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Thomas Ivie presents ‘Flying Tire Incident’

"I was driving in Kansas City, Mo., when the wheel and tire of a car ahead of me came off. It rolled into the left lanes and out of my sight. ... All of a sudden, the tire was in the air, heading straight for me. ..."

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Diesel prices climb to nearly $2.50 a gallon nationwide

Prices increased in all regions, with the most significant increase coming in the West Coast less California region, where prices jumped 4.4 cents.

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Trucker shut down by FMCSA after testing positive for meth and causing severe crash

A Utah-based driver has been effectively shut down by FMCSA for failing to complete the return-to-duty process after failing a drug test, but still attempting to operate. He was involved in a bad crash last month.

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Minimum driver training standards rule set to publish next month, DOT says

A DOT rule to implement a core curriculum for initial trucker training and require 30 hours behind the wheel before being issued a CDL is set to publish next month, as is a separate rule to establish a database of truckers who've failed or refused a drug test.

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Safe Driver Week enforcement spree ongoing this week

Law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers during the week of Oct. 16-22.

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POLL: What is the top trucking issue from your vantage point?

These 10 issues -- including the ELD mandate and hours of service, CSA, a so-called 'driver shortage and more -- were ranked in this order in ATRI's annual survey of carriers. Which one (or other issue) would you put at the top of your most pressing issues list?

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74 XPO drivers vote to join the Teamsters

The drivers, based out of XPO’s facility in Aurora, Ill., voted Wednesday in favor of union representation. XPO warehouse workers at another facility also voted to join the union. XPO said its investigating the legality of the elections.

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Truckers remain mostly opposed to speed limiter rule as comments pour in

Of the nearly 3,000 comments made on the Department of Transportation's proposed rule to mandate speed limiters on heavy trucks, many are from truckers opposed to the rule. Commenters cite congestion, danger of variable speeds and overburdensome regulations as the key reasons for opposition to the mandate.

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Court rules overweight truckers can be ordered for sleep apnea screening by carrier

A federal court has ruled that Crete Carrier Corp. is within its legal boundaries to require truckers at the company to be tested for sleep apnea if their body mass index is greater than 35.

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New ATA boss says he intends to be more aggressive on lobbying front

The new president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations has signaled he intends for the group to take a more aggressive stance against trucking regulations and anti-truck safety groups as head of the trucking lobbying firm.

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