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Interstates reopened in Oregon, Washington following winter storms

Large sections of I-84 in Oregon and I-90 in Washington state are closed because of winter weather, as well as a section of I-82 in Oregon near the Washington state line.

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Outgoing FMCSA boss salutes truckers

“I’m going to be telling every day to everyone I talk to. I appreciate everything do to make sure safe trucking moves the economy. I will never forget the work that they do and the importance that they have in this nation.”

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Trucking rap sheet: Carrier owner arrested for $1M in unpaid tolls, Pa. med examiner suspended

A New Jersey trucking company owner was recently arrested for having more than $1 million in unpaid tolls and fees accrued over a 13-month period, and a Pennsylvania woman accused of continuing to perform CDL medical exams after being suspended by the state has been suspended by the FMCSA.

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Tennessee guv unveils 12-cent diesel tax increas as part of legislative agenda, other states implement hikes

Haslam's "IMPROVE Act" proposed legislation would address a dearth of road funding in the state with the diesel hike and other taxes. Other states have moved in similar directions in lieu of any increase in federal funds for infrastructure.

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Readers debate viability of pre-2000 model year approach to avoiding ELD mandate

At the center of the commentary, pushback on the notion that near-20-year-old equipment could be considered reliable enough to deliver suitable profitability. As one commenter noted, telling his story, an owner-operator might do well "to have two -- one to run, and one for a spare. And one for parts if you can store it.""

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Four weeks left to submit nominations in Overdrive contest recognizing female truckers

Contest recognizing female drivers accepting nominations through Feb. 15.

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Trucker helps woman deliver baby at truck stop, named Highway Angel

When he entered the restroom, he found a woman on the floor in labor with her husband trying to help. He laid towels down under the woman while her mother encouraged her, and after a few pushes, a baby girl was delivered.

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Rest area parking: Possible expansion of services for truckers sparks debate

The expansion of these services would allow states to bring in more money and possibly help keep rest areas open as parking options for truckers, advocates argue. NATSO, however, says the expansions could undercut truck stop business.

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Big carriers again push FMCSA to allow hair sample drug tests

Some of the country’s largest carriers have joined to file a request with the U.S. DOT to allow them to drug test drivers exclusively via hair sample, in lieu of the traditional and federally required urine sample test.

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Mack’s updates mDrive transmission with auto neutral, rolling start features

Mack Trucks announced at World of Concrete in Las Vegas Tuesday it will make rolling start and auto neutral standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions.

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