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Uber’s self-driving truck may have violated Calif. law by testing on public roads

The inspection was prompted by the publication of an internal Otto document in which the company refers to testing its self-driving trucks on a daily basis around San Francisco, according to Forbes. This contradicts what Uber told California officials in February.

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Wide load trucks restricted on I-10 eastbound near CA line through September

The Arizona Department of Transportation says vehicles wider than 10 feet can take I-8 to the south or I-40 to the north to get around the construction project, which is approximately 3 miles east of the Colorado River.

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Carrier challenges assertion it owes $6M for stolen load of pharmaceuticals

Southern Refrigerated Transport, a subsidiary of Covenant Transportation, plans to ask the courts to reconsider a recent order that could put the carrier on the hook for a nearly $6 million claim against a stolen load of pharmaceuticals.

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Daimler recalls nearly 700 Freightliner, Western Star trucks

Daimler Trucks North America says approximately 698 model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 trucks equipped with NFD rear tandem axles are included in the recall.

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Readers’ name suggestions for trucking image campaign’s ‘mascot’

Among more than a few sarcastic name suggestions like Aaron Johnson's "'Super Trucker,' since everyone that comes out of trucking school thinks they are the best of the best," some readers proffered more serious ideas for the folks behind the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign.

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Honeywell’s ‘Connected’ tech for drivers, fleets, shippers

Honeywell's Connected Driver Solution offers a new platform to "replace paper and disjointed systems with one integrated system," the company says, "built to simplify the driver's job."

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North Carolina truck stop to get IdleAir electrification stations

Duke Energy says the $300,000 project will provide electricity, along with heating or cooling for drivers, during overnight stays at Big Boy's Truck Stop in Kenly, N.C. There will also be four plugs to provide standby power for reefer units to avoid using diesel compressors.

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Love’s opens new stores in Washington state, Texas

Love's Travel Stops has opened its fifth location in Washington state and its 62nd in Texas with new stores in Prosser, Wash., and Paris, Texas.

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Volvo, Mack unveil new ‘Ride for Freedom’ trucks

Volvo's VNR 640 decked out with a patriotic paint scheme honoring all branches of the U.S. military and Mack's custom Jack Mack were unveiled for the annual Ride for Freedom in Washington, D.C.

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One20: Nearly 60 percent of users still haven’t switched to e-logs

One20’s Vice President of Marketing Amanda Ford says 57 percent of drivers surveyed don’t use electronic logging devices, and that number jumps to 60 percent with drivers over the age of 45.

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