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PrePass adds Texas tolls to services

In order to take advantage of PrePass for Texas tolls, PrePass Plus users must opt in to the new services and complete an authorization form.

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Nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges in need of repairs, new report says

Approximately 1,900 bridges along the United States’ interstate system are deemed structurally deficient, a fraction of the nearly 56,000 bridges across the U.S. with the same designation, according to a report released by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

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GPS Insight launches new ELD system

Some features on the ELD include messaging, which allows drivers to communicate with dispatch; navigation; and GPS tracking.

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FMCSA clarifies ELD compliance extensions, non-compliant devices

Two new guidelines from FMCSA on ELDs: Older devices that buy carriers' time but aren't long-term compliance options for the mandate can be transferred to a new truck and operators will have eight days to deploy a compliant device if their ELD is found to be non-compliant.

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Lawsuit encompassing up to 80,000 truckers to proceed after state Supreme Court ruling

A ruling by the Arizona Supreme Court allows the 80,000-member class to pursue allegations that the carrier shorted them wages by paying for shortest distance miles rather than actual miles driven.

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DOT: 3.2 trillion miles driven in 2016 on U.S. roadways

FHWA estimates that of the 3.2 trillion miles traveled in 2016, 2.2 trillion of the miles were in urban areas, while 984.2 billion were in rural areas.

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Amazon looking to recruit small carriers this week in Nashville

Amazon logistics representatives will be on site Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 22 and 23) at the Rush Truck Center outside Nashville, looking to recruit small regional Class 8 carriers interested in working with Amazon.

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Reefer rates follow van to winter lows, particularly out West

With last week's spot market update, it looked like van rate averages on many lanes might have been near the bottom for this slow season. It’s looking that way for reefer rates now, and spot market volumes have been relatively constant in the segment.

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As Congress eyes NAFTA rework, FMCSA policy granting Mexican carriers’ authority goes to court

Cross-border trucking with Mexico saw action in Congress last week, and it is set to see action next month in court, as a federal court is slated to hear arguments March 15 against a 2014 FMCSA policy allowing Mexican carriers to apply for long-haul operating authority in the U.S.

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Penske settles with drivers in case over unpaid meal and rest breaks

Penske will pay 344 current and former drivers $15,000 each to settle the now 8-year-old case. The case produced a landmark ruling in 2014 regarding state-level laws regarding drivers' pay and breaks, prompting concern from carriers about the potential for similar lawsuits.

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