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Trucker shot, killed while driving on I-88 in Illinois

According to a report from ABC-7, another vehicle traveling eastbound on the interstate fired a gun into the Volvo driven by Eduardo Munoz, 43, of Sunrise, Fla. Munoz was able to pull the truck over to the shoulder of the Interstate after he was struck.

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Brake Safety Week intensifies this year to a single-day blitz

Save the date: Sept. 7 is Brake Safety Day this year. The International Roadcheck enforcement blitz is on its way in just more than a month, June 6-8. And later in the year, the activities around Operation Safe Driver Oct. 15-21 will target unsafe behaviors, including those of automobile drivers navigating around commercial vehicles.

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Charles Endorf wins CVSA driver award, challenges drivers to embody the professional image they want

While advisory committees can "draw up all these plans and promote safety" it's the driver who's first and foremost in the public eye. "Regardless of what you all do, it means nothing if the driver doesn’t deliver the goods. I challenge all drivers, let’s get our act together." --CVSA 2017 driver-award winner Charles Endorf

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FMCSA holding autonomous trucks meeting next week

During the meeting, FMCSA is looking for information relating to the design, development, testing and deployment of "highly autonomous" vehicles, specifically dealing with CDLs, qualification of drivers, the use of electronic devices, hours-of-service for drivers and inspection, repair and maintenance of the trucks.

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Trucking groups take ELD fight directly to DOT boss

With time waning on the issue, OOIDA still hopes to convince the courts or regulators to kill the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate before the Dec. 18 deadline for compliance. One of its most recent tactics has sparked a competition for the attention of the head of the DOT herself, Secretary Elaine Chao.

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1,300 truckers could see payout in Central Refrigerated classification case

This summer, 1,300 Central Refrigerated Service truckers anticipate a damages determination by the arbitrator who concluded they had been misclassified as independent contractors by the carrier, who’s owned by Swift Transportation.

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Toyota to test hydrogen-powered big rig at LA ports this summer

It’s powered by two Mirai fuel cell stacks and a 12kWh battery, giving the drayage truck more than 200 miles per fill under normal operation, the company says. The rig, based on a Kenworth T660, can haul loads up to 80,000 pounds, Toyota says.

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TA to open first Bob Evans restaurant at Ohio location

The restaurant, which seats 116 customers, will be the chain's first to open at a TA. There will be a full menu, along with a bakery case with pre-packaged food to go.

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Less than two weeks to enter Overdrive singing contest

The Trucker Talent Search is back for its fourth year and is looking for truckers who love to sing.

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Volvo introduces new tractor aimed at regional market

Volvo Trucks on Thursday in Montreal rolled out the company’s first new production model tractor since the VN Series debuted 15 years ago. The VNR will be available in three models: daycab, 42-inch flat roof sleeper and 61-inch mid-roof sleeper.

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