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As tax time looms, owner-operators shouldn’t overlook these deductions

Here are five of the most common deductions for owner-operators, says trucker tax expert Dennis Bridges, an Atlanta-area CPA who works with about 1,000 owner-operators. Savings for these add up to $3,000 for those in the 15 percent tax bracket -- and more for those in the 25 percent bracket.

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Highway fatalities climbed again in 2016, according to report

The National Safety Council also estimates the annual mileage death rate for 2016 was 1.25 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, a 3 percent increase over 2015.

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Air Force looking to give Airman truckers easier path to civilian CDL

The United States Air Force is creating a program that will allow military truck drivers to essentially swap their military license for a commercial driver's license when they exit the service without extra training.

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New Rush Truck Center in N.M.

The Farmington, N.M., facility features a parts showroom with an extensive parts inventory and eight service bays utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

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Overdrive a finalist for Neal business journalism awards

This year, Overdrive is a finalist in the Best Series and Best Editorial Use of Data categories for its continuing coverage of the DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. Dills is a finalist in the Best Range of Work categories.

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Truck platooning developer Peloton adds ELD maker Omnitracs as partner, plans roll out this year

Peloton's technology synchronizes braking and acceleration between pairs of trucks through vehicle-to-vehicle communications and radar-based collision avoidance systems. As part of the Omnitracs partnership, Peloton will help to roll out automated vehicle technology to fleets using Omnitracs, beginning with two-truck platooning.

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Three truckers named finalists for Goodyear Highway Hero award for aiding crash-involved motorists

Three truck drivers who performed heroic actions during the course of their jobs within the last year have been named finalists in Goodyear's annual Highway Hero award.

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Who’s in charge at FMCSA until Trump can nominate a new boss?

Though President Trump’s choice to run the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao, has been confirmed by the Senate and begun work at the DOT, there’s still a litany of posts Trump must fill at the DOT, including naming a new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Winter doldrums in the spot market for vans, reefers

Van rates may have hit bottom for the season, says DAT's Ken Harper. "There are reasons to be cautiously optimistic, however, for spot freight. "Volumes on the top 100 van lanes were up 2.5 percent over the previous week, and about the same month over month."

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Love’s opens new store in Knoxville, Ill.

The new store offers 94 truck parking spaces, Subway and Chester's Chicken restaurants, seven showers, a Love's Truck Tire Care Center and more.

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