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POLL: Should the United States in fact follow through on Trump’s ‘build the wall’ campaign message?

Though a reported 700 miles of barrier exists on the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border today, with Donald Trump hammering away at his campaign pledge to build a barrier and get Mexico to pay for it, what's your view of the idea?

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Three new Love’s stores open

Love's Travel Stops announced Thursday it has opened three new stores in Cunningham, Kan., Springfield, Ohio, and Hereford, Texas.

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Used truck prices tumbled in 2016

Sleeper tractors lost about 30 percent of their wholesale value from January to December, compared to 23 percent through retail channels, according to J.D. Power and Associates.

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Trump’s regulatory freeze could delay FMCSA driver training rule published in December

A January 20 order issued by President Trump to federal agencies directing them to halt publication of new and pending regulations could affect a freshly published rule setting training standards for new truck drivers.

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Top 10 truck freight bottlenecks: ATRI lists U.S.’ most congested highway interchanges

In total, Texas had the most interchanges in ATRI’s full Top 100 list with 14, followed by Washington state with 9 and Connecticut, California and Georgia with 7 each.

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Trucker named Highway Angel for helping heart attack victim

While talking with the 911 operator, Brian O'Leary unbuckled the man and pulled him from the truck onto the ground, then performed CPR for more than four minutes.

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Truckers Against Trafficking efforts continue in expansion mode

TAT's anti-trafficking outreach effort to truckers inks a partnership with a hotline across the Southern border in Mexico, likewise bears fruit in partnerships with law enforcement agencies in the Midwest.

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Mailbag: ‘Common sense, you’ve got it for a reason’ — Use your CB, already, readers say

And if you don't run with a CB, get one. Too many seem to think that the CB is little more than a "movie prop from a silly movie from the 1970s," as Kenneth Williams put it, echoing the sentiment of a bevy of drivers in response to Scott LeVan's anecdote about a deadly crash whose severity have been less had CBs been used effectively.

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Missouri enforcement blitz places four drivers, five trucks out of service

The three-day operation held Jan. 9-11 took place on a stretch of I-44 that the Missouri State Highway Patrol says has a history of criminal activity, as well as a high rate of CMV violations.

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Chao approved by Senate committee to run DOT, nomination moves to full Senate

Her nomination now moves to the full Senate. For Chao to be confirmed to run the DOT and serve in Trump's Cabinet, a majority vote is needed in the Senate. Chao's confirmation is expected to see little opposition.

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