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FMCSA: Repair Keith Huber Inc. cargo tanks or remove from service

FMCSA says the DOT 407 low-pressure bulk liquid cargo tanks and DOT 412 corrosive cargo tanks manufactured by the company have several defects that don’t comply with regulations. The tanks were manufactured before May 1, 2013, when the company went out of business.

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Baylor Trucking honors military veterans with pay increases

The company is giving its drivers who served in the Armed Forces an increase of $.01 per mile, a $1 per hour increase for local drivers and a 1 percent salary increase for office associates.

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POLL: Steer-only or steer/drive — your approach to spin balancing?

If you have your tires balanced, do you focus on steers only, drives too or another approach?

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Reefer gaining ground in select markets, dry van rates improving overall

Last week looked more like a June produce peak than the first week in November for reefers. The national average rate per mile was way up, and volumes surged 7 percent nationwide. More on hot reefer and dry van markets.

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Voters approve infrastructure funding initiatives in several states

New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Texas, Louisiana and Rhode Island voters approved measures in Tuesday's election to provide funding for infrastructure projects in their respective states.

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Will ELD mandate hold under Trump presidency?

Though Republicans will control the House, the Senate and the presidency starting January 21, regulatory relief may still be hard to come by, analysts say.

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Love’s surpasses 400 locations, offering drivers prizes to celebrate

Love's has now opened 37 new locations this year with 2,200 truck parking spaces in 15 states, and says it is on track to open 50 stores by the end of the year.

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Marijuana wins big in 2016 elections, still off limits for truckers, DOT says

After four more states voted to approve legalization of marijuana Tuesday, it appears the Department of Transportation will stand by its previous stance that using marijuana is forbidden for truck drivers as long as it remains a Schedule I drug.

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360-degree exterior-camera system announced

Rear View Safety introduced its RVS-77535 360-degree Surround View Camera System. The system uses 4 ultra-wide fish-eye cameras to create a 3D image of the vehicle and its surroundings.

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Trump bests Clinton, aided by trucking support

Support among truckers helped propel businessman and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump to victory. Trucking-based financial contributions also heavily favored Trump.

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