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Med examiner accused of issuing bogus certifications to thousands of drivers pleads not guilty

A Georgia-based medical examiner who’s been accused by authorities of issuing thousands of fraudulent medical certifications to truck drivers has been indicted. FMCSA has said 6,600 truck operators who received certification from the doc will need to see a new doctor and receive fresh certifications.

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Pilot Flying J added 58 locations in 2016

The 58 additional locations for PFJ in 2016 added 4,200 parking spaces and 320 showers.

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Howard Salmon presents ‘Oops, wrong way’

As Salmon is approaching a left turn into an onramp, an oncoming pickup driver turned left as if to enter the highway himself. Too bad, as Salmon notes, the pickup driver was "going the wrong way on an off-ramp."

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Women’s self-defense course on a cruise ship

The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit announced it will host a two-hour self-defense course for women in attendance during its first annual Queen of the Road on the High Seas cruise. Taekwondo instructor/driver advocate Allen Smith will lead.

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Three trucks caught in Colorado avalanche, I-70 reopened in both directions

I-70 has been reopened in both directions on the Vail Pass after crews were able to conduct avalanche control work throughout the day Tuesday. An avalanche closed a stretch of the interstate for most of the day Tuesday.

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Celadon offering new team drivers $8k sign-on bonus

The bonuses will be performance-based, earned as mileage is accrued. Each team member will receive $1,000 when the team hits the 30,000-, 60,000-, 90,000- and 120,000-mile mark.

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Diesel prices start 2017 at highest mark in 17 months

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. is now $2.597 -- the highest since August 2015.

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Truckers’ lawsuit against broker bond provider to continue following appeal

A lawsuit brought by several small business truckers against a defunct broker and its trust fund provider has fresh life following a successful appeal by the truckers involved and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, whose legal team is backing the truckers’ suit.

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Landstar driver named Highway Angel for helping woman escape burning pickup

Moore was driving west on Highway 100 outside of Keystone Heights, Fla., on April 13, 2016, when he witnessed a pickup truck take a corner too fast ahead of him, leave the highway and crash into a tree. He immediately pulled over to help and, when he got to the scene, found a woman with a serious arm injury unable to get out of the truck.

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Has your truck, trailer or load ever been the victim of a theft?

This poll explores the extent to which cargo theft and truck or trailer theft has affected owner-operators -- any combination of truck, trailer or load theft happened to you throughout your career? Weigh in here.

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