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Peach State Freightliner gives big in cancer-benefit 5K

Peach State Freightliner, the Winship Cancer Institute's annual Atlanta 5K's Hope Sponsor, brought out more 50 employees and partners who participated in the race, a record number for the company.

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Love’s raises $2.5 million for children’s hospitals, opens new Louisiana location

Love's raised more than $2.5 million in its five-week campaign to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a record for the company in its 18 years of the effort.

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I-95 closures remain in effect as flooding continues in North Carolina

Portions of I-95 in North Carolina remain closed because of flooding, according to the latest updates from the North Carolina DOT.

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Analysts: Hurricane-caused I-95 closures to cost trucking big money, rates could rise

The disruptions to freight flow on Interstate 95 due to Hurricane Matthew-caused closures will cost the trucking industry millions in lost revenue and driver wages, says one analyst. However, rates could remain elevated in the region, as inbound freight climbs and truck availability remains tight in affected states.

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Rates move, slightly: Demand indicators for flat, van, reefer

Hanjin bankruptcy impacts continued to be felt in high van demand out West, while the hurricane put a short-term damper on freight volume out East late last week. Demand pictures for all three major segments available here.

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FMCSA eases requirements for military vets looking to obtain CDL

Military personnel who drove commercial vehicles in the service looking to transition into the trucking industry will now have a full year to apply for a skills test waiver instead of just 90 days after they leave the service. Additionally, the rule allows states to accept applications from active-duty military members that are stationed in that state.

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Mere inches of a near miss: Quick evasive action saves truck from sure disaster

This dashcam vid comes from the Connecticut-based 250-truck Bozzuto's fleet. Says Tom Halpin, transportation safety manager at Bozzuto’s: "In the words of the driver," one of Bozzuto's most senior, "'I don't know if fell asleep or was distracted.' It was mere inches in a near miss."

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Trucker Path to now market independent truck stops in app

According to Trucker Path, more than 80 percent of the truck stops in the app are independently-owned, yet receive 75 percent fewer interactions than the larger truck stops.

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Top 10 toughest states for tire violations

Oregon, Texas and North Carolina lead the tire-violations rankings, the latter two also showing an uncommonly strong focus on maintenance/equipment-related violations overall. Peruse more nationally ranked data on equipment violations here.

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Sharing the road: Ariz. funding education for teens around trucks

The Arizona Transportation Education Foundation announced the completion of a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for its mission to advocate through its “Share the Road” and “Teens and Trucks” programs.

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