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Trucking’s Top Rookie Award finalists announced, winner to be announced at GATS

Overdrive's sister publication Truckers News has announced the 10 finalists for its 2015 Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie contest.

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Daimler, Volvo, Navistar say they won’t be showing at 2016 MATS

Three major North American truck OEMs have announced they will not be exhibiting at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March 2016, but all have said they will exhibit at the annual Louisville-held event again in 2017.

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Fleet Focus: Con-way Freight, Western Express, Estes

In this era of tight shipping capacity and driver shortages, Ross Reynolds certainly sounds like someone worth retaining. The Con-way Freight driver, based at the company’s terminal in Tucson, Ariz., was named the winner of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s first International Driver Excellence Award, a new annual award that recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver. Reynolds, who has driven more than 2 million ...

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ATD: Bill that would exempt gliders from emissions regs likely won’t pass

Debate over the Confederate flag had a bill that would have exempted glider kits from upcoming emissions regs pulled from the House floor.

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Rule to require electronic logging devices expected to proceed this month

A federal rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices by truck operators is scheduled to make its next move toward implementation this month, according to a recent report issued by the DOT.

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Video: The 2015 Walcott Truckers Jamboree in 60 seconds

In case you couldn’t make it to the 36th Annual Walcott truckers Jamboree at the Iowa 80 Truck Stop here’s what you missed. And, for your convenience, it's all in just 60-second package.

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Peterbilt SmartLINQ diagnostics system enters production

The system comes standard with all Peterbilt trucks equipped with a Paccar MX-13 engine.

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Household goods movers denied requested exemption from 14-hour cap

The groups sought exemption of the 14-hour limit placed on drivers’ on-duty time, saying drivers who are delayed making deliveries at residences could need to drive beyond the 14th hour to move the truck to a secure location for overnight parking.

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John Anderson to play free concert at Great American Trucking Show next month

Award winning country star John Anderson will play a free concert for GATS attendees Friday, Aug. 21.

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EPA sues Navistar, claims company failed to comply with federal emissions standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency filed suit against Navistar International Corp. Wednesday, July 15, claiming the truck maker violated the Clean Air Act with engines built and installed in International trucks in 2009 and 2010.

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