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POLL: Have you successfully fought a traffic (or other) citation?

Whether issued at roadside for a moving violation or an equipment infraction noted in a scale-house, citations can put big stains on your record. Have you ever been successful fighting one or more in court or via administrative procedures?

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Walmart truckers land $55 million settlement for non-driving time pay

Walmart Transportation has been ordered by a federal jury to pay 850 current and former truck drivers a total of $55 million in back pay. Of note to truck operators, the company was ordered to pay $44.7 million for federally stipulated 10-hour off-duty periods.

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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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Nominate a Goodyear Highway Hero by Nov. 29

The winner will be announced next March at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. A panel of industry judges will select the winner from a list of finalists.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're thankful for you, drivers. With this message from the staff at Overdrive also comes readers' thanks for God and country, family, work, fellowship and more.

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Hot markets for flat, van, reefer loads in the last week

E-commerce continued to extend the fall freight season, and season-specific freight was on the road in large volumes last week, with Christmas trees, as well as potatoes, cranberries, and other fall produce indicating that grocery stores were still stocking up on fresh food during the week before Thanksgiving. "We expect this week to be quieter, for all the right reasons."

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Pilot Flying J opened four new stores in third quarter, plans to open two by year’s end

New locations opened in July through September include Santa Rosa, N.M., North Charleston/Hanahan, S.C., Stratford, Texas, and Springfield, Mo.

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Food and beverage cargo tops most-stolen list in recent Thanksgiving weeks

During the past four Thanksgiving weeks, Texas was the most-targeted state for cargo theft, says CargoNet.

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Regs outlook: Change is in the air

Between hope and a hard place: The potential import for owner-operators of a new federal administration as regards ELDs, speed limiters, CARB's pursuit of an Ultra-Low NOx emissions standard and more, from Western States Trucking Association rep and former O/O Joe Rajkovacz at NASTC's annual meeting.

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Drug testing database, driver training standards set to publish this week, DOT says

The DOT is projecting final rules for the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse and the Entry-Level Driver Training standards to be published this week.

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