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Tomorrow’s Trucker: Meet the pilot-monitor, master of the autonomous truck

Where do automated trucks leave truck drivers? The common concern among truckers is that they themselves won’t be needed. That refrain, however, likely is ungrounded. Drivers’ jobs will become like that of airline pilots, not only watching the vehicle but also closely overseeing a variety of sophisticated systems...

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N.C. reviewing I-77 contract after toll company files bankruptcy in Texas

North Carolina is reexamining a Cintra subsidiary’s contract to add toll lanes to I-77 after a separate division of the corporation became the second of its subsidiaries holding a road contract with a state to file bankruptcy since 2014.

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CAT Scale adds Comdata as payment option in Weigh My Truck app

Drivers can now use their Comdata cards to pay at a CAT scale using the Weigh My Truck app.

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One independent’s comeback from the brink: A run with Ted Bowers

A rare opportunity to make part of a run with Kingston, Tenn.-based Ted Bowers, owner of the small trucking company that bears his name, yields a story of adversity overcome that holds lessons in the importance of close freight, accounting, driver and other partnerships.

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FMCSA proposes rule to help military veterans obtain CDL, get into trucking industry

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking to make it easier for current and former military personnel to obtain a commercial learner’s permit or CDL with two regulatory changes.

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Fireworks haulers want hours exemption renewed, loggers seek securement exemption

The FMCSA is seeking public comment on two exemption requests – one for fireworks haulers from the 14-hour rule during the July 4 holiday period, and one for the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association from certain cargo securement regulations.

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FMCSA holding ‘beyond compliance’ public listening sessions next month at MATS, CVSA spring meeting

The first session will be held Friday, April 1 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:15-3 p.m. eastern time. The second session will be held Monday, April 25 at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Spring 2016 Workshop in Chicago from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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PacLease announces new online driver training program

The program offers more than 360 online courses and tutorials that aim to improve driving skills and compliance.

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Tomorrow’s Trucker: How a rapidly evolving trucking industry is reinventing the owner-operator

In this special series, built on months of reporting by Overdrive editors, we take a realistic look at what truck operators can expect from their livelihood in the coming decades, including a look at the evolution of the business model, likely regulatory reform, the daily tasks of tomorrow's trucker and shifts in the trucker pay model.

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Diesel prices spiked nearly 8 cents last week

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel rose 7.8 cents to $2.099 per gallon.

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