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Winter storm prompts hours suspension for certain truckers in Oklahoma

The emergency declaration was issued Thursday, Jan. 12, and is effective through Feb. 11. The declaration says direct assistance only applies to the "restoration of essential services" such as electrical, sewer, water and telecommunications, and for essential supplies such as feed, food and fuel.

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FMCSA publishes, immediately suspends new online carrier registration system

With the publication and immediate suspension of the URS, existing carriers will need to continue to follow the same procedures and forms for registration updates as they do today. The agency intends to lift the suspension once the technology to implement the URS is complete, it says.

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DOT: Growing population, freight volumes to challenge U.S. transportation systems

With the United States' population expected to increase by 70 million people and freight volumes expected to grow by more than 40 percent in the next 30 years, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says these issues will create major challenges for the country's transportation infrastructure.

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FMCSA reform advocate Deb Fischer to head Senate’s transportation subcommittee

Fischer may be best known in the trucking industry for the introduction of a bill in 2015 targeting FMCSA and its regulations, which Fischer said were overly burdensome and, in some cases, unjustified. She successfully attached the language to the 2015-passed FAST Act.

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New website for Peterson lights

Visually, the new site from Peterson Manufacturing presents a cleaner, more colorful look with bold graphics, updated photos, videos and informative text.

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Real American Trucker presents ‘A 360+’ in snow on U.S. 30 in Wyo.

"Following a snowplow on a foggy, ice-covered road" near Kemmerer, Wyo., as you'll see in the vid, an SUV coming up from behind the truck was unable to stop and does a full 360, and then some, right in front of the rig.

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Canadian driver pulls two fellow truckers from jackknifed truck

The other driver told him his team partner was in the sleeper, and Sohi found him unharmed. He was able to then pull both drivers out of the truck before calling 911 and waiting for authorities.

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GOP dominance could derail efforts to reform driver pay

Trucking industry lobbyists hope to leverage fresh Republican control in Washington, D.C., to pass the so-called Denham Amendment, which would prevent enforcement of state-level laws dictating truck drivers’ time and pay. Opponents say the measure would slam the door on driver pay reform efforts.

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Drivewyze adds two bypass locations in Ohio

Drivers can now bypass the weigh stations in Guernsey on I-70 westbound near milemarker 173 and in Clinton on I-71 northbound near milemarker 49.

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Averitt Express recognized for hiring military veterans

Averitt says more than 20 percent of its current employees have served in the military, and the company has also pledged to hire 1,200 more veterans by 2020.

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