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Tow truck driver arrested, charged in murder of trucker in Illinois

Tow truck driver arrested, charged in murder of trucker in Illinois

Police are calling the shooting a "road rage incident," and say there are "no apparent ties" between the shooter and the victim.

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Partners in Business tip: Use overdraft protection

There are options that are much less costly than bouncing a check.

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Tips for cargo securement offered by CVSA ahead of Roadcheck inspection blitz

Tips for cargo securement offered by CVSA ahead of Roadcheck inspection blitz

Violations related to load securement include failure to prevent shifting and/or loss of load; failure to secure truck equipment; damaged tie-downs; insufficient tie-downs; and loose tie-downs.

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Eric Thompson’s 2015 Peterbilt 389

Eric Thompson's 2015 Peterbilt 389

Upgrades to the include eight-inch stacks and stainless steel half fenders. The trailer is a 48-foot 2017 MAC flatbed.

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Trucker shot, killed while driving on I-88 in Illinois

According to a report from ABC-7, another vehicle traveling eastbound on the interstate fired a gun into the Volvo driven by Eduardo Munoz, 43, of Sunrise, Fla. Munoz was able to pull the truck over to the shoulder of the Interstate after he was struck.

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FMCSA holding autonomous trucks meeting next week

FMCSA holding autonomous trucks meeting next week

During the meeting, FMCSA is looking for information relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of "highly autonomous" vehicles, specifically dealing with CDLs, qualification of drivers, the use of electronic devices, hours-of-service for drivers and inspection, repair and maintenance of the trucks.

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TA to open first Bob Evans restaurant at Ohio location

The restaurant, which seats 116 customers, will be the chain's first to open at a TA. There will be a full menu, along with a bakery case with pre-packaged food to go.

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ELDs: How much does compliance with mandate cost?

While the $1,000-plus onboard systems with expensive ongoing costs in maintenance and subscriptions haven’t gone away entirely, many inexpensive options exist, even among dedicated units.

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Less than two weeks to enter Overdrive singing contest

The Trucker Talent Search is back for its fourth year and is looking for truckers who love to sing.

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Volvo introduces new tractor aimed at regional market

Volvo introduces new tractor aimed at regional market

Volvo Trucks on Thursday in Montreal rolled out the company’s first new production model tractor since the VN Series debuted 15 years ago. The VNR will be available in three models: daycab, 42-inch flat roof sleeper and 61-inch mid-roof sleeper.

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