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Arizona DOT to add weigh station bypass sensors at seven port of entry locations

Truckers will be required to use the Drivewyze mobile app or ELD app to get a bypass. ADOT says some trucks will be selected at random for inspections, and registered trucks that are overweight or have paperwork issues will be instructed to stop for inspection.

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‘Rigs without cigs’ cessation campaign from the Truckers’ Fund

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund has launched its Rigs Without Cigs campaign, now pre-registering drivers and others who wish to quit smoking for good.

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Van, reefer rates soared in July

Per-mile spot market rates in van and reefer segments continued their recent hot streak in July, with both segments climbing to their highest point in two years, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Flatbed rates dipped a few cents in the month, but the segment’s per-mile rate average remains at one of its strongest points since mid-2015, too.

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‘Mega trucks’ a growing trend, report forecasts

Despite significant legislative hurdles around much of the globe, a new report from Frost & Sullivan suggests “mega trucks” – generally defined as a vehicle measuring a minimum of about 100 feet long and weighing upwards of 160,000 pounds – could nearly double in population by 2025.

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FMCSA extends hours suspension in Dakotas, N.C. suspends hours regs over power outage

FMCSA extended an emergency declaration in the Dakotas due to severe drought conditions, thus extending an hours-of-service regulations suspension in the state. North Carolina also suspended hours regulations due to a power outage on the Outer Banks.

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Fuel pump problem prompts recall of new Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks with Cummins ISX15

The recall affects approximately 1,737 model year 2017-2018 Peterbilt 367, 389, 567, 579 and 587 trucks, as well as model year 2018 Kenworth C500, T680, T800, T880 and W900 trucks.

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Senate DOT bill, unlike House, skips changes to ELD mandate, driver breaks

The Senate’s 2018 fiscal year DOT appropriations does not include any changes to the coming electronic logging device mandate, nor does it include the so-called Denham Amendment, which intends to block states from enacting rest break laws for truck drivers. The House version of the bill does include such reforms.

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New online portal gives Freightliner, Western Star owners more access to engine data

Subscribers can use the portal to drill down on specific fault events and access full diagnostic information and real-time fault notifications generated by Daimler's Virtual Technician and more.

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FMCSA makes strides in targeting highest-risk carriers, report concludes, but challenges remain

While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken steps to hone in on high-risk carriers -- and intervene more quickly for investigations -- the agency must continue to improve its intervention tactics, according to a report issued Thursday by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General.

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FMCSA: Pre-2000 ELD exemption applies to engine model year, not chassis

Owner-operators with trucks equipped with model year 1999 engines and older will not be not subject to the electronic logging device mandate, regardless of the model year of the truck, according to fresh guidance from FMCSA.

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