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Mack announces incentives for OOIDA members

| October 23, 2014

Mack is offering special incentives to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association who buy a Mack truck from participating dealers between Oct.22 and Dec. 31, the truck and engine maker announced Oct. 23.

NTSB says FMCSA oversight, hands-free phone usage to blame for violent 2013 crash (with video)

| October 23, 2014

FMCSA should restrict the hands-free use of portable electronics and lapsed in its oversight of a problematic carrier, according to a recent report by NTSB, who says both factors contributed to a May 2013 truck/train crash that caused a train derailment that led to an explosion.

Video, Twitter log: Test driving Peterbilt’s new 579 EPIQ

| October 23, 2014

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is at Peterbilt headquarters in Denton, Texas, this week to get the details on Peterbilt's new 579 EPIQ tractor and take it for a test drive. Here are live photos and videos from the action.

Insurance increase rule, speed limiter rule running behind FMCSA’s projected schedule

| October 22, 2014

File this under “no news can sometimes be news” — Two trucking-related federal rules in the works have missed projected schedules for their advancement through the rulemaking process.

Heads up: Operation Safe Driver to boost traffic enforcement this week

| October 22, 2014

During the week of October 19-25, enforcement agencies across North America will conduct heightened traffic safety enforcement aimed at unsafe behavior of drivers of both cars and commercial motor vehicles.

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