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ATA names new boss

Chris Spear, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, will take over as ATA's next president and CEO July 9.

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Missing driver found deceased in truck with his dog

Trucker James Peterson of Wisconsin was on a run from New Jersey bound for La Crosse, Wis., according to press reports, when he suffered an apparent heart attack at the Love's Travel Stops location in Mifflinville, Pa., and passed away last week

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Victim, shooter identified in Knight Transportation shooting

Two people have been killed and another injured in a workplace shooting at a Knight Transportation terminal in Katy, Texas, according to a report from Houston NBC affiliate KPRC2.

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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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