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Major maritime carrier woes could propel truckload rates in some lanes

Data from loadboard DAT reveals lane-specific effects since Hanjin’s late-August bankruptcy. Key lanes out of the Los Angeles market have seen rates spike in recent weeks as load-to-truck ratios soared on the heels of Hanjin ships docking and unloading at L.A.-area ports.

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Debatable accuracy of hard-fast sleep-apnea screening protocol

Overdrive research suggests that false-positive and -negative screening for apnea has been the case for more than a third of readers who’ve experienced the screening.

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FMCSA gives $1M to train military vets to become truckers

Seven technical and community colleges across the U.S. were awarded a combined total of nearly $1 million in grants from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help train military veterans and their families for jobs as truck drivers.

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I-95 fully reopened throughout North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced I-95 is completely open in both directions throughout the state.

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Apnea’s wakeup call: Survey results show growing testing incidence, potential impacts of new protocol

A new Overdrive analysis suggests at least one in four owner-operators would be screened for sleep apnea testing under proposed guidelines.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth the first truck makers to announce return to MATS

Despite having sat out the 2016 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), and with many of its competitors heading off to an upstart trucking show in Atlanta next fall, Kenworth and Peterbilt announced Monday they would return to the Louisville, Ky.-based show next year.

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Truck freight, revenues to jump in coming decade, ATA predicts

Trucking revenues by 2027 will grow by 77.2 percent, ATA projects, from $906 billion in 2016 to $1.605 trillion in 2027.

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Utility Trailer relocates, upgrades Tolleson, Ariz., facility

The new building is 61,000 square feet and offers Wi-Fi in the lounge, gated security, separate driveways for cars and trucks, and a total of 30 service bays.

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Texas A&M unveils truck-less, electric freight system

The transporter can move 70,000 pounds of freight at 60 miles per hour up to a distance of 500 miles using two-thirds less energy than a conventional diesel truck, according to the university.

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Thomas Ivie presents ‘Flying Tire Incident’

"I was driving in Kansas City, Mo., when the wheel and tire of a car ahead of me came off. It rolled into the left lanes and out of my sight. ... All of a sudden, the tire was in the air, heading straight for me. ..."

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