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The Roadcheck effect, take two: 10 toughest states for tire violations

Analysis of data from calendar year 2015 shows a marked "Roadcheck effect" for June inspections, much more pronounced than that seen in a similar 2014 analysis. Roadcheck 2016 is set for next week. Are you prepared?

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Starting Monday, Oakland port will require truck appointments

Beginning June 6, truckers will need an appointment to pick up imported containers at Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal.

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Owner-operators, industry groups weigh in on proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule

The resounding sentiment from most that submitted comments on the rule was that the FMCSA is getting ahead of itself by issuing the rulemaking before the Compliance, Safety, Accountability Safety Measurement System has been reviewed and its problems worked out.

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FMCSA gets two extra weeks to issue response to ELD court challenge

FMCSA must now issue its response by June 15. The plaintiffs in the case, which includes the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and truckers Mark Elrod and Richard Pingel, under the new schedule now have until June 29 to file a court response to the agency’s brief.

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Vermont lawmakers vote to increase fines for truckers on Smugglers’ Notch

The new bill ups the fine for trucks going through Smugglers’ Notch to $1,000, and if a truck gets stuck and impedes traffic, it will be a $2,000 fine.

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FleetUp ELD’s self-certification review completed

FleetUp has completed a review with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the ELD mandate, the company says.

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Fuel prices continue increase, hit highest mark since November

Fuel prices across the United States continued to rise during the week ending May 30 with a 2.5-cent increase nationwide.

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Missing driver found deceased in truck with his dog

Trucker James Peterson of Wisconsin was on a run from New Jersey bound for La Crosse, Wis., according to press reports, when he suffered an apparent heart attack at the Love's Travel Stops location in Mifflinville, Pa., and passed away last week

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Kenworth T680 up for grabs in contest for military vet truckers

Kenworth, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and Fastport have joined forces to find the trucking industry’s top military veteran rookie driver.

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ATBS releases summer recreation guide for truck drivers

The Truck Driver's Summer Recreation Guide, which is free to download, features more than 40 pages of restaurants, games, attractions and more.

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