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NTSB: Trucker partially to blame in fatal 2016 crash involving Tesla sedan operating autonomously

NTSB concluded the driver of the tractor-trailer involved in the crash failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming Tesla sedan. A post-crash drug test also revealed the truck operator had used marijuana before the crash, according to NTSB’s report.

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House amendment would bar FMCSA from proceeding with speed limiter mandate

The amendment specifically targets the speed limiter mandate proposed rule issued last year by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which drew rebuke by most industry trade groups and highway safety advocacy groups.

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Celadon driver earns Highway Angel status for saving fellow driver

The incident occurred at a Pilot Travel Center in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. Miller saw the other driver collapse, and when they were unresponsive Miller started CPR and continued until emergency medical services made it to the scene.

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Dart offering giveaways to drivers for Appreciation Week

Prizes offered in the giveaways include TVs, iPads, Bluetooth headsets, gift cards, gift baskets from Dart employees, steer tires, truck detail packages and more.

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ELD makers’ controls for data security

Suppliers restrict their electronic logging device applications from sharing data with other applications on the device as a safeguard against potential security breaches in those applications, among other efforts.

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Certain Illinois military vets can waive CDL written test with new law

Military veterans who regularly drove trucks within a year of applying for a CDL can apply to waive the written knowledge test in Illinois.

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Trucker shot and killed at Iowa rest area, suspect arrested

The Iowa County Sheriff’s Department says 60-year-old Ernest D. Kummer of Monroe, Iowa, was shot and killed in the cab of his truck in the westbound I-80 rest area at mile marker 208 near Victor, west of Iowa City.

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Daimler recalls few dozen Western Star 4900 trucks for front axle weight issue

Daimler Trucks is recalling approximately 38 model year 2017-2018 Western Star 4900 trucks in which the weight of the front axle could exceed the spring capacity.

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Irma flooding closes portions of I-10, I-95 in Florida

State officials have closed I-10 in Lake City in both directions between milemarker 296 and milemarker 301 because of flooding. In the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area, there are some closures on I-95 and I-595, as well as some state roads and highways.

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International updates LoneStar tractor

International Trucks announced Monday several enhancements to its LoneStar unit, one of the most visually distinct trucks on the highway.

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