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As speed limiter rule nears, OOIDA and ATA butt heads over regulating truck speeds

With a proposed rule to mandate the use of speed limiters on heavy trucks looming in the coming months, two of the trucking industry's biggest lobbying groups reiterated last week their stances on the rulemaking.

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I-94 repaving in Michigan starts May 4

Through May 22 on a section around exit 104, closures will be only of single lanes, MDOT reports, and some nighttime construction will be included.

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Former ‘Biggest Loser’ offers health program for drivers

Former NBC "Biggest Loser" contestant Pete Thomas has teamed up with Trucking Moves America Forward and Pilot Flying J to offer a health program for professional drivers.

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‘88 Mike’ takes home win in first ChampTruck race weekend: Photos, crash video and more from the races

Nashville-based Mack technician Mike Morgan won the first-ever Meritor ChampTruck World Series race this weekend in Millville, N.J., where the series’ inaugural race weekend hit the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Yokohama-Freightliner, Meritor-Kenworth, Bendix, Mahle

Here’s some good news for Freightliner truck buyers who prefer Yokohama Tires: Those new now can be equipped with Yokohama’s complete line of commercial truck tires, including ultra-wide base, drive, trailer and steer/all-position. All available Yokohama tire positions are now an option in Freightliner’s Data Book. Rick Phillips, vice president of sales for Yokohama Tire Corp, says the move is part of the company’s “focus on fleets” initiative designed to make sure fleets can get the ...

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75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish winners: ‘Disorderly Conduct,’ three others pick up Best of Show wins

In addition to Roccapriore's '99 Pete, three others won Best of Show honors, qualifying all for the 2015 Pride & Polish National Championship. Here's a full list of winners and photos of the Best of Show trucks.

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75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish under way: Tweets, photos from the show

Overdrive blogger Wendy Parker is on the ground in Wildwood, Fla., for this weekend's 75 Chrome Shop Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck beauty contest. Here's a look at a few photos she's tweeted from the show.

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‘Apps 4 Truckers’ podcast from longtime driver

Trucker Tim Spence's Apps4Truckers podcast combines interviews with drivers and reviews of smartphone apps with a focus on being "the transition place," Spence says, between technical software instruction and information about such software that is actually useful.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Driver posthumously named Highway Angel following 2014 crash assistance

Driver Jack Yancer passed away while helping someone in the course of his job on the road.

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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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