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Latest CCJ Top 250 released, lists country’s top 250 carriers by size

Overdrive sister site CCJ releases each August its CCJ Top 250, a list of the biggest 250 for-hire motor carriers ranked by size, based on metrics like revenue, number of tractors, trailers and drivers and more. Here's this year's list.

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Walmart driver wins ATA’s annual National Truck Driving Championships

Ronald Emenheiser Sr., a Walmart driver based in Yorkana, Pa., has been crowned the 2015 Bendix Grand Champion at the 78th annual National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships.

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POLL: How common are so-called ‘suicide by truck’ events?

Following our recent 'Suicide by truck' package of stories, this poll probes the question of just how common the phenomenon might be -- what's been your knowledge of such events over the years?

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Michael Kimball presents ‘Lanes blocked? Use the shoulder.’

File under "four-wheeler impatience." Says operator Michael Kimball: "I had a bull hauler passing me in the left lane. I guess the four-wheeler couldn't wait."

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Oregon ups rural highway speeds

Oregon has increased speed limits on some rural highways, but has not altered the speed differential between cars and trucks.

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InDOT: I-65 NB Wildcat Creek bridge projected to remain closed through much of September

Or later, depending on construction progress. Traffic diversion in place utilizes four-lane roads and adds 9 miles, and 25 minutes at present, InDOT says, to through trip up I-65 toward Chicago.

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Love’s reopens Van Horn, Texas store after renovation

Love’s Travel Stops has reopened its doors in Van Horn, Texas, along Interstate 10 after undergoing a three-month renovation process.

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Fleet to raise pay for owner-operators who adopt dashcham video recorders

American Central Transport (ACT) announced this week it will raise pay for owner-operators who have Lytx Drivecam systems installed in their trucks. The company will install the systems free of charge to the operators.

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NB I-65 in Indiana to remain closed ‘indefinitely’ near Lafayette

Pending structural analysis and testing, the I-65 NB closure near Lafayette is by some estimates reroute 8,000 trucks a day on a 40-mile detour costing the industry untold amounts.

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POLL: Best way to tackle detention?

Should government mandate, as the Obama administration's DOT has attempted, that carriers pay detention to drivers, or is continued industry standardization of detention pay the best tack? Something else?

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