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XPO drivers recognized for surpassing 3M safe driving miles

The 19 drivers recognized for exceeding three million safe driving miles have an average tenure with the company of 30 years.

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Trucking: Like father, like son

Daughter, too. 7 in every 10 of Overdrive's mostly owner-operator readers, whether male or female, reported having descended from a trucking father, in some form or another.

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House bill would nix 12% excise tax on truck purchases

U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) introduced Tuesday a bill that seeks to repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on the retail sale of most heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers.

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As Gulf Coast, Southeast hit by tropical storm, two states suspend hours regs

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued emergency declarations Tuesday, June 20. The declaration of emergency suspends certain regulations for truckers responding to the emergency, including hours-of-service regulations.

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Port truckers strike not impacting port operations

The strike was spurred by the Teamsters Union Local 848. The union alleges that carrier XPO misclassified port and rail drivers as independent contractors. Picketers are also protesting a plan recently revealed by the cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach to implement a zero-emissions port truck pilot program in upcoming years. 

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Missourians say show me the I-70 project money; state plan includes trucks-only lanes

Missouri leaders continue pondering how to pay for a 200-mile reconstruction of deteriorating I-70. Efforts to ban tolls on the project are ongoing. The most expensive proposal for the project includes four trucks-only lanes.

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POLL: Owner-operators, how’s business trending for you over the last months?

What's your business-conditions situation been over the last few months as the traditional spring freight season has come into play.

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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index: Latest moves show positive change

The Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from the analysts at FTR Transportation Intelligence showed a big jump in April after falling in March.

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Trucker Path secures funding for factoring service

The company’s InstaPay factoring service, which launched in 2016 and is available in its Truckloads mobile app, allows drivers to upload photos of their bills of lading and rate confirmations to get paid within one to two business days at a 3.5 percent flat factoring rate.

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Date set for one-day brake inspection blitz

Inspectors will be looking for out-of-adjustment brakes, along with brake system and antilock braking system violations on Brake Safety Day. See the dates here...

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