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Operators have until Aug. 31 to order compliant Calif. reefer unit, state says

Purchase orders made before the end of the month for new replacement TRUs and TRU generator sets will help avoid penalties that could result from manufacturer or installer delays. Verified diesel particulate filter retrofits should be ordered by Oct. 31 to meet the Dec. 31 compliance deadline

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Prediction: Rates will jump with ELD transition

"We're going to have a truck shortage when this ELD rule gets put into effect," said ATBS' Todd Amen said during his Partners in Business GATS presentation. "Essentially it's like taking 200,000 to 300,000 trucks off the road." Here's how much he sees rates jumping.

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‘Shippers have a soul’ –Overhaul cofounder on pitch to customers for better rates to owner-operators

In the transportation ecosystem, says Overhaul cofounder Barry Conlon, "the most important guy is the driver," too often getting the short end of the compensation stick. High-end shipper customers are hearing that message, he says, in bid to connect owner-operators directly via freight marketplace.

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HaulHound app aims to connect shippers to owner-operators, cut empty miles

HaulHound officially launched a new shipper-carrier matching system at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 26, unveiling an app- and web-based platform in which owner-operators upload their truck and routing information and shippers/brokers then search for carriers that fit their load's parameters.

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Darrell Ward, star of ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ killed in small plane crash

Darrell Ward, one of the stars of the History Channel’s hit reality show “Ice Road Truckers,” died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28, when the small plane in which he was a passenger crashed in rural Montana.

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Love’s donates $25,000 to Louisiana flood relief efforts

Love’s Travel Stops announced recently it has donated $25,000 to the Salvation Army for relief efforts in the Louisiana Gulf Coast region after historic flooding earlier this month.

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Three drivers vying to win T680 in military hiring program

Three finalists were named Aug. 26 in the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” recognition program that will give a Kenworth T680 76-inch sleeper to the winner.

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Year’s top show trucks crowned Pride & Polish champs at GATS

Here are the winners of the 2015-2016 Pride & Polish National Championship season, along with the five Best of Show winners from this year's Great American Trucking Show.

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Tennessee-based trucker Jason Lee Wilson wins 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search with ‘Truck Stop Betty’

East Tennessee-based truck driver Jason Lee Wilson was named the winner of the 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search today at the Great American Trucking Show. He competed against two other finalists, Keith Snyder and Will Perry, in a sing-off style competition at GATS, where a panel of four judges determined the '16 winner.

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weBoost launches cell signal booster for truckers

The signal booster can improve a cell signal by as much as 32 times, the company says, depending on the environment.

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