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New parts look-up site for torque rods

The Torque Rod Finder (Torque-Rod.com), designed by ATRO, enables customers with as few as three clicks to identify and select the proper parts from a comprehensive database of torque rods.

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Another startup enters autonomous truck market with plans for retrofit system

A California-based upstart company has entered the autonomous truck ring with plans to develop an autonomous retrofit system for existing trucks that company co-founder Alex Rodrigues says should cost less than $50,000 per unit to deploy.

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Averitt Express drivers’ donations to St. Jude topped $500k in 2016

The donations were made through the company’s employee giving program, Averitt Cares for Kids. More than 86 percent of the company’s employees donate $1 every week as part of the program.

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Pushback on allowing carriers to drug test drivers via hair sample prompts FMCSA to re-open comments

Granting requests made by driver trade unions, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has re-opened the public comment period for a request made by some of the country’s largest carriers to allow them to drug test driver applicants via hair sample instead of a urine sample. FMCSA currently only accepts results from urine sample testing.

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Overdrive accepting submissions for annual singing trucker contest

Back for a fourth year, Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search is looking for truckers who love to sing.

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Maine to lower I-295 speed limit

MaineDOT says it raised the speed limit in 2014 and has since seen a 29 percent increase in crashes, along with a 6.4 percent increase in traffic volume.

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Freight and trucker pay should get a boost in 2017, analyst says

Strong indications of growth in the economy in 2017 should put upward pressure on freight volume and trucker pay, says Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations.

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Trucker sentenced to 10 years in prison for 2014 crash that killed five

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz pleaded guilty in November to five counts of reckless homicide and falsifying logbook entries, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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PrePass adds Texas tolls to services

In order to take advantage of PrePass for Texas tolls, PrePass Plus users must opt in to the new services and complete an authorization form.

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Nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges in need of repairs, new report says

Approximately 1,900 bridges along the United States’ interstate system are deemed structurally deficient, a fraction of the nearly 56,000 bridges across the U.S. with the same designation, according to a report released by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

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