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Truckers Probably Pulled Over to Watch the Eclipse

Video-based telematics provider Lytx found that truck drivers seemed to join in with the rest of the country last week to catch a glimpse of the eclipse, according to data from trucks equipped with its DriveCam system.

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Hurricane Harvey Could Disrupt Trucking for Some Time

Hurricane Harvey, whose heavy rains brought devastating flooding to Houston and much of south Texas, may yet cause more trouble for the region-- the National Weather Service predicting an additional 25 inches of rain through the end of the week in certain areas.

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Harvey Causing Historic Flooding in South Texas

With the National Weather Service calling Hurricane Harvey "unprecedented" and "beyond anything experienced," hundreds of highways are closed, trucking is already mobilizing relief, and at least one trucker was among the thousands who had to be rescued over the weekend.

The Reuters News Agency is reporting that Tesla's electric truck will be a day cab model without a sleeper. Photo: Tesla

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More Details Emerge on Tesla Electric Big Rig

Tesla's soon-to-be-unveiled all-electric truck will be a day cab model with a 200- to 300-mile daily operating range, according to a report by Reuters.

The National Hurricane Center is advising against all but essential local travel on roadways affected by Hurricane Harvey. Photo: National Hurricane Center

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Travel Advisories in Effect as Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas

Meteorologists say the storm could dump up to 30 inches of water on the Texas and Louisiana coasts and are urging drivers to stay off of roads.

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Analysis: Industrial Activity Points to a Mixed Picture

Recent reports on industrial activity have done little to change FTR's viewpoint on the strength of the U.S. economy or freight demand.

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Economic Watch: Core Capital Goods Orders Soar, Existing Home Sales Slip

New orders for big-ticket durable goods fell in July by the most in nearly three years, while the market for existing home sales cooled following a drop in new home sales.

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Spot Truckload Rates Fall for Second Straight Week

Spot truckload freight rates moved slightly lower for the second week in a row as freight volume remained strong, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

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Upcoming NACV Show Sells Out Exhibition Space

The North American Commercial Vehicle Show 2017 announced that it has officially sold out its 365,000 square feet of net exhibition space. The inaugural edition of the commercial vehicle industry trade show takes place from Sept. 25-28 in Atlanta.

Products

Garmin Offers Suite of Truck Solutions Through Navigation Device

Garmin International has introduced the dēzl 580 LMT-S navigation device for trucks, offering built in- Wi-Fi for updates and a suite of truck solutions that can include hours of service compliance

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Considerations to Make Before Financing Your Next Truck Lease
This e-book will guide you through the proper steps and procedures to follow in order to effectively analyze and determine which leasing options are right for your fleet.
Why Fleets Should Be Looking Beyond ELD
With the ELD Mandate deadline looming, fleets are understandably focused on ensuring they are compliant. But many fleets are planning to minimally comply, investing as little as possible in ELD technology – for those fleets, ELDs will always be a cost center. For fleets taking a long-term view, ELDs can be a profit center.
Understanding Electronic Logging Devices
On December 18th, 2017, companies who are already required to have their drivers keep paper logs to record Hours of Service (HOS) will now be required to switch to electronic logging devices (ELDs). Find out answers to your questions about what this means for your company and your drivers in this eBook.
ELD Exemption Guide
The ELD compliance deadline will be here before you know it. Find out if you’re exempt with this complimentary ELD exemption assessment.
AOBRDs vs. ELDs Cheat Sheet
The FMCSA's ELD Mandate lists ELD-compliant devices as a requirement, but how does this new technology compare to devices that have been used in the past? In this cheat sheet, you'll learn about the major differences between an automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD) and an electronic logging device (ELD).
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