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Threat of Tropical Storm Nate prompts HOS waivers in Alabama, Florida

As of Friday morning, the storm is forecast to reach hurricane status before it makes landfall along the Gulf Coast over the weekend.

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Spot market tightens, with rates moving accordingly on several lanes for vans, reefers

Capacity has been tight on the spot market, volumes heavy. Nationally, there are more loads available than there were before Hurricane Harvey, and recovery efforts after Irma have led to soaring van rates on lanes heading into Florida. More snapshots on hot and cold lanes, markets and more here.

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Irma flooding closes portions of I-10, I-95 in Florida

State officials have closed I-10 in Lake City in both directions between milemarker 296 and milemarker 301 because of flooding. In the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area, there are some closures on I-95 and I-595, as well as some state roads and highways.

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Van rates leap on heels of Harvey impact as freight patterns shift nationwide

Truck freight patterns nationwide have already been altered by the impact of Hurricane Harvey and its destructive landfall in southeast Texas late last month, according to DAT Solutions’ Mark Montague. Van rates have leapt in the past 10 days, and reefer rates this week have started to surge, Montague says.

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Storms update: Florida suspends trucking regs ahead of Irma, Houston ports and major fuel pipeline reopen

Though the effects of Hurricane Harvey’s recent onslaught of Southeast Texas remain well in focus, another major hurricane is barreling down on the U.S., prompting Florida to extend trucking regulations ahead of Irma's likely weekend landfall.

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Unprecedented rainfall, flooding shut down major interstates, highways in southeast Texas

Parts of Houston and southeast Texas have received more than 30 inches of rain from Tropical Storm Harvey since Friday, and the National Weather Service says another 15 to 25 inches could fall through the end of the week.

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Texas, Louisiana suspend regs as Hurricane Harvey approaches, experts warn about high-dollar inbound loads

Texas and Louisiana lifted certain trucking regulations before Hurricane Harvey was upgraded to Category 4 storm last night, with expected torrential rain pour and damaging winds across the Texas coast today and into the next week.

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Rainy days and Mondays

"I've seen more wrecks and awfulness associated with the industry than I care to in my news feeds. What the heck happened, y'all? Have mercy, we need a better week."

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Podcast: Step deck owner’s journey into mobile information tech, more

How to build an effective organizational system for your smartphone apps -- and just what apps are showing plenty utility for step-deck hauler Joey Slaughter. In this Overdrive Radio edition, also, the operator's thoughts on ELDs (he's still on paper), broker relationships and more.

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Flooding in Oklahoma prompts state to waive certain regs for relief load haulers

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in her state following severe thunderstorms. The order suspends the requirements for size and weights permits of oversized vehicles that are transporting materials and supplies used for storm relief. The waiver lasts 30 days.

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