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Philip Kuffner presents a trio of vids to file under ‘on-highway follies’

Always "an adventure" out on the road, isn't it? Overdrive reader Philip Kuffner offered up these three vids from his dashcam as plenty evidence.

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Navistar reports loss of $97M in 2016, says feds have approved Volkswagen deal

Revenue for the fiscal year 2016 was $8.1 billion, compared to $10.1 billion in fiscal year 2015. The truck segment recorded a loss of $189 million, compared with a fiscal year 2015 loss of $141 million.

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Fuel prices hit 2016 high mark

The cheapest fuel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.41 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic Region at $2.47 per gallon.

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Top rookie military award goes to Werner Owner-Operator

Navy veteran Troy Davidson, an owner-operator with Werner, was named Top Veteran Rookie Driver and won a brand new Kenworth T680.

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New I-65 and I-265 bridges open, tolls for trucks cost $10-$12

The East End bridge connects Utica, Ind., and Prospect, Ky., on I-265 and State Route 265. The other two bridges, the six-lane Abraham Lincoln Bridge on I-65 North and the renovated six-lane Kennedy Bridge on I-65 South in downtown Louisville, opened over the last year.

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Though the weather turns colder, spot market temps turn up for vans, flatbeds

Winter weather in the Midwest and Northeast could push rates even higher the week of Christmas, since parcel freight will be moving until Saturday the 24th, and those lanes will be slower and more difficult.

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Alleged medical card fraud could affect thousands of truckers

Dr. Anthony Lefteris operated out of an Atlanta Petro Stopping Center. He has been charged by federal investigators for allegedly issuing medical certifications to drivers without performing full medical exams, according to court records.

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Cargo theft historically higher during holiday season, FreightWatch says

With both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day occurring on Sunday this year, FWI says many receiving facilities’ schedules will be adjusted, leaving more opportunity for freight to be parked for extra time.

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C.R. England to pay 6,300 truckers $2.35M in back pay

The settlement breaks down to a net payment of $273 per driver. The remainder of the settlement goes to attorney’s fees and court costs, according to court documents.

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New tolls coming on I-65 bridges, toll increases on horizon in several states

Beginning Dec. 30, three Ohio River bridges will begin tolling the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge, the I-65 Kennedy Bridge and the new East End bridge. Several other tolling locations around the country are also increasing tolls for trucks.

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