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Doonan’s new drop deck/boat trailer design

The design of a niche series of 48-foot by 102-inch Black Gold Dropdeck trailers encompasses a 10-foot top deck, V–type cross-members and a 5-foot rear pull-out extension for boat, deck freight hauling.

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FMCSA reducing random required drug-test rates in 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced it is reducing the required rate of random drug tests carriers must conduct in 2016 from 50 to 25 percent.

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ELD mandate pre-2000 exemption: Manufacture date or model year?

The short answer is that FMCSA intends to draw the line according to model year, not date of manufacture. The long answer is that mixing language on model year and date of manufacture only complicates things for operators, eventual enforcement...

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Kenworth opens new dealership in Shreveport, La.

Kenworth of Louisiana-Shreveport recently opened a facility about a half mile south of Interstate 20.

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FMCSA launches first phase of Unified Registration System

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the first phase of its new Unified Registration System on Dec. 12.

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FMCSA delays implementation of new medical exam forms

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has announced a 120-day grace period for medical examiners to transition to the new medical exam forms for DOT physicals.

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Navistar nears settlement with SEC in emissions-related probe

Navistar International said Thursday the company hopes to pay a fine as part of a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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President signs spending package that includes continuation of 34-hour restart regs suspension

The U.S. House passed Friday the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that continues the suspension of certain 2013-implemented hours-of-service rules.

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Mailbag: Answering a few ELD mandate questions, and more trucking views

In this Channel 19 edition of Overdrive Radio podcast edition a few ELD-mandate-related questions answered, and a round-up of ongoing commentary coming in on the podcast line...

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Driver scores enabled within TruckerLine app

Through a new partnership with Zendrive, TruckerLine users can now “record” specific drives via Zendrive’s smartphone technology that measures driving behaviors toward producing a score.

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