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FMCSA grants 30-minute break exemption to certain concrete pump drivers

FMCSA grants 30-minute break exemption to certain concrete pump drivers

The exemption requests stated pump operators take breaks throughout the day, so the extra 30-minute break is unnecessary. Additionally, ACPA said in the request that concrete pump drivers only drive approximately 25 to 32 percent of their shift, and average less than 20 to 25 miles each day.

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Trucker who rescued fellow driver from flood named Highway Angel of the Year

Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., a driver for Melton Truck Lines out of Tulsa, Okla., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel of the Year for rescuing another truck driver from rising flood waters last April in Houston.

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Trump ‘gravitated’ to truckers in meeting; no mention of hours, ELDs

Outside of the pre-determined topic of healthcare reform, little else was discussed. The group talked infrastructure funding briefly, but avoided such topics as hours of service reform and the electronic logging device mandate.

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Five truckers named TA/Petro Citizen Drivers

Five truckers named TA/Petro Citizen Drivers

TA/Petro President and CEO Tom O’Brien said all five drivers exemplified what it takes to be a leader and that each member of this group of drivers has the trait exhibited by all great leaders: they take action.

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Transflo ELD available at Love’s

Transflo ELD available at Love's

Love's is offering My Love Rewards points reimbursements on purchase and service (through June 2018) costs to Gold, Platinum and Diamond level members purchasing the Transflo ELD T7, available now in network stores.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Stephanie Klang

Stephanie Klang and Fred, her 17-year-old cat, travel the country for CFI. This America’s Road Team Captain, who served a 2013-2014 term, has been trucking for 37 years. Her early days were spent driving team, but she’s been solo for nearly 30 years and 3 million miles with CFI.  Klang is known for her professional driving skills but also for her sense of humor and way of making people feel comfortable. “I’ve learned over the years that ...

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Georgia trucker shut down following DUI conviction

Christopher Speyrer was declared an imminent hazard to public safety after he was responsible for a Nov. 20 multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on I-64 in Virginia in which he ran into the back of a car stopped in traffic. A Virginia court found him guilty of DUI.

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Building broker trust to get better loads and rates

One of the most common problems with independents using a broker-based business model is "chasing rates" instead of building relationships with a handful of brokers. When loads are picked at random, "it's almost impossible to build relationships," said owner-operator coach Kevin Rutherford.

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Pilot Flying J showcases emergency roadside assistance service at MATS

Pilot Flying J showcases emergency roadside assistance service at MATS

Pilot Flying J last month rolled out a new roadside assistance program meant to aid truckers with emergency maintenance issues. The program will include more than 150 trucks equipped to handle issues with tires, fuel, accessory replacement and more.

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Haulhound adds freight matching, faster pay options and lane alerts

Haulhound adds freight matching, faster pay options and lane alerts

HaulHound launched in August as an app- and web-based platform designed for carriers to upload their information and for shippers to search for capacity. The app is geared toward smaller carriers and owner-operators, the company says.

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