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Songwriter Kim Williams passes on at age 68

Songwriter Kim Williams, known for his work with Garth Brooks, Randy Travis and (more recently) trucker/singer-songwriter Tony Justice, died in Florida this week at age 68.

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R.I. trucks-only toll plan enacted following governor’s signature

With the bill signed into law, drivers of class 8 trucks will pay a maximum of $20 to travel through the state along Interstate 95 one-way. Each electronic toll gantry a trucker passes under would cost about $3. The maximum daily charge would be $40.

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FAA bill with trucking hours and pay implications advances

A bill that would prevent states from requiring truckers and their employers to comply with state laws regulating hours of service, such as meal or rest break requirements, has been approved by the House’s Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill would also, if enacted, throw cold water on state-level initiated driver pay reform.

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DAT, GetLoaded consolidate support, billing in Portland

DAT is combining customer support and billing departments with Getloaded. Operations will combined at a larger facility in Portland to handle growth. DAT and Getloaded will continue to run with separate databases of truckloads.

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Penn. driver wins set of Double Coin drive tires

Tom Anthony, a driver for Smith Hauling out of Oliveburg, Penn., has been announced by Double Coin and CMA as the winner of Double Coin’s second “Smart Money Tire Drawing.”

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Rhode Island clears trucks-only toll plan, group warns it will ‘decimate’ state’s trucking industry

Once enacted, drivers of class 8 trucks will pay a maximum of $20 to travel through the state along Interstate 95 one-way. Each electronic toll gantry a trucker passes under would cost about $3. The maximum daily charge would be $40.

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Dinner options and falling surcharges

"Ahhh, the good old days." --one operator's suggestion for a caption to this photo showing $4 diesel in 2011. Sarcasm? Could be -- amazing, though, how a falling fuel surcharge can expose an inadequate base rate, isn't it?

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Final chance to nominate female drivers for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

Contest looks for women who exhibit professionalism and beauty both inside and out.

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Trucking rap sheet: Man charged for providing fraudulent overweight permits

An Ohio man has been charged with providing fraudulent overweight state permits, and a Massachusetts man has been charged with the illegal operation of a trucking company.

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State of freight: Market pressure on driver pay stalled?

Though recent years have shown better trends, with pay rising fairly sharply for company drivers and independents alike, there's evidence from carrier surveys that such increases have now lulled. Lower volume expectations indicate increases in driver pay could be limited in 2016.

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