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POLL: Should the federal minimum wage be raised?

With California moving toward a phased-in $15/hr minimum wage over the next several years, and other states eyeing similar proposals, should the $7.25/hr minimum wage be hiked?

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Texas cuts trucker tolls on SH 130 to alleviate I-35 congestion

Trucks with both TxTag and Pay-By-Mail will save 33 percent on SH 130/SH 45 SE from the I-35 exit in Georgetown to US 183 exit in Buda between April 18 and Oct. 31. On that same segment, trucks with TxTag will receive a 75 percent discount Nov. 1 through Aug. 31.

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Trucking employment tumbles for second straight month

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment fell by 2,400 jobs in the month of March, according to preliminary figures reported last week by the Department of Labor, again bucking the overall trend of the U.S. economy's employment numbers.

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‘All the money in the world’ may not be enough to solve trucking’s parking crisis, panelists say

Simply adding more parking spaces, even along busy freight corridors, likely wouldn’t fix the country’s widespread truck parking shortage, said four panelists at a seminar held last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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CoPilot Truck GPS app available for free on Android for two weeks

The in-app purchase of an annual subscription is $69.99 (30 percent off) for a limited time.

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Trucker Buddy honors driver, teacher at MATS

Michael Rexford, a company driver for Regal Services located in Ripley, NY, was named the organization’s outstanding trucker of the year. Rexford is a Trucker Buddy for Jina Newman’s classroom of special needs children at Lincoln Elementary School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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DAT exits ELD market, pushes forward with mobile integration

Well-known freight-matching service provider DAT is exiting the electronic logging device (ELD) market just several months after its entrance with the small-fleet/owner-operator-focused InView product.

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Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills wins three major journalism awards

Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills won Best Series for CSA’s Data Trail, a continuation of the series that received business-to-business media’s highest honor, the Grand Neal, in 2014. He also won Neals for Best Data Journalist and Best Range of Work.

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FMCSA shuts down Calif.-based driver after multiple DUI convictions

Previously, Zaverukha was convicted twice in Connecticut for alcohol-related violations while driving a truck and once in Massachusetts.

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Shell launching education campaign on new diesel engine oils

Shell Lubricants is ramping up its efforts to provide information on the road and online for a new diesel engine oil set to launch later this year with the Shell Rotella Road Show rig tour.

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