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Restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig to travel to GATS!

The Evel Knievel Mack's showing at the Great American Trucking Show will come on the heels of the Aug. 21 opening of the "Being Evel" feature documentary about the daredevil's life. Watch the trailer here.

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NB I-65 in Indiana to remain closed ‘indefinitely’ near Lafayette

Pending structural analysis and testing, the I-65 NB closure near Lafayette is by some estimates reroute 8,000 trucks a day on a 40-mile detour costing the industry untold amounts.

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POLL: Best way to tackle detention?

Should government mandate, as the Obama administration's DOT has attempted, that carriers pay detention to drivers, or is continued industry standardization of detention pay the best tack? Something else?

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Run an e-log as a team? Keep a regular weekly schedule? …

Here's the criteria FMCSA used to allow McKee Foods' private fleet's drivers to use 5/5-, 4/6- or 3/7-hour sleeper splits to satisfy the required 10 hours of sleeper berth time.

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Reefer leads volume boost on the spot market

Where it's hot and where it's not -- load volume shows increases in this weekly freight trends spotlight, but rates slip a little: hot market maps and analysis for dry van, reefer and flatbed.

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New musical beginnings: Trucker Talent Search finalist Nate Moran

From this podcast interview with Moran, conducted by Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley, it's clear personal history plays a large part in the Smokey Point Distributing driver's budding musical career and more.

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Cargomatic freight service adds New York to its regional mix

Connecting "shippers and truckers in real-time" via its smartphone app and back-end service, Cargomatic's official launch into the New York City metropolitan market was announced today.

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Exemptions adding fuel to hours debate

Bob Hearns, among others, weighs in: "keep asking for those legitimate exemptions, and maybe the rule makers, who do not know the industry … might wake up and do not only the right thing, but the necessary thing."

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I-70W reopened after three-hour closure in Colorado at Eisenhower tunnel

After the Colorado DOT reported an accident west of the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70, near Milemarker 215, closed all westbound lanes, lanes were reported reopened three-four hours later.

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Music over 3 million+ miles: Trucker Talent Search finalist Don Whatley

In this podcast interview with Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley, driver-songwriter Don Whatley details the near 4 million miles he's spent behind the wheel, never a guitar far his fingers over a half-century of music.

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