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Owner-ops voice concerns over ELDs, give feedback on potential ‘Beyond Compliance’ program

MATS 2016

Truck drivers, fleet personnel and owner-operator advocates voiced their concerns at the Mid-America Trucking Show about the DOT's electronic logging device mandate and provided their thoughts on the “Beyond Compliance” program the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required to establish.

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Hiring our Heroes program announces truck giveaway for military veterans

MATS 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring our Heroes Program, Kenworth and FASTPORT announced a contest today to give away a fully-loaded T680.

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Navistar pays $7.5 million to settle SEC accusations that it misled investors about 2010 emissions compliance

The SEC also announced April 1 it has brought charges against former Navistar CEO Dan Ustian, claiming the truck and engine maker's former boss misled investors about the company's ability to meet 2010 emissions standards.

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Bestpass covers all U.S. toll roads on one device

MATS 2016

The Bestpass network now unifies toll road coverage on a single transponder, announced President and CEO John Andrews during a Mid-America Trucking Show press conference today.

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Dan Lagoon presents four-wheeler’s full 360 in ‘Black ice in Missouri’

"A car did a 360 on the freeway next to me" in January, noted Dan Lagoon in this upload to Overdrive's Dashcam Central repository for reader-submitted vids. Follow the link below to add your own.

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Dometic’s new solar-charge truck battery systems

Dometic Group unveiled its new solar power systems with partner eNow for heavy-duty truckers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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Rand McNally introduces low-cost ELD that interfaces with smartphone

MATS 2016

When paired with a driver’s existing Android phone or Rand McNally navigation tablet, Ravi Kodavarti, Rand McNally’s director of product management says the ELD 50 creates a secure compliance solution that will meet federal ELD mandates, which take effect next year.

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Liability coverage increase on backburner, Progressive rep says

MATS 2016

Talks heated up late in 2014 about a potential increase to the current $750,000 minimum, but other regulations, such as changes to the CSA system and an electronic logging device mandate, have seemingly cooled any agency action on the subject.

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SuperRigs returns to Joplin with focus on trucks, veterans

MATS 2016

Shell expects to team with Fastport, an agency that helps veterans find civilian jobs, to educate veteran attendees about the job opportunities that exist in trucking.

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Goodyear names N.Y. driver Julian Kaczor its 2016 Highway Hero, saved man from burning car

MATS 2016

Trucker Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., has been named Goodyear’s 2016 Highway Hero. Kaczor rescued a man from a burning car last July following a crash that occurred right in front of him and his truck. The announcement came March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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