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10 truckers named finalists in Trucking’s Top Rookie contest

Ten drivers moved a step closer to being named Trucking's Top Rookie for 2017 and winning $10,000 and a package of prizes in the contest presented by Truckers News. The winner will be named later this month at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Trump meets with 100-truck fleet owner to talk small business challenges

The second-generation owner of a 100-truck carrier had the ear of both President Trump and one of his closest advisors, daughter Ivanka Trump, this week at the White House.

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New FMCSA guidance allows states to accept commercial learner’s permit applications from any out-of-state drivers

The guidance issued this week is in line with FMCSA’s final rule issued Oct. 13, 2016, that amended CDL regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into the trucking industry. Previously, states could only accept out-of-state applications from military personnel, but the new guidance applies to all drivers.

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ELDs on the market today

With many more ELDs having self-certified, here's the most recent update to Overdrive's electronic-log comparison chart, offering quick looks at more than 50 electronic logging devices on the market ahead of FMCSA's ELD mandate compliance date.

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Pork rind maker giving away $2,500 in trucker photo contest benefiting St. Christopher’s

Southern Recipe, a pork rind maker, is showing its appreciation for truckers by hosting a "Rig on the Road" photo contest, the prize for which is $2,500 cash. It's also giving away thousands to the St. Christopher's fund.

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New Walmart policy dings truckers, shippers for late loads — and early ones

Walmart has instituted new shipping and delivery policies that could strap carriers with extra fees for deliveries that are late, mispackaged or delivered earlier than the scheduled delivery time.

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Arizona DOT to add weigh station bypass sensors at seven port of entry locations

Truckers will be required to use the Drivewyze mobile app or ELD app to get a bypass. ADOT says some trucks will be selected at random for inspections, and registered trucks that are overweight or have paperwork issues will be instructed to stop for inspection.

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‘Rigs without cigs’ cessation campaign from the Truckers’ Fund

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund has launched its Rigs Without Cigs campaign, now pre-registering drivers and others who wish to quit smoking for good.

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Van, reefer rates soared in July

Per-mile spot market rates in van and reefer segments continued their recent hot streak in July, with both segments climbing to their highest point in two years, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Flatbed rates dipped a few cents in the month, but the segment’s per-mile rate average remains at one of its strongest points since mid-2015, too.

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‘Mega trucks’ a growing trend, report forecasts

Despite significant legislative hurdles around much of the globe, a new report from Frost & Sullivan suggests “mega trucks” – generally defined as a vehicle measuring a minimum of about 100 feet long and weighing upwards of 160,000 pounds – could nearly double in population by 2025.

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