James Jaillet

Photos: Beauty shots of 75 Chrome Pride & Polish winners

The first Overdrive's Pride & Polish show took place this weekend at the 75 Chrome Shop Show in Wildwood, Fla. Here's another look at the Best of Show winners from the weekend -long event.

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Photo gallery: 75 Chrome Pride & Polish competitors, full list of winners from year’s first show

The first Overdrive's Pride & Polish show truck contest wrapped up Sunday in Wildwood, Fla., at the 75 Chrome Shop, where dozens of competitors showed to participate in the annual April-held event. Here's a gallery of competitors and the full list of winners.

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Driver turnover rates show potential for continued wage growth for truckers, ATA says

Sky high driver turnover rates at large and small carriers will continue to put upward pressure on truck driver wages, says ATA's Chief Economist.

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75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish sends six more rigs to 2016 championship

Four custom show trucks won Best of Show honors at the annual 75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish show held in Wildwood, Fla., this weekend, sending all four to compete in the 2016 Pride & Polish National Championship.

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Senate bill clears up 34-hour restart confusion, could add new hours limits

The bill corrects a legislative mess-up from December that put the 34-hour restart in jeopardy by ensuring the restart will remain available for truckers. However, it would also put in place a new 73-hour on-duty limit in a consecutive seven-day period.

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Spot market slips again as loads dip; a look at top states for freight activity

Truckstop.com's Market Demand Index decreased 3.6 percent in the week ending April 18, due to a 3.3 percent decrease in load availability. Compared to the same month last year, load availability was down 16.5 percent, and the overall MDI was down a comparable 16.6 percent.

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Flexible split sleeper berth exemption extended 4 more years

Private carrier McKee Foods has been granted an extension to its 2015-granted waiver, which allows its drivers to divide their 10 required sleeper berth hours into 5/5, 6/4 or 3/7 splits. FMCSA's own commissioned research has shown split sleep has little to no bearing on truck driver fatigue or safety. Truckers, however, still must abide by the rigid 14-hour rule.

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Teamsters, safety groups to Congress: Don’t touch hours of service

Two key trucking items likely to see action in the appropriations process include a fix to the hours of service legislative screw-up from Congress’ 2016 DOT appropriations law and the revival of the so-called “federal authority” provisions floated in recent transportation-related bills.

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Who’s OOIDA given to so far this election season?

Data pulled for the period between Jan. 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016, shows no contributions to presidential candidates. It does show broad support for candidates with a record of backing policies also supported by OOIDA.

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Rates report mixed for March as flatbed, van see small gains, reefer dips

Following big drops in February, per-mile rate averages paid to carriers saw little in the way of a rebound in March, with van and flatbed posting small gains and reefer rates declining further from February’s dip.

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