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FMCSA clarifies ELD compliance extensions, non-compliant devices

Two new guidelines from FMCSA on ELDs: Older devices that buy carriers' time but aren't long-term compliance options for the mandate can be transferred to a new truck and operators will have eight days to deploy a compliant device if their ELD is found to be non-compliant.

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W900L glider rolls in log-hauling fleet

Last year, Dan Pardovich and his brother, Ryan, took the engine and transmission from a donor truck and built a W900L glider.

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Check out this workhorse: Don Cooper’s 379

A neat internal-breather treatment on the Cooper Farms 1998 Peterbilt 379 -- photos and more of the McAlpin, Fla.-based rig of owner-operator Don Cooper.

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More off/on-duty discussion

Debate continues over loading/unloading situations and what exactly consitutes "off-duty" time under the new hours rule.

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Final send-off for a Maine log-hauling legend

Dale Crawford was the owner of the Maine Crawford family's log-hauling outfit until he sold it to his brother, Robin, in 2000 upon becoming ill. He passed away last week.

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Heavy log hauler gets ’er done

Burke Purdon Enterprises of British Columbia, hauling heavy as a contract log hauler, extols the virtues of a relatively young Freightliner model.

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EOBRs, broker bond in limbo as highway bill nears

If passed as drafted, MAP-21 would mandate EOBRs for virtually all interstate carriers and raise brokers' minimum surety requirements to $100,000.

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Log-haulers, Bastrop County TX wants you

In addition to the Lost Pines Log Pull competition Bastrop nonprofit Logs to Lumber is hosting this coming weekend to add competitive spirit to their efforts harvesting viable timber from an area devastated by wildfires last year and help more than 1,700 homeowners rebuild, Jamaica Morz, working with the organization, could also use a little timber/lumber-hauling help. "We are currently working with a grassroots organization, Logs to Lumber, that has made an arrangement with a sawmill ...

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SpeakOut

Truckers weigh in on pay for waiting, a "witch hunt," improving their health and more current issues.

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Pacific, Hayes truck enthusiasts gathering this weekend in B.C.

It's the first-annual Cache Creek Truck Show, a production of the British Columbia-based Hayes and Pacific truck clubs. Truck club member and organizer Wes Bergman, a former off-highway hauler now spending much of his time keeping the Canadian-made makes and their models alive, says they've got a good number of trucks set to show and are hoping for several more from folks just "showing up." "Hayes haven’t been manufactured since 1975," he says. "The last Pacifics ...

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