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Howes, SAGE trucking schools partner to offer $25K in scholarships

Each of the 25 SAGE schools will offer a $1,000 scholarship throughout the year. Howes said applicants must meet all trucking industry qualifications and demonstrate a financial need in order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

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Former OOIDA staffer named ATA’s legislative Senior VP

Mike Joyce, a veteran of Capitol Hill who served as director of legislative affairs for OOIDA between 2005 and 2010, has been named the American Trucking Associations’ senior vice president of legislative affairs.

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CARB exemption, Obamacare deadlines this weekend

Heads-up on two fast-approaching deadlines Jan. 31: 1) Final day to register with and report to the California Air Resource Board for its 1,000-mile low-use exemption. 2) Sunday mark's the end of this year's Obamacare exchange open enrollment.

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Truck-involved fatality rate falling steadily, ATA says

The rate of truck-involved fatalities is declining over both the short- and long-term, according to analysis done by the American Trucking Associations of data from the Department of Transportation.

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Family of late show trucker, fleet owner Bill Hall Jr. to pay $160k to settle truck grant dispute

Hall’s 130-truck aggregate-hauling fleet, Bill Hall Jr. Trucking out of San Antonio, was well known on the show truck circuit as an annual contender at major Pride & Polish shows. He was killed in October 2013 after the motorcycle he was driving crashed when it was struck by his wife’s SUV.

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Mooney named CVSA executive director

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has appointed Collin B. Mooney as its new executive director, effective Jan. 11.

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Owner-operator Robert Gray loses Mississippi gubernatorial bid

Election returns from Mississippi show upstart Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Fancy Horse Transportation independent owner-operator Robert Gray losing soundly.

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EEOC awards Muslim truckers $240k after being fired for refusing to haul alcohol

A federal court has awarded two Somali-American Muslim truck drivers $240,000 after they were fired for refusing to transport alcohol, saying it violated their religious beliefs.

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In case you missed it, here’s the 5 most popular headlines from Overdrive this week

In case this has been a busy week or you just wanted to catch up on the headlines, here are the top 5 most popular stories from the Overdrive website from Friday, Sept. 18 - Thursday, Sept. 24. No. 5: Which states need more truck parking spaces? Where are the worst states for truck parking? Senior editor Todd Dills has all the details from the Jason's Law parking survey. Click here to find out where your state ...

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Truck driver occupational fatalities in 2014 at highest level since 2008

Work-related truck driver fatalities rose to their highest level since 2008 last year, according to a report issued by the Department of Labor this week. About 725 heavy vehicle or tractor-trailer drivers died on the job last year, according to the report.

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