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Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations, explains about the new U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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New Gauge of Freight Shipping and Economy Debuts at ATA

ORLANDO - U.S. Bank announced the launch of a new barometer for assessing the nation’s shipping industry on Sunday during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Florida.

Acuity Insurance's Cliff Johnson talks trucking insurance to reporters. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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ELD, Driver Safety & Wellness Among ATA Announcements

ORLANDO – An electronic logging device, a driver security system and a new driver wellness app were among a series of brief trucking product and service announcements Saturday ahead of the official start of the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

Jim Ward of D.M. Bowman and Collin Mooney of CVSA talk ELDs at ATA MC&E. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

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ELD Mandate Enforcement Highlights ATA Educational Session

ORLANDO — In a sometimes-lively educational session at the American Trucking Associations 2017 Management Conference & Exhibition Saturday, a panel of regulatory, enforcement and fleet personnel fielded questions on enforcement and other aspects of the electronic logging device mandate that goes into effect Dec. 18.

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Don't Miss This Critical Step in ELD Implementation

There’s more to complying with the electronic logging device mandate than putting the devices in your trucks. Will your new ELD policies and procedures pass FMCSA’s scrutiny as adequate safety management controls?

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HDT’s New ELD Channel Keeps You Up to Speed

Heavy Duty Trucking has launched a new ELD channel on Truckinginfo.com that contains every news story, feature article, and video our editors produce on the electronic logging device mandate.

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FMCSA Issues Two Narrow ELD Exemptions to All Carriers

Having decided to grant part of a United Parcel Service request for a limited 5-year exemption from some provisions of the electronic logging device mandate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will now allow all motor carriers — not just UPS — and drivers to make use of two new temporary exemptions from the ELD rule.

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Pay Hikes Abound as Fleets Try to Retain Drivers

Several fleets have announced pay and benefit increases for drivers as the industry keeps trying to address the driver shortage.

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Earnings Watch: Werner, Covenant See Double-Digit Gains; Marten Nearly Unchanged

Three trucking fleets issued their third quarter earnings reports on Thursday, with two showing profits increasing significantly from the same time a year earlier, while the third was healthy but nearly the same as it was a year earlier.

Adopting more technological advances is the most likely route to cut back insurance costs, including leveraging solutions to curb distracted driving and other unsafe behaviors. Photos: iStockPhoto

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Why Insurance Costs are Sky-High

A perfect storm of business conditions has whipped up insurance costs, but applying technology and managing people can help calm the tempest.

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Survey: Fleets Investing in Technology to Cut Costs

In a recent survey of the transportation industry by Teletrac Navman, 39% of fleets named reducing costs as a top business goal in 2017.

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