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Michigan set to begin roadside drug testing pilot program

Troopers that have gone through the training to become certified drug recognition experts could conduct the test at roadside by swabbing the saliva of a driver.

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Truck parking coalition talks converting existing facilities to truck parking, other fixes at second meeting

OOIDA Director of Regulatory Affairs Scott Grenerth said approximately 50 people attended the meeting and "shared every possible perspective of the five main focus areas" for the coalition. Those areas of focus are parking capacity expansion, funding and finance, technology and data, coordination with regional and local governments, and creative solutions.

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Dust storms causing reduced visibility along I-10 in Arizona

When dust storms occur, ADOT says to "Pull Aside, Stay Alive," and to pull off the highway as soon as it's safe to do so.

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Shell releases new diesel engine oil portfolio as part of next-gen oil category

The CK-4 Rotella products will replace the current CJ-4 Rotella oils used today and work with engines of all ages. The FA-4 products are designed for year-model 2017 and later engines and will have limited backwards compatibility.

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Election 2016 still ‘Trumped’ for truckers

Three out of four Overdrive readers report supporting Republican Donald Trump for President. That's a considerably higher percentage than was supporting the Republicans' 2012 candidate, Mitt Romney, at around this time that year.

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Trillium CNG to open 29 stations in Pennsylvania

Seven of the 29 locations will be open to the public, and more stations could be added, according to Love's. The public stations will be open to the motoring public, as well as light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks.

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National fuel prices see 1.2-cent drop in most recent week

With a 1.2-cent decrease during the week ending July 18, diesel prices across the United States have dropped for the third week in a row, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Serious excess-detention issue lost on many brokers, survey says

A new survey conducted by DAT shows something of a disconnect between carrier/broker views on detention. While detention is one of the top 5 business issues for 8 in 10 carriers, only 20 percent of brokers agreed that detention was that significant for them.

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Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

Iowa DOT closing 16 miles of I-35 for four nights this week

The installation of a temporary barrier rail on the interstate will require portions of I-35 between exit 52 and exit 68 to be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. four nights this week.

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Rules on CDL clearinghouse, speed limiters still set for summer publication

The DOT removed a projected publication date for Phase II of the greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards in its latest regulatory report. A proposed rule to mandate speed limiters is still expected this summer.

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