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Spot Rates Soar as Load Volume Jumps 27%

Spot truckload rates jumped sharply during the week ending June 9 as the number of loads on DAT load boards increased 27% while truck posts fell 0.4%. Higher demand for capacity during a week that included the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz helped drive up rates.

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Supreme Court Nixes J.B. Hunt Appeal on Driver Break Lawsuit

Court case on state preemptiuon of federal break rules will be heard in September.

By declining to hear a review of J.B. Hunt's appeal to overturn a lower court ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a class action lawsuit filed by truck drivers against the motor carrier over meal and rest break rules to go forward. The lawsuit is headed to court in September—11 years after it was initiated.

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Geotab Offers Smart City Data Website

Geotab has launched a big data website that will help fleets better navigate city driving hazards.

Geotab has launched a data website that will help fleets better navigate city driving hazards with aggregated datasets about hazardous driving areas, road impediments, and parking, the telematics provider announced at its Geotab Connect event in Toronto.

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Ford, Verizon Connect Extend Telematics Agreement

Ford and Verizon Connect have extended ther fleet telematics agreement for several more years.

Ford Commercial Solutions and Verizon Connect have extended their telematics agreement for multiple additional years to deliver software solutions and embedded connectivity to Ford's commercial customers, the telematics provider announced.

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Geotab Acquires EV Telematics Company

Geotab has acquired FleetCarma, an EV telematics specialist, to accelerate adoption of...

Geotab has acquired FleetCarma, a Canadian telematics company that specializes in the management of electrified vehicles, the telematics provider announced at its Geotab Connect conference in Toronto today.

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Got Questions? ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He...

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Scott Sutarik from Geotab

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Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

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Daimler Trucks Demonstrates Truck Platooning

Two paired trucks use Level 2 automated technology to remain 15 meters apart during...

Daimler Trucks North America demonstrated “pairing” of two trucks, what is commonly known as two-truck platooning, at the Capital Market and Technology Day June 6. This fuel-saving technology is also a step on the path to more highly automated vehicles.

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Senate Advances DOT Funding Bill with No Trucking Riders

The Senate version of the THUD bill does not contain any of the riders that trucking interests...

The Senate version of the THUD bill does not contain any of the riders that trucking interests have been flogging on Capitol Hill, such as provisions for waivers of the electronic logging device rule or to prevent states from pre-empting federal law on meal and rest breaks for truckers

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Ford Establishes Fleet Vehicle Data Unit

Ford Commercial Services will serve secure data about commercial and police fleet vehicles as...

Ford Motor Co. has established a connected-vehicle business unit to serve secure data about commercial and police fleet vehicles as part of its cloud-based mobility initiative.