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Love’s opens new Colorado location along U.S. 287

The location marks the eighth Love's store along the 600-mile stretch of Highway 287 from Eads to Rhome, Texas, and its seventh in Colorado.

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Court rules PSP reports don’t violate driver privacy

In 2014, six truckers filed a class action suit, but the federal district court rejected arguments that FMCSA’s inclusion of less serious violations in PSP reports violates applicants’ privacy and that the agency lacks authority to release it.

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TA expands tire business with new Commercial Tire Network

TA President and CEO Tom O'Brien says the company has recently added tire brands including Cooper Tire Roadmaster, Goodyear Marathon and Kelly, and plan to add BF Goodrich, Pirelli and Formula by Pirelli in the future.

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Spot market demand tilting toward a stronger environment for carriers in 2017

FTR analyst and COO Jonathan Starks feels truckers' demand position in the spot market will improve well into 2017, particularly if movement toward electronic logging devices picks up. As in any improving-demand situation, rates will follow up.

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Washington state: Putting the move on moving violations, logs

The one-two combination of hours of service and traffic enforcement packs the biggest punch for Washington State -- with a technology assist.

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Rule to build database of truckers who have failed drug tests set for publication

The CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse final rule, which would establish a database of CDL holders who have failed or refused to take a drug test, will soon be published after the rule cleared the White House’s Office of Management and Budget on Monday, Oct. 31.

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Peak season hours changes begin this week at ports

Some U.S. ports continue to monitor and adjust gate hours as peak shipping season winds down toward Christmas.

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Truck stop offering drivers free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving

Boise Stage Stop says it hosts a Driver Appreciation Day every year on Thanksgiving Day as a "thank you" to truckers.

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DOT adds 30 days to speed limiter comment period

Comments on the propose rule are now due by the end of the day Dec. 7. The rule doesn't specify a speed to which trucks would be governed.

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‘Keep fighting’: One reader’s reaction to the 7th circuit’s ELD decision

In this Overdrive Radio 'mailbag' series podcast, more than one trucker strikes a defiant yet hopeful tone in response to yesterday's Halloween decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the FMCSA's ELD mandate final rule.

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