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Overdrive announces Trucker Talent Search finalists

The singing contest finals, emceed by recording artist Tony Justice, will be held on Aug. 26 at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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U.S. Xpress launches military hiring initiative, unveils custom-designed tractors

The U.S. Xpress fleet handed three solo drivers and three teams -- all with military veterans among them -- the keys to six patriotically decorated trucks at an event at Chattanooga headquarters launching a new military hiring initiative.

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Some rest areas reopen in time for busy holiday weekend

Independence Day weekend will rank as the fourth highest for road traffic, with 5 million more motorists than Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association.

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Wider, more truck-friendly bridge opens on AZ 89 at Hell Canyon

The Hell Canyon Bridge, located about 18 miles north of Chino Valley between Prescott and Ash Fork, will carry about 3,400 vehicles each day, according to ADOT.

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Active, retired military eligible for free meal July 4

TA Petro is offering a free meal to active and retired service members from a designated menu for July 4.

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Bob Wyatt named CVSA 2016 driver award winner

Wyatt is Schneider’s most decorated driver -- and the only driver in the company’s 80-year history to receive both the 40-Year Consecutive Safe Year Driving Award and the 4 Million Safe Miles Award.

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Driver saved by inspection crew after heart attack

A truck driver was resuscitated by inspectors after an apparent heart attack in the parking lot of a Maryland inspection site.

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Fireworks haulers granted hours exemptions

The American Pyrotechnics Association’s 51 members, along with Illumination Fireworks and ACE Pyro have been granted the exemptions from the 14-hour on-duty HOS rules.

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Cargo thefts predicted to rise during July 4 weekend

FreightWatch said it recorded an average loss value of $1.1 million during July 4 weekend last year, which is six times higher than the average during the rest of the year.

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Demand indicators for vans, reefers, flats up in the last week

An increase in the load-to-truck ratios for vans and reefers particularly indicates that rates on average could rise this week as the second quarter ends and a holiday weekend begins.

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