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Trucker files motion asking Supreme Court to take up ELD lawsuit

Following a legal motion made last month by a Swift company driver, the Supreme Court is scheduled to make a decision this week on whether it may hear OOIDA's lawsuit against the DOT's ELD mandate.

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E-log transition, week 3: Wes Memphis looks back

"I had gone from Sonny Pruitt to just another downtrodden drone on the digital grid." --Wes Memphis in his week 3 installment as the No. 1 driver in his company's transition to e-logs. Nothing, however, is so simple ...

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Long live your tires, Part 1: Proper tire spec’ing for containing costs

The first step in extending tire life starts with making sure the right one is spec’d for the application.

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Trucking added 700 jobs in April

The for-hire trucking industry added 700 jobs in the month of April, according to preliminary figures reported by the Department of Labor.

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Wreck on a foggy highway: Preventable or Not?

Scenario: Trucker John Doe was rolling down a rural highway in a shroud of early-morning fog at the posted limit of 55 mph when a pickup pulled out in front of him at an intersection and the two vehicles collided. Was this preventable or not?

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Reefer, van spot markets in the last week — rates steady, volumes on the rise

National average rates held steady for vans last week, as gains in the Southeast and some California markets were offset by declining rates in the Midwest and Northeast. For reefers, markets in Calif., Ga., Fla., Ark. and Texas gained a lot in load volume.

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Partners in Business tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and miles. Get warranty agreements in writing and make sure you understand them.

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House members tell FMCSA to halt carrier rating rule until CSA’s fixed

A group of 36 members in the U.S. House have sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s top dog, Acting Administrator Scott Darling, urging him and his agency to halt work on its new Safety Fitness Determination carrier rating system pending the FAST Act-required reforms to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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OOIDA expects ruling on ELD mandate by year’s end

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says it expects the courts to rule by year’s end on whether or not to uphold a DOT rule to require truckers to use electronic logging devices to track hours of service.

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I wish to remain upright and unbroken

"No matter how tired you are, you have to get your butt up and clean up the messes, so the path to the porch is clear. Because you can't dance for a living."

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