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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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‘Slime Tsunami’: Truck dumps 8,000 pounds of slime eels on Oregon highway

The driver of the flatbed reportedly was slowing at a construction site, couldn't stop and the tuck tipped spilling the containers filled with what Smithsonian.com calls, the "most disgusting animals in the ocean, if not on earth."

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DAT’s new TruckersEdge Pro now shows rate averages paid to owner-operators in recent weeks

Loadboard DAT Solutions on Friday announced the availability of TruckersEdge Pro, an updated version of its loadboard that allows owner-operators to see the rate averages in specified lanes paid by brokers over the past 15 days.

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State of insurance for independents with new authority: Pricey, and getting pricier

When it's time to shop coverage around: With a fleet at around four years old and no significant history of claims, a seven truck fleet's liability insurance rates had risen substantially in its fourth year to roughly $15,000 annually per truck, all in. That's not how it's supposed to go, noted presenters at an insurance session at Expedite Expo.

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Human trafficking convicts would be barred for life from trucking under Senate bill

A bill introduced by the Senate’s Commerce Committee this week would permanently disqualify truck drivers from holding a CDL if they've been convicted of a human trafficking offense. The legislation part of a two-bill package aimed at combating human trafficking that occurs on U.S. roadways.

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Pilot Flying J inks sponsorship deal with ESPN, Southeastern Conference

PFJ says the sponsorship will provide exposure for the company on SEC Network programming and on the network's football pregame show, SEC Nation.

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Love’s will give away free hot dogs next week on National Hot Dog Day

Love's Travel Stops is celebrating National Hot Dog Day by giving away free hot dogs Wednesday, July 19, at participating locations.

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As cow haulers applaud ELD exemption in DOT funding bill, legislation advances

A bill that would exempt carriers from state laws requiring paid meal and rest breaks for drivers and, at least short term, exempt livestock haulers from compliance with the federal electronic logging device has been passed by the House Appropriations Committee’s transportation subcommittee.

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Grounded 280-ton truck finally allowed to move, carrier forced to pay state $60k

Bay Crane Northeast agreed to take out a $25 million insurance policy with the state as a co-insured party, pay the cost of the police escort through the state, and reimburse Rhode Island DOT $60,000 for its trouble in dealing with the truck.

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Eight killed in two fiery truck-involved crashes Tuesday in Texas and Kansas

A crash involving four trucks and two passenger vehicles along I-35 in Waco, Texas, claimed three lives, including a truck driver, and a crash along I-70 in Kansas involving two trucks and four passenger vehicles claimed five lives.

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