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Montana temporarily relaxes hours-of-service regulations for certain truckers

Winter weather prompted Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to issue an emergency declaration, allowing drivers hauling propane, heating oil and diesel fuel in Montana to be exempt from hours-of-service regulations.

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Truckers accounted for most workplace fatalities of any occupation in 2015

The Department of Labor says 745 truck drivers died from fatal work injuries during the year.

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Lester Slow presents ‘Trucking with crazy’

This reader's son helped edit this collection of clips captured at various locations around the United States. What do they have in common? Drivers behaving badly, Slow says.

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Comdata: Hotel network saved drivers $800k in 2016

Carrier payment provider Comdata announced this week its Comdata Hotel Network has saved fleets and drivers approximately $800,000 with nearly 50,000 nights stayed since the program launched in December 2015, for an average savings of $15 to $20 per night.

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2016’s top trucking stories: ELD mandate and 34-hour restart survive, Trump on trucking, autonomous truck action and more

Year's top trucking stories include ELDs, hours, Trump and trucking, gliders' potential demise, slow rates and more.

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Another trucker shut down following fatal crash

Immediately after the crash, urine and blood samples were collected. The blood sample collected from Johnson tested positive for marijuana and PCP. Johnson also hadn't kept proper logs for 6 months, authorities say.

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It’s complicated: Channel 19 year in review, part 3

Part 3 in this year in review, in which the "real Leroy Mercer" reared his head (sort of -- yeah, it's complicated), and Elves Trucking's time-card hours compliance strategy didn't look well in light of compliance-review waterboardings, and ...

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Van, reefer ending the year on fairly strong footing

In the past week, the focal point of a lot of activity was on the Midwest and along the East Coast, where freight had to arrive at its final destination before the end of the week.

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A little learnin’ and its opposite: Channel 19 year in review, part 2

Part 2 in this year in review picks up with Wes Memphis' transition to e-logs and plenty "unlearning" to be done ...

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Fighting tickets: Resources for finding legal representation

In addition to driver-centric legal resources, state and local bar associations' online or phone referral services also may yield good results.

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