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ProSight’s new drug-testing program

Developed in partnership with the Foley Carrier Services DOT compliance and employer-assist firm, the new program claims to go above and beyond by detecting patterns of pharmaceutical drug abuse, among other things.

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Senate bill clears up 34-hour restart confusion, could add new hours limits

The bill corrects a legislative mess-up from December that put the 34-hour restart in jeopardy by ensuring the restart will remain available for truckers. However, it would also put in place a new 73-hour on-duty limit in a consecutive seven-day period.

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Overdrive names top 10 in 2016 Most Beautiful contest

The first-place winner will receive a trip to The Great American Trucking Show.

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Paccar to offer Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission in certain Kenworth, Peterbilt models

The TC10 transmission will be offered in Kenworth T680 and T880 models and Peterbilt Models 567 and 579 with both Paccar and Cummins engines.

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DOT’s study on truck size and weight contains little fresh news

An extensive federal study of heavier and larger trucks says greater analysis and fewer data limitations are necessary to gauge impact on the transportation system. The federally mandated research echoed the study’s technical reports, released last June by the DOT.

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Love’s opens Davenport, Fla. location

The new location along Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27 features 69 truck parking spaces, seven showers and more.

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The flat, van, reefer markets bucking the national downward rate trend in the last week

All equipment types could be getting ready for a rebound. Why? Load availability was up in the largest van freight markets last week, accompanied by a 30 percent increase in reefer freight movements compared to the previous week. Flatbed is also gaining strength.

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Pride on I-75: Annual Florida-held Pride & Polish show takes place this weekend at 75 Chrome Shop

The springtime show attracts dozens of the country’s top show trucks each year. It also offers free food, live music and giveaways such as lights, steering wheels, grills, train horns and more. Admission is free to spectators, and onsite truck parking is available.

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Truck driver killed in Houston flooding after historic rainfall

A truck driver was one of at least five people who died during the historic rainfall that flooded much of the Houston metropolitan area Sunday, April 17 and Monday, April 18.

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Traffic cost trucking industry nearly $50B in 2014, ATRI says

ATRI found congestion caused delays totaling more than 738 million hours of lost productivity, which equates to 264,500 truck drivers sitting idle for an entire working year.

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