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Senators press regulators to speed up implementation of driver drug testing changes

The senators noted in the letter the December 2015-passed FAST Act highway bill required the HHS to issue guidelines for hair testing as a method of detecting the use of drugs within one year, but the Dec. 4, 2016, deadline passed without action. Failing to meet the deadline, the letter adds, has prevented the DOT from allowing hair testing to be a federally approved testing method.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent medical exams, illegal hazmat transport and more

A Virginia trucking company, its parent company and four executives were pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges after allegedly violating multiple FMCSA regulations, a man pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams for truckers and more.

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Averitt deploys SmartDrive camera system fleetwide

Averitt deploys SmartDrive camera system fleetwide

Averitt Express has deployed the SmartDrive road-facing camera system across its 4,800-truck fleet, SmartDrive announced last week.

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PrePass, Bestpass partner to allow drivers to use one transponder for both services

The goal of the agreement is to help Bestpass trucking customers of all sizes, including owner-operators, save more time and money, according to John Andrews, Bestpass president and CEO.

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States look to bar protesters from blocking highways

Tennessee and South Dakota have both passed laws pertaining to blocking highways with protests, while Iowa, North Carolina, Washington state and Massachusetts each have legislation pending that increases penalties to those who intentionally block highways.

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Weather Co. launches ground-transport weather dashboard

Weather Co. launches ground-transport weather dashboard

A tool for dispatch and drivers, the dashboard includes information on weather and road conditions, including precipitation, wind, fog, ice and pooling water. The dashboard also integrates real-time traffic flow and incident data, and flags safety hazards.

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Love’s opens 24th Kansas location

The location offers drivers with 53 truck parking spaces, showers, five DEF lanes, Cat scales, RFID cardless fueling, a Sonic Drive-In with indoor seating and more.

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Gemini awards 78 drivers with $1.8 million in safety bonuses

The bonuses, which equate to approximately $23,000 per driver depending on his or her previous 12 months’ salary, were awarded to drivers who remained accident-fee and adhered to the company’s safety policies and procedures for five years.

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Latest ‘uber for trucking’ launches app — this time, it’s from Uber itself

“Uber for trucking,” long considered a freight-matching unicorn, has come to a kind of fruition, with the ride-sharing giant today unveiling its brokerage's Uber Freight matching app aimed at the owner-operator market with a focus on dry van and reefer loads.

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Climing the ladder v. holding down a gig, greater risk is greater reward v. sticking with what's dependable, economic growth v. stability -- the prioritization choice is cast in a lot of different ways. Which side, if any, do you fall on when thinking about your business' future?

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