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Clear the cache: Managing truck, device data effectively to assist in, prevent litigation

Audio and more from attorney Rob Moseley: Failure to manage data routinely could lead to situations not at all uncommon that put the trucker at a distinct disadvantage when accused of fault after a crash.

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Striking port truckers return to work following deal with carriers

Southern California truckers demanding to be reclassified as company employees have quit striking at three of the four non-union drayage firms they began picketing last Monday.

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Heads up, there’s ‘bears everywhere': Thursday enforcement round-up

'Roadcheck effect' follow-up: Midwest Truckers spar with Will County, Ill., law enforcement and the state DOT; reports in Washington emphasis priority patrols from truck enforcement statewide.

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Infographic: Electronic logging device maker PeopleNet pushes driver pay, convenience as e-log benfits

Major electronic logging device provider PeopleNet this week unveiled an infographic detailing stats that the company says show use of ELDs can boost a driver's annual pay by about $1,500 and save about 30 minutes a day.

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California truckers continue strike over misclassification claims

California truckers serving the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to strike, picketing their drayage company employers and demanding to be reclassified as employees instead of contractors.

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Restart rollback: Congress could take further action on hours regs, block insurance increase rule

A bill introduced in the U.S. House this week would is passed further entrench the suspension of certain 2013 hours-of-service rules and block the DOT from proceeding with a rule to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance required of motor carriers.

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The search is on for North America’s best truck dealer

Overdrive sister site Successful Dealer is now taking nomination for its Third Annual Successful Dealer Award, which honors North America's top heavy truck dealer.

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Truckers picket at SoCal ports, demand to be classified as employees

Port truckers for four companies serving the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles began picketing April 27 demanding they be reclassified as employees and not independent contractors.

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GAO studying FMCSA predictions vs. reality on hours rule, ATA says in regulatory, legislative update

Dave Osiecki, the American Trucking Associations’ head of regulatory affairs, said the results of the GAO’s study are expected in the coming months. Osiecki and Chris Spears, ATA’s head of legislative affairs, offered a regulatory and legislative update April 24.

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Swift, nation’s third-largest fleet, implementing driver-facing, forward-facing cameras in all trucks

Swift, the U.S.’ third largest carrier, will be outfitting its more than 6,000 company-owned trucks with Lytx DriveCam systems, which include forward-facing and driver-facing cameras that record and upload video clips before and after events like hard braking and swerving.

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