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Owner-operator served shutdown order by FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued an effective shutdown order to a Lowell, Massachusetts-based single-truck owner-operator after an investigation showed he was in violation of several major federal safety laws.

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Fighting tickets

There is more than one way to skin the cat when it comes to fighting tickets. While more than four in 10 Overdrive readers say they have seen success contesting a ticket without employing a lawyer to help, interviews reveal a different pattern: The biggest success is seen when legal help is involved.

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POLL: Your business outlook for 2017?

The $700 million question this time of year, made no less prescient given an incoming administration at the federal level and a variety of head- and tailwinds: What do you expect for your business in 2017, whether better, worse or about the same?

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Love’s opened company record 47 stores in 2016, expanded offerings for drivers

Those 47 new locations gave truckers more than 3,000 new parking spaces, the company says, along with more than 220 showers, quick-service restaurants and more.

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Resource for discounted ELDs

In addition to distributing some newer electronic logs and comm. equipment, Pivot Technology Resources' principle mission has been the resale of used equipment with warranty, service support.

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Another cargo theft warning issued for holiday season

The most common days for cargo theft during the holiday season have been Dec. 29 and Jan. 1, with 11 incidents each on those days, followed by Dec. 24 with 10 incidents.

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Truckloads freight matching app hits downloads milestone

Trucker Path says more than 700 brokers post approximately 1.5 million loads per month using the Truckloads app.

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December shaping up to be best rate month of 2016 for dry vans

Van rates declined in 68 of the top 100 lanes last week, but December is still shaping up to be the peak month for van rates on average in 2016.

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History made on ‘Hollywood hill’: The day five famous trucks from 1970s trucking movies, TV shows all got together

Robb Mariani's firsthand account/short doc film of the event, bringing together trucks from movies "Duel," "Convoy", and "Smokey & the Bandit" with Paul and Craig Sagehorn's "Movin' On" and "B.J. & the Bear" TV rigs -- among hundreds of vintage trucks last September at Brad Wike's Southern Classic Truck Show.

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Used truck prices down more than 20% in 2016

Depreciation of used commercial trucks has accelerated in the second half of 2016 according to J.D. Power and Associates. Since January, 3-to 5-year-old sleepers have lost about $14,500 (21 percent) of their retail value, which J.D. Power says translates to just over 2 percent depreciation per month.

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