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Voices on ELDs, hours, pay as grassroots efforts begin to bear fruit

As news out of Congress shows some of the results of anti-ELD mandate forces speaking out, this voices round-up brings commentary under Max Heine's July "Pulse" column on what one reader dubbed "the real problem" at the root of ELD issues, hours. Not everyone agreed, some seeing rates/money as the more bedrock issue in all the back-and-forth over ELDs and hours. 

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Daimler recalls approximately 1,550 severe duty trucks

Affected trucks include 2015-2017 Freightliner 108SD, 2015-2017 Freightliner 114SD and 2015-2017 Freightliner Business Class M2 models built between Dec. 16, 2014, and April 27, 2017.

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TA, St. Christopher Fund partner for fundraising campaign

TravelCenters of America and the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund are partnering for their annual month-long Band Together fundraising campaign for the fund in August. The fund supports truckers who face financial hardships due to medical problems.

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Get a free hot dog at Pilot Flying J July 19-26

Pilot Flying J is giving its customers a free hot dog or roller grill menu item July 19-26 in honor of National Hot Dog Day on July 19.

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Show trucks earn hardware at Walcott Truckers Jamboree

Mike Manuel's "One of Many" autism awareness 2015 Peterbilt and 2017 Mac trailer took home the award for "Best Overall Theme" in the Super Truck Beauty Contest during the event, while Brian Dreher's 2016 Peterbilt 389 and 2016 Great Dane was named the winner of the Trucker's Choice award in the contest.

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FMCSA rejects fleet’s 30-minute break exemption request

In its denial, FMCSA says when the 30-minute break provision was proposed, it was based on research that stated periods free from work were followed by improved work performance. The agency says the break benefits drivers and improves safety.

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Walmart tells truckers it may drop them if they haul for Amazon

As the war for online retail dollars heats up, Wal-Mart has told carriers that work for the company that it may rescind its business with them if they haul loads for Amazon.

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First-ever Expediter of the Year award delivered at industry expo

Donating the $500 prize that came with the award to the St. Christopher Fund, Robert Burton, who hauls leased to V3 Transportation, embodied one of the giving quality his wife lauded him for in her nomination of him for the award.

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Comdata launches mobile app to send, receive funds

The Comchek Mobile app gives users the ability to send, receive and access funds on their Comdata cards. The company says the app builds on its Comchek Express Checks paper-based money transfer system.

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Love’s opens new locations in Mississippi, Ohio

Love's Travel Stops has opened two new locations, in Mississippi and Ohio. The West Point, Mississippi, travel stop is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 45A and Lagoon Road, and the Circleville, Ohio, store is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 23 and Pittsburg Road.

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