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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Jeanie Ozment

Ozment operates a 1996 Peterbilt 378, which she keeps in tip-top shape and looking brand new.

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Truck drivers to receive $14 million from New York City after lawsuit alleges parking ticket scheme

New York City has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit brought by the New York Trucking and Delivery Association, in which it will pay truck drivers roughly $14 million. The NYTDA alleged in its suit the city intentionally ticketed legally parked trucks in an attempt to drive revenue.

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Width-adjustable heavy-haul trailer

With its new DualMax line of heavy/oversize-haul equipment, the European Faymonville manufacturer was recently able to offer a modular trailer that can be widened -- even under a load -- to the U.S. market.

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Spot market update: Slight demand improvements for van, reefer

Rates slipped a cent for vans and reefers but are recovering already this week, given tighter capacity and an increase in the fuel surcharge. Atlanta-Houston roundtrip -- splitting the return from Texas could be advantageous.

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Cargo theft firms warn truckers of increased theft activity during Memorial Day weekend

FWI said in past Memorial Day weekends, it has seen elevated theft levels up to 40 percent higher than non-holiday weekends, and in 2015, saw a record-high 15 cargo theft incidents averaging more than $600,000 in value.

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‘Be the change you want to see’

From the cab of Clifford "Dream Walker" Petersen on the state of the industry. Drivers have strength in numbers, and individual actions will go a long way toward improving conditions for owner-operators.

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House committee advances bill with trucking reforms on hours of service, pending owner-op rating rule

The House’s Appropriations Committee has sent to the full House a Department of Transportation funding package that would permanently restore 2011 regulations pertaining to truckers’ use of a 34-hour restart. The bill also would halt the DOT’s work on its proposed Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking and would prevent states from enforcing any state-enacted laws governing truckers’ breaks and pay.

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DOT officially expands freight zone at Mexican border in Texas

The changes come by way of the opening of a new cross-border bridge, prompting the DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish new boundaries for the El Paso border zone. The expansion will allow Mexican carriers an expanded border zone in which to deliver and pickup cross-border loads.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

Shippers need to play a greater role in country’s parking crisis, OOIDA and ATA reps say

“The city and state tell us how many handicap spaces we have to have. Every shipper or receiver facility that accepts and receives trucks needs to bear some kind of responsibility. How do we get there? We’re raising the issue now.”

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Bestpass adds 600 miles of OK toll roads to bypass network

Toll bypass network Bestpass has added 606 miles of Oklahoma toll roads to its network, which the company says gives it full coverage nationwide of U.S. toll roads.

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