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Minnesota looking to change how CDL skills test is administered

Minnesota proposes to combine vehicle control skills and on-road driving, making the skills test two parts instead of three.

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Cargo theft incidents fall year-over-year, values rise

CargoNet logged 192 cargo theft incidents in 2016’s second quarter worth an estimated $39 million. The total worth of cargo thefts represented a $1.3 million increase over the second quarter of 2015.

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Inspirations in integrity

Blindside back through a gate and around some cars to position the trailer against the side of a building? No problem for this owner-operator, illustrating the value of integrity over all the money in the world ...

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Several trailer manufacturers recall more than 30,000 trailers due to faulty valve component

An affected trailer, according to a notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will have an audible air leak from the dash-mounted park control valve or red glad hand when it’s disconnected before the trailer is decoupled, and the leak will continue until the trailer reservoirs and spring brake chambers have no air pressure.

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Stoking the log fires, redux: Crash incidence, hours violations and fleet size

Is the owner-operator/small fleet being "nitpicked" or "nickel-and-dimed" into oblivion? Crash data and inspection and hours violation rates, analyzed by fleet size, fuel further discussion following this month's "Stoking the log fires" feature.

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eNow cab/trailer roof solar-charge system for battery-based APUs and more

Jeff Flath of eNow says the company's five years' worth of design and testing work with partners among the larger fleets has proven out the design of their system, ready to market to owner-operators with auxiliary battery-based anti-idling systems.

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Love’s opens new stores in Missouri, Texas

Love's Travel Stops has announced the opening of three new locations – Quanah, Texas, Bridgeton, Mo., and Harrisonville, Mo.

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Spot market update: Seasonal reefer slump continues, van and flat show more strength

In this weekly spot market demand update, trends show the typical mid-July freight slump isn’t as bad for some truckers as it was in previous years. Flat rates are rising, van volumes holding, but reefer is showing typical seasonality.

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Never Compromise. Cummins 2017 Heavy-Duty Engines.

Trucker Talent Search sing-off finale to be held at GATS next month

Will Perry, Keith Snyder and Jason Lee Wilson will sing live at the GATS Discovery Pavilion at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 in the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search competition. A free recording session is up for grabs.

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Podcast: Most Beautiful champ Brita Nowak on independent business, expansion limits, and more

Eric Harley of Red Eye Radio talks through Most Beautiful winner and one-truck independent owner-operator Brita Nowak about, among other things, her run from one to five trucks -- and back.

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