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ELD rumors dispelled: Small fleet exemption? Delay to 2019? Answers here…
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ELD rumors dispelled: Small fleet exemption? Delay to 2019? Answers here…

I received an email from an owner-operator this weekend with a few questions regarding the federal government’s fast-approaching mandate for electronic logging devices. The rule hasn’t changed since its publication in December 2015 (though FMCSA has altered its interpretations of the rule’s key exemption), but there seems to be lore among some in the industry...

August 10, 2017August 10, 2017by
HaulFox, FourKites Partner to Enhance Visibility for Freight Brokers
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HaulFox, FourKites Partner to Enhance Visibility for Freight Brokers

HaulFox, a provider of transportation management software for freight brokers, has partnered with freight-tracking technology provider FourKites to enhance supply chain visibility, the companies said in a joint announcement. FourKites’ technology collects shipping location and status information in real time from more than 60 onboard GPS systems, electronic logging devices, trailer tracking devices and driver...

August 8, 2017August 8, 2017by
Convoy, Uber Accelerate Push to Match Carriers With Loads Via Mobile Apps
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Convoy, Uber Accelerate Push to Match Carriers With Loads Via Mobile Apps

The push to automate freight brokering is gaining momentum with technology startup Convoy raising $62 million to accelerate its growth plans and Uber Freight adding features and expanding into new markets since its May launch. These digital freight brokers offer mobile applications that match carriers with loads, automate manual processes and provide upfront pricing and...

August 8, 2017August 8, 2017by
Uber Freight Expands Territory, App Features
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Uber Freight Expands Territory, App Features

Less than three months after launching, Uber Freight is expanding into new markets and building out its on-demand freight app, adding personalized features and push notifications to make it easier for drivers to find work. The ride-hailing technology company’s fledgling logistics business is expanding efforts to sign up drivers located in the West, Midwest and...

August 3, 2017August 3, 2017by
Uber’s Going Big Into Trucking Business, and Nowhere Bigger Than Texas
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Uber’s Going Big Into Trucking Business, and Nowhere Bigger Than Texas

  One of the biggest technology disruptors when it comes to shuttling people is now trying to transform the way goods are moved around the country. This spring, Uber launched Uber Freight, an app that matches truck drivers with loads of goods to pick up and deliver. Texas played a key role in the San...

July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by
ELD Provision in Transportation Bill Missing Crucial Support in Congress
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ELD Provision in Transportation Bill Missing Crucial Support in Congress

A provision in a House funding bill that would delay implementation of electronic logging devices for carriers that serve the agricultural sector faces an uphill battle and drew immediate criticism from the trucking industry. Language in the same bill that would pre-empt state laws for meal and rest breaks for truckers faces a clearer path...

July 24, 2017July 27, 2017by
Buying – and Riding – American
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Buying – and Riding – American

American manufacturing jobs are getting a boost thanks to the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buy America provisions.  Grounded in federal law, Buy America ensures that when U.S. taxpayers invest in public transportation, American workers in communities big and small benefit. The law requires that when federal taxpayer dollars are used for public transportation projects, the...

July 22, 2017July 27, 2017by
Bill to delay ELD mandate two years filed in House
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Bill to delay ELD mandate two years filed in House

A bill has been filed in the U.S. House to delay the compliance date of the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate two years, to December 2019. The change, if enacted, would give owner-operators two additional years to switch from paper logs to an electronic logging device. The legislation was introduced Tuesday and referred to the House’s...

July 22, 2017July 27, 2017by
US transportation infrastructure to end 2017 on high note
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US transportation infrastructure to end 2017 on high note

Dive Brief: The U.S. surface infrastructure sector is on a growth track for the rest of the year, despite uncertainty around President Donald Trump’s much-touted $1 trillion infrastructure plan, according to Logistics Management, citing a mid-year report from Fitch Ratings. The financial research company said airports and ports should continue to experience strong activity through...

July 20, 2017August 17, 2017by
Latest ‘uber for trucking’ launches app — this time, it’s from Uber itself
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Latest ‘uber for trucking’ launches app — this time, it’s from Uber itself

“Uber for trucking,” long considered a freight-matching unicorn, has come to a kind of fruition, with the ride-sharing giant today unveiling its brokerage’s Uber Freight matching app aimed at the owner-operator market with a focus on dry van and reefer loads. The unveiling comes as one of the company’s other initiatives, its autonomous vehicle development...

May 19, 2017July 27, 2017by
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