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NASTC honors 2017 ‘America’s Best Drivers’

At this week's annual meeting of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies, 16 drivers for member companies were honored for accident-free performance throughout million-plus-mile careers.

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Bulldog Hiway Express offering its owner-ops ELDs

The fleet’s program also offers contracted owner-operators and small fleets benefits such as an interest-earning escrow account to cover truck maintenance, a discount fuel purchase program, legal prepaid services, EpicVue in-cab satellite TV and more.

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Tesla unveils all-electric, semi-autonomous big rig with re-imagined truck design

After 15 months of much-hyped speculation and teases, electric vehicle pioneer Tesla on Thursday night debuted its Tesla Semi, a Class 8 truck that the company says offers a 500-mile range on a single charge and can tow up to 80,000 pounds.

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NJ dump truck driver, small fleet owner arrested for more than $60k in unpaid tolls

He was pulled over, and authorities found the E-ZPass account had been revoked and suspended with more than 500 violations. He was arrested on the scene.

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Apex Capital joins blockchain alliance

Founded just this year, the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance believes so-called "blockchain" technology, the network technology that underpins Bitcoin and generally offers greater transactional security and automation in the online world, is "one of the most significant developments for the industry" since the Internet itself.

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POLL: How familiar are you with ‘blockchain’ network transaction technology?

The latest hype machine in tech circles has been built around so-called "blockchain" technology, the networked structure that underlies Bitcoin. With some trucking interests organizing to develop blockchain standards for better security in virtual trasactions, what's your level of familiarity with the technology?

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Iowa college using FMCSA grant to help military vets obtain CDLs

Des Moines Area Community College received the $88,460 grant through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training Grant program to help military veterans to obtain a CDL.

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Hydrogen-electric truck maker Nikola starts rollout of hydrogen fueling network

Nikola Motor Company has tapped Nel ASA as equipment supplier to help the truck OEM to create the largest hydrogen fueling network in the world, covering more than 2,000 miles and 16 stations. Nikola has already kicked off two of the 16 stations with 14 more to follow immediately after installation.

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No points against CSA score for ELD violation during phase-in period

Drivers who receive a violation for having no ELD between Dec. 18 and April 1 will not have points recorded against them in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier scoring system, safety officials said today at a public hearing in Birmingham, Ala.

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Trucker to serve up to six years in prison for role in another trucker’s death

The trucker reportedly told police he was fatigued and “may have fallen asleep” on Jan. 13 when he sideswiped another truck that was on the side of the road. New York-based trucker Zivko Lakic, 24, was reportedly standing next to his truck when he was struck and killed.

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