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A back-handed compliment is still back-handed

Senators deliver industry compliments for trucking efforts to combat human trafficking before proposing truckers convicted of aiding human trafficking have their CDLs revoked for life. "Wait. What?"

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Unannounced brake inspection blitz sidelines nearly 2,000 trucks

CVSA inspectors in 33 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces conducted 9,524 inspections during the one-day inspection blitz. Of the 1,989 trucks placed out-of-service for various violations, 1,146 of them were parked for brake-related violations.

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Drivewyze adding 13 weigh station bypass locations in North Carolina

The 13 new sites in the Tar Heel State are located along Interstates 26, 40, 77, 85 and 95. These additional sites bring Drivewyze’s nationwide total to nearly 700 locations.

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Colorado DOT urges truckers to use caution on mountain passes

The department reminds truckers that the speed limit for westbound traffic on U.S. 160 coming downhill from the summit is 25 miles per hour for trucks. This stretch of highway has a 7 percent downhill grade and is more than eight miles from the summit to the base of the pass.

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ELD Ratings website offers e-log reviews

The ELDRatings.com website was created with intent to be a "central community resource where fleets and drivers can learn about ELDs and get help choosing the best product for their business," says site principal Ben Ramsay, also tech VP at Tradewinds Logistics.

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One20 partners with RoadsideMasters to offer free roadside assistance for truckers

Starting in August, One20 users will be eligible to join RoadsideMasters’ Silver Level service for free, which includes truck and trailer towing, flat tire change, tire repair, mobile mechanic service, jump starts and more.

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Projected savings from hydrogen-powered electric drive

It wasn’t just for their novelty that announcements of the Nikola One hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric-drive truck turned more than a few owner-operators’ heads last year. It was the promise of an operating cost benefit that took diesel-price volatility out of the equation.

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Register for GATS by Aug. 1 to be eligible for free hotel stay, gift cards and other prizes

The Grand Prize winner will receive two-night accommodations at an official GATS participating hotel, two VIP concert passes, two GATS VIP preview passes, the ability to tag along with a Pride & Polish judge, a $250 pre-paid credit card and a $50 voucher to the GATS show store.

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Truckers divided on Republicans’ go-it-alone Obamacare overhaul

A slight minority (47 percent) of readers noted general support for current efforts, while an exact half of poll respondents either urged Republicans to go back to the drawing board or leave the current system in place.

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DOT bill would nix state-mandated breaks for truckers, exempt livestock haulers from ELD mandate

The House's 2018 DOT funding bill would bar states from requiring carriers to give drivers paid meal and rest breaks, spur FMCSA to adopt CSA reforms and exempt livestock and insect haulers from ELD compliance.

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