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Kenworth auctioning off custom T680 to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking

The proceeds from the auction will go directly to TAT, which works to “educate, mobilize and empower” truckers and rest stop employees to look for signs of human trafficking and teach them how to respond. The truck has a retail value of $157,000, according to Kenworth.

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Werner drivers lose court bid for pay for sleeper berth time

The court had previously ruled participants in Drivers Management, Werner’s training and orientation program, were entitled to pay for spending more than eight out of 24 hours in the sleeper berth. A new ruling, however, dismisses that order.

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Love’s opens new location in Chanute, Kan.

The new location offers drivers an Arby's restaurant, 38 truck parking spaces, Cat scales and more.

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Small fleet saves time and hassles with ELDs

The biggest ELD hurdle for nine-truck JJ&T Trucking, says Jake Taylor, company co-owner with his wife, Christy, was less operational than technical.

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Highway updates: Northeastern winter storm closes roadways, brief I-10 closure coming in AZ

Travel has been slowed in the Northeast because of a winter storm in the area, but so far, there have been no major highway closures as a result.

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As N.J. adds 3rd party CDL testing, national efforts loom on CDL skills test delays

Delays in CDL skills tests are a prominent lobbying agenda item for the Commercial Vehicle Trainers Association, who says CDL applicants sometimes must wait two to three months after their training to receive a skills test by their state.

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Idaho adds weigh-in-motion system at I-15 weigh station

The new systems will allow trucks that meet size and weight requirements to bypass the scale. The Idaho Transportation Department estimates approximately 50-60 percent of trucks that pass through the area will get a bypass signal.

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Former small fleet owner gets prison time in ‘chameleon carrier’ case

Volodymyr Kurylo, former owner of Pennsylvania-based VN Trucking and AV Trinity, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and 36 months supervised release and was ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

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E-log sticker merits easy time at weigh station

Gastonia, N.C.-based hotshot/tow owner-operator Buster Lewis took up the Continental VDO RoadLog to eliminate the hassle of pushing paper logs, he says -- big bonus: No weigh-station hassles for him and his 2006 Freightliner Business Class straight flatbed.

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Some high notes for flatbeds amid seasonal spot market fall-off

Flatbed rates had a small rebound last week, amid seasonal declines across all segments. On the top 78 open-deck lanes, rates rose on 42 of them, while 31 declined. The other five were neutral.

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