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Arkansas driver becomes owner-operator through International’s used truck giveaway

International Truck announced Thursday that James Wright is the winner of the Diamond Renewed Used Truck Giveaway promoted during the Mid-America Trucking Show in March.

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Pilot Flying J announces launch of 2015 Road Warrior program

The program is a contest that honors professional drivers who demonstrate hard work, generosity and bravery.

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10,000 vets have earned CDLs through FMCSA’s military waiver program

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program, the agency recently announced.

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Congress considering pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to haul interstate

U.S. Sen. Deb Fisher has introduced legislation that would allow a pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to do interstate hauling and delivery.

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Buyers’ market: The truck-purchasing landscape for owner-operators

With the credit market loosened and late-model used truck prices looking better, it’s a good time to trade, but watch out for problems with emissions systems -- results from Overdrive's 2015 Truck Purchase and Lease Survey.

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Dispatcher pleads guilty to defrauding brokers

A dispatcher pleaded guilty June 24 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud after an investigation by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

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Changing Gear: Updates from Kenworth, International, Mack, Freightliner

Kenworth Truck Co. wants to make sure your home away from home is as comfy as your personal residence. The truck maker recently announced that its 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is now available for order with the T680 and T880. Introduced at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, the sleeper is optimized for liquid bulk tankers, flatbed haulers and other truck operators that prefer a lighter-weight and more aerodynamic truck. Compared to Kenworth’s 76-inch high-roof sleeper, the mid-roof ...

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A Nevada U.S. 95 rest area closed July 9-10, more highway haps

The Searchlight rest area on U.S. 95 in Nevada will close July 9-10 for facilities repairs. More updates from the state, Missouri, Colorado and others for the coming days.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Kentucky driver who saved jailer adds to awards collection with Carnegie Medal for Heroism

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement officer from an attack by a hostile prisoner and was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero earlier this year, is one of 18 people to receive a Carnegie Medal for Heroism.

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The Golden State: CHP’s relationship with CARB

The California Highway Patrol and the California Air Resources Board aren’t exactly birds of a feather, say CHP reps.

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