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‘Apps 4 Truckers’ podcast from longtime driver

Trucker Tim Spence's Apps4Truckers podcast combines interviews with drivers and reviews of smartphone apps with a focus on being "the transition place," Spence says, between technical software instruction and information about such software that is actually useful.

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I-44 bridge work in OKC reveals further damage

Damage prompted lane closures between Pennsylvania and Western avenues that, OklaDOT says, should reopen in May. Lane closures in Okemah on I-40, meanwhile, are ongoing through the fall.

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Texas Trucking Association president calls for speed limit reduction

And readers sound off on speed in the wake of South Dakota's early-April introduction of an 80-mph top speed limit.

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Military-tribute ‘Black Out’ rig nearing completion

Checking in with W.Va.-based owner-operator Charles Timbrook and his progress on the 1999 Freightliner Classic military-themed tribute rig he's been working on over the last year and more. Getting close!...

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Pavement, striping work on Ohio I-275 at I-74 Thu.-Mon.

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced some lane closures happening at a result of pavement and striping work on Interstate 275 around Cincinnati beginning Thursday, April 23.

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POLL: If any, what weigh station bypassing system do you use?

Whether the longstanding PrePass or NorPass systems or newer Drivewyze (or none at all), which system is in your truck? Vote in the poll here and sound off on system utility in the comments.

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Camaraderie on the road: Where did it go?

Voices on driver-to-driver camaraderie -- "pay it forward, you never go wrong." And: A mailbag podcast rounding up reader reactions to the dismissal of one owner-operator's obstruction of justice case.

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I-70 WB in Indiana down to one lane Wed., Sat.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced construction crews will restrict westbound Interstate 70 lanes near U.S. 35, Exit 149, and the truck scale facilities in Richmond.

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Biodiesel in crosshairs of lawsuit against Minnesota’s B10 blend mandate

Plaintiffs contend the mandate "denies consumers in Minnesota access to the diesel fuel recommended for most diesel passenger vehicles and light trucks," typically up to B5, while also raising costs for heavy trucks fueling in the state.

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DAT Keypoint operating software, new features

Smaller and smaller carriers are feeling compelled to run parallel brokerages to satisfy customers, DAT says. Its Keypoint TMS software specifically built for brokerages fills the needs of such customers.

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