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PIT Group to offer independent ELD testing, verification

The independent testing will follow the latest version of the ELD Test Plan and Procedures issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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FTC claims carrier services companies misrepresented themselves toward securing fees from owner-operators

The FTC says James Lamb's DotAuthority.com and Dotfilings.com tricked small business truckers into paying unnecessary federal and state registration fees by pretending to be associated with the Department of Transportation or other agencies. Lamb strongly questions FTC tactics.

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FMCSA asks truckers to discontinue use of Samsung Note7 phones, keep them unplugged

FMCSA has issued a safety advisory telling Samsung Galaxy Note7 owners to stop using the devices -- and to leave them unplugged -- while in their trucks.

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ELD mandate: Small fleet owner urges Congress to reconsider, more voices on the mandate

"It’s high time for our government officials to start using some common sense by listening to the voices of experience who know what they are talking about. It’s time to reconsider this mandate to the benefit of all." --Z-Tranz small fleet owner David Morin, based in Morganton, N.C. BONUS; New mailbag podcast on the mandate.

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U.S. DOT gives South Carolina $1M to repair roads damaged by Hurricane Matthew

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday the immediate availability of $1 million in emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration to help begin road and bridge repairs damaged by Hurricane Matthew in South Carolina.

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New truck emissions regs likely to stay in place after election

The best odds for Phase 2 emissions to be struck are for Republicans to take both chambers of Congress and the White House. Even if that happens, it's an uphill battle.

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Love’s returns to Gulfport, Miss., after 7-year absence

Love's Travel Stops announced this week it has opened a new location in Gulfport, Miss., after the previous store was closed seven years ago when the state of Mississippi claimed the land through eminent domain to widen the road.

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Hours of service, improper logs lead violations for truckers during Roadcheck, brakes top equipment violation

Inspectors during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual 72-hour International Roadcheck campaign placed 21.5 percent of trucks inspected out of service, along with 3.4 percent of drivers, according to numbers released Oct. 20 by CVSA.

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Sleep apnea: Problems with one-year medical certification

The Medical Review Board’s preliminary apnea recommendations would enshrine a practice that’s increasingly common with truckers being treated successfully for sleep apnea: a one-year medical certification.

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Trucking industry stakeholders voice concerns about Rhode Island’s toll plan

“The trucking industry and related entities – including truck stops and travel centers – will suffer greatly from a discriminatory truck-only toll,” said Chris Maxwell, president of the Rhode Island Trucking Association.

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