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Court ruling allows thousands of owner-operators to join suit against C.R. England

C.R. England plans to appeal a federal judge’s class certification of a case alleging fraud. Plaintiffs argue the carrier misinformed them about a truck lease and independent contractor program.

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Kenworth updates predictive cruise on T680

Kenworth announced Friday it has updated the Predictive Cruise Control functionality available for the Kenworth T680 and T880, coming in conjunction with the new 2017 Paccar MX-11 and MX-13 engines and Cummins X15 engines. The updates offer fuel economy boosts, the company says.

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Three drivers named Pilot Flying J ‘Road Warriors’

The winner of the contest, Jacqueline Rocha of Acworth, Ga., will receive $10,000. The second place winner, Kevin Mailand of Lawrence, Kan., will receive $5,000, while the third place winner in the contest, Charles Johnson of Dubuque, Iowa, will receive $2,500.

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FMCSA shuts down trucker following two alcohol-related arrests in four-day period

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effectively shut down Eric Ronald Scott after he was arrested twice in a four-day period for alcohol-related incidents.

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DOT report on fatal 2016 Tesla crash with tractor-trailer blames limitations of Autopilot mode

NHTSA concluded the car’s operator, who died in the collision, was leaning too heavily on the car’s driver assist systems, which failed to brake when a tractor-trailer crossed the road in front of the car.

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Florida governor proposes free CDLs for military veterans

Florida Gov. Rick Scott included a proposal in his budget that would cut fees for military veterans receiving their CDLs.

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Lightweight Meritor steer axle now standard on Class 8 Kenworths

The axle is available in standard and wide track configurations with a gross axle weight rating of 12,000 and 13,200 pounds, respectively.

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Commercial tire prices set to increase in 2017

Tire manufacturers Yokohama, Bridgestone and Michelin have announced they will be increasing tire prices by 7-8 percent in 2017.

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New Comdata, KeepTruckin partnership

KeepTruckin's smartphone/tablet-based ELD is now available via Comdata's small-trucking-business-focused MyFleet Program.

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POLL: Does the Entry Level Driver Training rule need a behind-the-wheel minimum?

FMCSA's removal of the behind-the-wheel minimum number of hours in their proposed pre-CDL training rule has caused a stir among drivers, training organizations and others. What's your view on the rule and whether that minimum (or another) should be included?

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