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Kenworth T680 up for grabs in contest for military vet truckers

Kenworth, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and Fastport have joined forces to find the trucking industry’s top military veteran rookie driver.

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ATBS releases summer recreation guide for truck drivers

The Truck Driver's Summer Recreation Guide, which is free to download, features more than 40 pages of restaurants, games, attractions and more.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Na’Keisha Rushing

Rushing had a steady job as a medical assistant when she realized she needed a challenge in life, so she got her CDL.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist April Roberge

Roberge drives team with her husband and their dog. She loves to cook organically and works hard to try to prepare healthy meals on the road.

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Vote now in Trucker Talent Search contest

Voting for the singing contest is open through June 15. Visit TruckerTalentSearch.com to view the videos and cast your vote.

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Ahead of nationwide June inspection blitz, Bendix and Goodyear offer tire prep tips

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual International Roadcheck inspection blitz, which will focus this year on tire safety, will be held June 7-9. In advance of Roadcheck, Goodyear and Bendix have released some tips on tire safety to help owner-operators prepare for the inspection spree.

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Peterbilt vocational Model 520 expands refuse lineup

The truck features a dual-seated/dual-drive configuration that allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab, including dual controls for the parking brakes, HVAC system and stereo.

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Trucker struck by object thrown through windshield in Mobile, Ala.

Jones told the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office he saw a suspicious red pickup truck before the object came through his windshield, the report says. The MCSO told Fox 10 that other truckers have reported objects being thrown at their trucks and also seeing a red pickup.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

How ELDs could be the new radar guns

If the SFD process as proposed becomes regulation, and the ELD mandate isn't struck down by the federal courts or otherwise derailed, on-site auditors may garner an extra-effective tool in their arsenal for declaring a carrier Unfit on the basis of hours, moving violations.

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Small carriers/owner-ops land 40% of freight contracted to large carriers, report claims

Freight being subcontracted to smaller carriers from larger ones is not news to the industry. But LaneAxis says its research shows the practice is perhaps more prevalent than previously though, given the large share of freight -- 42 percent of total bookings, says LaneAxis -- pushed to smaller carriers and owner-operators by some of the country’s largest.

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