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I-80 reopened near Donner Pass, maximum chains required

Caltrans says maximum chains are required for trucks, and traffic will be allowed through the Donner Pass area single file with a 30 mph speed limit.

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DOT nominee Chao says she hopes to balance automated vehicle tech, job displacement

If confirmed to lead the DOT, Chao said she would seek to bolster innovation while also addressing public discomfort with automated vehicles and concerns of those like truck drivers who could be put out of work by such technology, even if such a scenario is years off.

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Road Hunter app updates weather map views

Since the Road Hunter trip-planning app's introduction to Overdrive's audience last August, its developer has expanded weather-map functionality to include rain, ice and snow in addition to severe weather and wind, among other updates.

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Love’s plans 50 more stores, expansion of current parking lots in 2017

After opening a company-record 47 stores in 2016, Love’s Travel Stops says it plans to surpass that mark in 2017 with the opening of 50 new stores, the company announced this year.

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20 truckers named to ATA’s America’s Road Team ambassador program

The 2017-2018 Captains will immediately begin their work in bolstering the trucking industry's image to the motoring public, lawmakers and the media. The team’s two-year journey will be chronicled on Facebook and Twitter.

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ELDs on the market today

The most recent update to Overdrive's electronic-log comparison chart, offering quick looks at nearly 50 electronic logging devices on or entering the market ahead of FMCSA's late-2017 ELD mandate compliance date, notwithstanding some ongoing challenge efforts.

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Speed limit increases approved in Michigan, split speeds remain in place

The new laws would allow the Michigan Department of Transportation to increase the speed limit for trucks from 60 mph to 65 mph on at least 600 miles on interstate, while increasing the speed limit for cars from 70 mph to 75 mph on the same roadways.

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Med examiner accused of issuing bogus certifications to thousands of drivers pleads not guilty

A Georgia-based medical examiner who’s been accused by authorities of issuing thousands of fraudulent medical certifications to truck drivers has been indicted. FMCSA has said 6,600 truck operators who received certification from the doc will need to see a new doctor and receive fresh certifications.

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Pilot Flying J added 58 locations in 2016

The 58 additional locations for PFJ in 2016 added 4,200 parking spaces and 320 showers.

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Howard Salmon presents ‘Oops, wrong way’

As Salmon is approaching a left turn into an onramp, an oncoming pickup driver turned left as if to enter the highway himself. Too bad, as Salmon notes, the pickup driver was "going the wrong way on an off-ramp."

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