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AAA projects most Memorial Day travelers since 2005

Of the 39.3 million expected travelers, AAA says 34.6 million of them (88.1 percent) will be on the nation’s roads, despite a two-year high in gas prices.

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Daseke awarding truckers with company stock

The company will award approximately 2,100 drivers and 800 other employees who are employed by Daseke companies and who were with a Daseke company in 2016 with the stock grants.

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GoLoad service coming in July

GoLoad, a partnership between TMS provider Cloud Logistics and ELD provider Konexial, is a load matching service connecting the power of a networked transportation solution to drivers' smartphones and helping bring any shipper’s TMS and freight into the network.

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Penske opens new facility in Lafayette, La.

The new facility offers three service bays, a wash bay and a diesel fuel island.

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Spot market: Van rates get a penny back, reefer demand shifts slightly north, west

Reefer activity has slowed in Southern Florida, while demand for reefer trucks has picked up farther west, but in North-Central Florida, the Lakeland area is still No. 2 for reefer load posts on DAT load boards. Van load-to-truck nationally inches toward 4, where it really starts to favor carriers.

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Majority of drivers are opposed to federal approval for hair-sample testing for drugs

While such testing has long been sought by a variety of mostly large carrier interests, a slight majority of Overdrive readers oppose the move to hair testing, objecting to the privacy intrusion they believe it represents.

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Be wary of increased cargo theft activity during Memorial Day weekend, firm says

SensiGuard says cargo theft rings will be “extremely active” over the next few days with more shipments being left unattended for extended periods of time, adding it has recorded theft levels up to 50 percent higher during holiday weekends.

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Sapp Bros. opens 17th travel center

The Harrisonville, Mo., store features a Dunkin Donuts restaurant with a drive-thru, an Apple Barrel restaurant, five showers, scales, a truck repair center and more.

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Partners in Business podcast: Managing your fuel costs

This installment of Overdrive’s Partners in Business covers how to control fuel costs. That includes minimizing fuel consumption, getting a fair fuel surcharge and choosing where to buy fue

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Trump budget: More tolls and private rest areas, less money for DOT

Trump's budget would open up existing Interstate lanes to tolling, allow private companies to operate rest areas and slash the DOT budget over the next five years.

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