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Love’s opens new Lubbock, Texas location

Love’s Travel Stops has opened its second location along Interstate 27 in Lubbock, Texas.

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Speed limiter mandate: White House extends review period, pushing back publication date

The OMB, which must stamp approval on rules prior to their publication, has added a note to the status of the so-dubbed Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiter rule that says “review extended,” a change made Sept. 1.

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CVSA’s Keppler steps down as executive director

Stephen A. Keppler, who has served as executive director and been with the Commercial Vehicle Safety alliance for the past 15 years, is leaving CVSA to accept a position with the Intermodal Association of North America.

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TIE Marketplace set for Obamacare, round three

With the third open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act-enable insurance exchanges approaching open on Nov. 1, Marc Ballard of the Truckers Insurance Exchange details what drivers need to know.

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FMCSA committees meeting this month to talk driver health

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a joint meeting of its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee and its Medical Review Board.

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Cargo theft warnings issued for Labor Day weekend

The threat for cargo theft is greater than normal this weekend, cargo theft prevention firms warn.

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Societal benefits of speed limiters outweigh trucker safety, Canadian court rules

“The public benefits associated with improved highway safety exceed the detrimental effects on the truck drivers," a Canadian judge wrote in the court's majority opinion.

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Van freight: Texas demand sees GATS effect, rates sag nationally, and volume rises

Volume ticked up for dry freight, but rates were lackluster in the past week. Some local markets with a higher van load-to-truck showed opportunity in these states: OR, WA, ID, WI, IN and PA.

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Iran nuclear deal should be DOA, readers say

Eight in 10 readers opposed President Obama’s deal intended to slow Iran’s capability of building a nuclear bomb. The deal reached an approval threshold today in the U.S. Senate.

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SEC notifies Navistar enforcement action coming, truck maker posts $28M quarterly loss

Navistar's truck segment recorded a loss of $36 million, compared with a year-ago third quarter loss of $3 million. The SEC has also notified the company it could take enforcement action within the next 180 days.

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