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On a Hurricane Harvey relief mission with owner-operator Bill Ater

Landstar-leased owner-operator Bill Ater had his "feet in the starting blocks, hands on the floor" and was "waiting on the starting shot" when we talked Tuesday, August 29, for this Overdrive Radio podcast, staged in South Texas for relief shuttles associated with Hurricane Harvey.

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Pilot Flying J hosting free fuel sweepstakes during college football season

Each week, drivers can enter for a chance to be one of 14 winners that will each receive free fuel in the form of a $2,000 PFJ gift card. To enter the weekly contest, drivers can text "FuelingFans" to 30311. Weekly winners will be announced every Thursday on Pilot Flying J's Facebook page.

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OOIDA petitions FMCSA to withhold federal funding from 20 states for enforcement, including ELDs

The petition singles out 26 states that haven't as yet adopted the ELD mandate, while 20 of those are out of compliance with fed regs adoption rules in general, OOIDA says. The MCSAP program granted more than $65 million in funding to those 20 states last year.

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Don Cuddeback shows how to avoid a head-on collision

Watch: Headed toward the last stop before his ultimate destination, Fraley & Schilling driver Cuddeback was on an "access road to the plant," a pretty narrow road, and "coming around a curve here come some lights lined up square with my truck." ...

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Three truckers named finalists to win Kenworth in rookie driver contest

Wayne Roy, a Marine Corps veteran driving for U.S. Xpress; Daniel Shonebarger, a Navy veteran driving for Melton Truck Lines; and Gregg Softy, an Army veteran driving for Stevens Transport, were named finalists in the program. The winner will receive a Kenworth T680.

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I-10 closed at Texas-Louisiana border due to Harvey flooding

The recommended alternate route for large commercial vehicles is I-49 north to I-20 west. Smaller vehicles can use other routes north to I-20 west.

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Averitt donates $100,000 for Hurricane Harvey victims

Averitt Express has donated $100,000 to help Hurricane Harvey victims recover after the storm caused record-setting rain and flooding in Houston and other areas.

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Hurricane Harvey to disrupt freight flow nationwide, likely boost rates

Hurricane Harvey and the damage it is inflicting in southeast Texas will crimp trucking industry capacity, alter the country’s freight flow and likely push rates upward in the coming weeks and months. For those involved in relief efforts, it stands to be a busy next few weeks.

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Cummins reveals all-electric tractor prototype

Cummins on Tuesday became the latest company to introduce an all-electric tractor, unveiling -- just weeks ahead of an expected electric truck introduction from electric vehicle pioneer Tesla -- a Class 7 concept tractor. 

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Navistar recalling some 2018 Internationals with Cummins engines, Trail King recalling gooseneck trailers

Navistar is recalling approximately 224 model year 2018 International HX and LT series trucks with Cummins ISX15 Performance Series engines for a fuel pump issue, and Trail King is recalling certain 2012-2014 gooseneck trailers in which the pivot plate could crack, causing the trailer to detach.

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