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TCA to Congress: Keep 80,000-pound truck-weight limit in place

TCA to Congress: Keep 80,000-pound truck-weight limit in place

Those in favor of the legislation, such as Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), say increasing maximum weight limits in the U.S. would boost highway safety, reduce congestion and increase trucking’s efficiency. TCA, however, says the limit is unnecessary and would force carriers into expensive retrofits.

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Landstar contractor wins $25,000 as year’s top owner-operator

Landstar Systems’ Gary Buchs won $25,000 Tuesday night when he was named 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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TCA names two carriers as Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA names two carriers as Best Fleets to Drive For

Here are North America's top two fleets for drivers, as named by TCA each year at its annual convention.

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Trucker who rescued fellow driver from flood named Highway Angel of the Year

Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., a driver for Melton Truck Lines out of Tulsa, Okla., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel of the Year for rescuing another truck driver from rising flood waters last April in Houston.

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Oversized freight hauler Kevin Kocmich a finalist for Owner-Operator of the Year

Oversized freight hauler Kevin Kocmich a finalist for Owner-Operator of the Year

Kevin Kocmich, 55, of Litchfield, Minnesota, averages 115,000 miles a year -- pretty good, he says, considering he’s hauling mostly oversized loads with curfew restrictions.

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Philip Keith, Owner-Operator of the Year finalist, has done it all in trucking

The native of Long Beach, Miss., has been driving trucks for 33 years, amassing more than 4 million accident-free miles. He’s leased to WEL Companies out of De Pere, Wisconsin, and hauls mostly food products in reefers.

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Gary Buchs finds value in people

Gary Buchs, 62, of Colfax, Illinois, has spent many solo hours logging 2.3 million accident-free miles in his 27-year driving career. His success comes from being able to interact with so many people daily. Buchs is one of three finalists for the 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year, produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Trucker chases, catches and stops dump truck whose driver was incapacitated

Trucker chases, catches and stops dump truck whose driver was incapacitated

Once on the side of the road, David ran down the dump truck on foot, opened the door and set the brakes. When the dump truck stopped, he checked on the driver, who was not breathing.

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TCA names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA names 20 Best Fleets to Drive For

TCA says the 20 for-hire trucking companies are being recognized for having “exemplary work environments” for their truck drivers and other employees.

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Driver named Highway Angel for helping motorist who had stroke

Driver named Highway Angel for helping motorist who had stroke

Jerry Ginter helped a driver who had a stroke get out of his vehicle to safety.

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