enjoyed with paper logs, there is no quick tweaking of hours today in the cards that would restore that unofficial flexibility.

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Trucking Parking USA app partners with ProMiles to offer fuel pricing, routing

The app will now provide location-based fuel pricing tool for truck drivers to view current retail diesel prices at thousands of truck stop locations. The app also considers routes based on truck parking capacity.

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TCA announces 2018’s 20 ‘Best Fleets to Drive For’

The carriers in the program must have at least 10 trucks and be nominated by a company driver or owner-operator. TCA says the fleets are being recognized “for providing exemplary work environments for their professional truck drivers and independent contractors.”

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Trump now calls for $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, but funding details remain fuzzy

Like Trump’s calls for high-price-tag infrastructure packages in the past, he seemingly envisions states, localities and the private sector picking up the bulk of that total, instead of the federal government. Critics have said Trump's plans would lead to an expansion of highway tolling.

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