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Tips to Using Your Smartphone as a Scanner

Posted on 4/7/2014 by Mecca Howe in Technology Freight Finding

If you have a smartphone with a camera, you essentially have a mobile document scanner—one you can use to scan and submit invoices and other paperwork to companies you work with. Whether you use a document scanning app on an Android, iPhone, or a Windows Mobile device, the process is nearly identical.

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Yokohama Opens New Commercial Truck Tire Plant

Posted on 4/7/2014 by Mecca Howe in Tires

“Let the construction begin,” announced Yokohama Tire in September 2013 when it broke ground at its brand new commercial truck tire manufacturing facility in West Point, Mississippi, and begin it did. Six months later, the company has made tremendous progress in keeping up with its aggressive plan to be production-ready by October 2015.

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NEW- Occupational Accident Insurance Benefits

Posted on 4/1/2014 by Mecca Howe in Occupational Accident Insurance

We know how the saying goes, "when it rains, it pours". So, we wanted to assure our members and their drivers that when the storm does come, we've got them covered. Just in time for rainy season, TruckersB2B members and their employees now have access to a full range of occupational accident and workers compensation benefits with Trinity Risk and AON Risk Solutions.

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Top 5 Pitfalls in Trucking, and how to Avoid Them

Posted on 3/31/2014 by Mecca Howe in Technology

This is no April Fool's joke. We are celebrating spring with a new FREE webinar from Prophesy Transportation Solutions and an iPad Mini giveaway! Take a little spring break and attend the Top 5 Pitfalls in Trucking webinar on Wednesday, April 9 at 3:00 p.m. EST. You will automatically be entered to win!

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International Drive the Difference Sales Event

Posted on 3/27/2014 by Mecca Howe

International® is hosting its Drive the Difference Sales Event. Check out their limited-time offers and start driving their award-winning trucks for less.

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FMCSA Proposes to Make Electronic Logging Devices Required

Posted on 3/13/2014 by Mecca Howe

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced its proposal to require the use of Electronic Logging Devices by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. The mandate is said to improve hours of service compliance and reduce the strain and mistakes of paper recordkeeping.

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Bond Fallout Could Mean One-Third Fewer Brokers in 2014

Posted on 2/26/2014 by Mecca Howe

The FMCSA has revoked the operating authority of 8,810 brokers since Dec. 2, the date the federal agency began revoking authority from brokers without a $75,000 bond. That's a whopping 38 percent of brokers that had operating authority at the beginning of the month.

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Maintenance Software Webinar - Win an iPad Mini!

Posted on 2/14/2014 by Mecca Howe in Maintenance

Join us and Prophesy Transportation Solutions for a free webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. EST, and you'll be entered to win an iPad Mini!

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Navistar takes home 2014 ATD Truck of the Year titles!

Posted on 2/13/2014 by Mecca Howe in Equipment Industry News

We want to congratulate our vendor partner, Navistar, for winning the Commercial Truck of the Year awards at the 2014 American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Exposition in New Orleans!

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Congrats to our awesome fleets!

Posted on 2/7/2014 by Mecca Howe in Industry News

We want to congratulate our member fleets that made the annual top 20 Best Fleets to Drive For list. The list named by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge was based on criteria including total compensation, benefits, advancement opportunities, driver turnover rate and fleet's safety record.

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