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hours of service
Report: FMCSA can’t effectively study 2013 hours of service, safety conclusions likely skewed
A new Congressional report says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has limited ability to truly evaluate the 2013-implemented hours-of-service rule because its study did not meet research standards and has data constraints. The GAO report covers the agency's 2014-released study ...
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Video: J&L Contracting’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 — Back in Black
The "Back in Black" glider, powered by a 6nz Cat, was formerly the truck of then-Landstar-leased Brett Cole -- J&L retooled it for heavy haul, among other extensive customizations, says J&L's Randy Menkel.
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csa's data trail
Top 10 most intense states for inspection violations
This top-ten hall of fame -- or shame, depending on your perspective -- is actually a top 11, showing states in which the most violations per individual inspection were written throughout calendar year 2014.
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highways
President signs three-month highway patch into law
President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, July 31, a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months.
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GATS Beer Garden making inaugural appearance
New to the Great American Trucking Show this year is the GATS Beer Garden, which will feature a different local brewery each day.
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Trucker-themed Rifle: Click Here To Win

Overdrive is giving away a special trucker-themed rifle, a Henry Repeating Arms American Trucker’s Tribute Golden Boy .22. Click here to enter to win!
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Overdrive Extra
A safer, more sensible CDL entry path
The current prohibition on interstate driving for 18-20-year-old CDL holders does only so much to promote safety.
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The Great American Trucking Show, It’s Where Trucking Comes Home.

Join us August 27-29 in Dallas, TX. GATS is host to over 500 trucking industry exhibitors, Overdrive’s Pride & Polish Truck Beauty National Championship and so much more! Register now for FREE.
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George & Wendy Show
Broken thermostats and filthy lies
"I had someone come up to me at the Rantoul show and say, 'I love your filthy lies. They crack me up.' A normal person would probably be incensed by this..." Wendy, normal? Um... Sometimes, staying comfortable on the road ...
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pride and polish
25 for 25: Melvin Davis Jr.’s 2000 Freightliner Classic ‘Hillbilly Hilton’
In the fifteenth week of the countdown of our top 25 custom truck videos, here's Melvin Davis Jr.'s 2000 Freightliner Classic that he named the Hillbilly Hilton.
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The Great American Trucking Show Is Where Your Health And Wellness Matter.

GATS will feature an expanded Landstar's Fit for the Road Health and Wellness Pavilion which will host free health screenings, cooking and educational demos. Come get healthy and keep truckin'!
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IN THIS ISSUE
» Report: FMCSA can’t effectively study 2013 hours of service, safety conclusions likely skewed
» Video: J&L Contracting’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 — Back in Black
» Top 10 most intense states for inspection violations
» President signs three-month highway patch into law
» GATS Beer Garden making inaugural appearance
» A safer, more sensible CDL entry path
» Broken thermostats and filthy lies
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Video: J&L Contracting’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 — Back in Black
The "Back in Black" glider, powered by a 6nz Cat, was formerly the truck of then-Landstar-leased Brett Cole -- J&L retooled it for heavy haul, among other extensive customizations, says J&L's Randy Menkel.
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A safer, more sensible CDL entry path
The current prohibition on interstate driving for 18-20-year-old CDL holders does only so much to promote safety.
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Business Insights
Add your video to Overdrive’s Dashcam Central

Got an on-highway dashcam clip or mounted GoPro video with a story behind it? Dashcam Central is our repository for video sharing – recent additions show anything from a reckless four-wheeler maneuver up ahead in Chicago to a haul over Colorado’s notorious Loveland Pass. Just upload your clip to Youtube, grab the video’s URL and tell other readers the story here, where you can also see other readers’ vids.

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