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GATS to offer free health screenings at new Health and Wellness Pavilion

This year at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Aug. 27-29, a variety of free health screenings will be offered at the Landstar Fit for the Road Health and Wellness Pavilion.

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EPA, DOT announce proposed regulations for Phase 2 of GHG, fuel efficiency standards

The proposed standards will begin in model year 2018 for trailers and 2021 for tractors and culminate in vehicle-wide — engine, truck and trailer — standards for model year 2027 vehicles.

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Kenworth recalling more than 100,000 vehicles, Pete a few thousand

Paccar Inc., who manufactures Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of several recalls, which were issued last week.

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Cycle analysis: Assessing rate patterns by negotiation day, time of day, quarter and geographical area

Overdrive’s review of data mined by the Truckstop.com load board reveals trends in negotiation timing and lanes. Some could surprise you – and even reward you.

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FMCSA grants hours of service exemption for oversize/overweight haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week it has granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the current hours-of-service regulations to haulers of oversize/overweight loads.

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Fleet Focus: New pay packages for Transport America, Cargo Transporters, J&R Schugel

Transport America announced a pay increase that will allow all of its owner-operators to make $1 per mile. The pay increase, which goes into effect July 1, eliminates the difference between hazmat and non-hazmat base pay. The Eagan, Minn.-based company also announced a pay increase for company drivers in its Over-The-Road and Regional divisions, effective Sept. 1. All current solo OTR and regional drivers will see at least a 1 cent-per-mile increase, moving the company’s top ...

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At least 30 hours behind the wheel: Pre-CDL driver-training rulemaking committee issues ‘consensus’ recommendation

Two dissenting votes on the committee -- from NASTC and ATA -- open the door for FMCSA to not pursue an training rulemaking, but signs suggest that they will.

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FedEx’s $228M driver classification settlement only for Calif. drivers, others still pending

The $228 million settlement reached in the case covers just those under the Alexander vs. FedEx class, and not drivers involved in similar cases in other states.

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Trucking rap sheet: Another indicted in CDL test scam, investor pleads guilty in brokerage scheme

A South Carolina man has been indicted for giving CDL tests without being authorized to do so, and an investment company owner has pleaded guilty in a brokerage scheme.

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Walmart, seeking next move in driver pay case, says 90% of drivers make $80k or more

Walmart is considering its next steps in a class action suit where a federal judge concluded truckers must be paid at least minimum wage for all time worked.

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