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Rhode Island backpedals on trucks-only toll plan, still aiming for Class 8 tolls as main bridge funding source

Rhode Island lawmakers have scaled back a plan to pay for repairs to the state’s infrastructure with a truck-only toll on about two dozen bridges.

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Roadcheck road reports heading into final day

UPDATED: Reader reports from locales around the nation throughout the second day and final morning of the Roadcheck inspection blitz. What are you seeing? Weigh in here.

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NHTSA publishes Final Rule requiring trucks made in 2017 and beyond to be equipped with stability control systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration June 3 published a Final Rule requiring that all trucks made Aug. 1, 2017, and after be equipped with electronic stability control systems that prevent vehicle rollovers.

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Where inspections are rising: Illinois nearly doubles activity in wake of high-profile crashes

Following high-profile truck crashes that killed two of its officers between 2012 and 2014, Illinois bucked recent downward inspection trends with a doubling of intensity over those years.

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Fleet Focus: LTL service center expansion roundup

Guess which North Carolina-based less-than-truckload company just opened yet another service center? Yep, the folks down in Thomasville – Old Dominion Freight Line – have relocated their service center in Portland, Ore., to a larger 137-door facility located at the convergence of a number of thoroughfares and near two ports. The Portland Service Center serves a number of cities in the area, including Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tillamook, Tigard, Tualatin, Wilsonville, McMinnville, Woodburn, Salem, Clackamas, Gresham, Sandy, Hood ...

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Obama weighs in on hours of service rollback, says it may be cause for veto

The White House released a policy statement this week saying the bill's further entrenchment of the restart rollback and other trucking regulatory changes included in 2016's DOT funding bill are potential hang-ups for presidential approval.

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Truckers protest Rhode Island toll plan

Truckers are voicing opposition to Rhode Island’s proposal to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding truck-only tolls on about 20 bridges.

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Decreasing inspections: Georgia’s numbers fall

The state dialed back on overall inspections from 81,183 in 2013 to 69,188 in 2014, a 15 percent decline. According to state officials, such a level may not hold as it focuses on doing more with less.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

‘Insist on the good’ to boost camaraderie

"Pick up the mic and add some good," says a reader. "Insist on it. ... Because this is how it works. Either you shun the crap or you bury it with some goodness.”

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Rates interactive: Explore online tool charting negotiation strength cycles

With Overdrive's new interactive rate tool, gain insights into the day of the week when spot-market rate negotiations on average most favor your trailer type.

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