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Truckstop.com launcing new app, adding load tracking feature

The new app will replace the existing ITS Trucker mobile app and allows carriers to see load details and pick-up and drop information, as well as submit check calls directly.

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Love’s opens new store in West Siloam Springs, Okla.

The 24-hour, 5,000 square-foot location offers drivers Godfather's Pizza and Chester's Chicken restaurants, along with 41 truck parking spaces, RFID cardless fueling, CAT scales, a Love's Truck Tire Care Center and more.

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Some I-15, U.S. 95 ramps in Vegas closed through February

The closures began Wednesday night, Oct. 26, on the I-15 south and northbound ramps to U.S. Highway 95, the I-15 south and northbound ramps to Martin Luther King Boulevard and the U.S. 95 northbound ramp to Martin Luther King Boulevard.

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Cargo thefts in California up 40 percent year-over-year, down across U.S.

The 201 cargo thefts, however, are a 9 percent decrease from 2015’s third quarter, CargoNet reports. These thefts decreased in most states, according to the firm, but California saw a 40 percent increase in year-over-year cargo thefts with 59 reported thefts.

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‘Be prepared to stop’: Documentary on need for U.S. infrastructure investment centers on trucking

On Nov. 10, the "Be prepared to stop" documentary film about deteriorating interstate highways and the truckers who spent large portions of their lives on them will be unveiled in St. Paul, Minn. Find details about the film, and how to attend the screening, here.

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Nomination period open for Overdrive’s Owner-Operator of the Year contest, winner gets $25k cash

The nomination period for the Owner-Operator of the Year and Company Driver of the Year contests, each of which carry a $25,000 cash prize, is open until Nov. 6.

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‘WB 70 shoulder: An expressway of one’s own’ — from the dashcam of Colin Young

Colin Young was westbound on I-70 "coming down Floyd Hill in Colorado." Traffic was creeping along, and a pickup-truck driver decided to take matters into his own hands, safety be ... well, you know.

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New online service aims to simplify driver hiring process for small fleets

Carriers that use the service can customize their own employment application and will receive a unique link to the application to post on the company’s website, in job postings or share with potential driver applicants through email or text, the company says.

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Truckers with high BMI would be forced into apnea screening under FMCSA committee recommendations, drivers respond

The committees recommend FMCSA require certain truckers to be screened for sleep apnea based on their BMI and other risk factors. Truckers with a BMI of 33 or higher would also be subject to screening if they meet three other qualifiers, a list that includes being male and being older than 42 -- a large demographic among truckers.

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FMCSA gives states option to waive portion of CDL test for certain military truck drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued the two-year exemption that will go into effect Oct. 27 after the Missouri Department of Revenue requested the exemption earlier this year. The exemption effectively gives military truck drivers credit for their military training.

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