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Majority of drivers are opposed to federal approval for hair-sample testing for drugs

While such testing has long been sought by a variety of mostly large carrier interests, a slight majority of Overdrive readers oppose the move to hair testing, objecting to the privacy intrusion they believe it represents.

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Be wary of increased cargo theft activity during Memorial Day weekend, firm says

SensiGuard says cargo theft rings will be “extremely active” over the next few days with more shipments being left unattended for extended periods of time, adding it has recorded theft levels up to 50 percent higher during holiday weekends.

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Sapp Bros. opens 17th travel center

The Harrisonville, Mo., store features a Dunkin Donuts restaurant with a drive-thru, an Apple Barrel restaurant, five showers, scales, a truck repair center and more.

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your fuel costs

This installment of Overdrive’s Partners in Business covers how to control fuel costs. That includes minimizing fuel consumption, getting a fair fuel surcharge and choosing where to buy fue

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Trump budget: More tolls and private rest areas, less money for DOT

Trump's budget would open up existing Interstate lanes to tolling, allow private companies to operate rest areas and slash the DOT budget over the next five years.

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California trucker to serve nearly 4 years in prison after being caught with 44 pounds of cocaine

During a traffic stop, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers found 10 vacuum-wrapped packages containing 44 pounds of cocaine hidden in the reefer unit on the trailer.

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Two weeks left to prepare for CVSA’s Roadcheck inspection blitz

Inspectors will primarily be conducting CVSA Level I inspections, the most thorough inspection, throughout the three-day event. While cargo securement is a typical part of a Level I inspection, enforcement officials will be taking a closer look during Roadcheck.

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KeepTruckin gets $18M infusion

The infusion of venture-capital cash will allow the company, started as a smartphone-based logging platform in 2013, to take its current electronic logging device and small fleet management platform into new areas, including freight matching.

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Surprise inspection sprees target truckers in Nebraska

A total of 261 inspections were conducted during the three inspection sprees, and 109 trucks, or 42 percent, were placed out-of-service for violations related to brakes, tires and more.

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Trump regulatory freeze further delays driver training rule

A January-issued memo from President Trump directing federal agencies to reassess certain regulations has again delayed the effective date of a rule establishing minimum training standards for new truck drivers.

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