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Intermodal fleet gets log-keeping exemption

Rail Delivery Services has been granted an exemption that allows its drivers who occasionally work more than 12 hours in a day to utilize the 100 air-mile radius logbook exemption.

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Tesla to unveil electric Class 8 tractor this week

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted that the company’s electric semi will make its debut Thursday night.

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Western Star extends discount program for military veterans through 2018

The Western Star VetStar Military Appreciation Program, launched in 2017, offers U.S. military veterans up to a $2,000 match on a down payment on a new Western Star truck financed through DTF.

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Four fleets announce pay boosts for drivers

K&B Transportation, Bulldog Hiway Express, Hornady Transportation and W.N. Morehouse Truck Line each announced pay increases for drivers recently.

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DOT adding four opioids to drug testing panel for truckers

New drugs that drivers will be tested for include hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone. The drugs are usually taken as pills. According to the CDC, opioid abuse has seen a dramatic increase in recent years.

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OOIDA’s annual Truckers for Troops care package campaign set for Nov. 13-17

Truckers for Troops raises money to pack and send care packages to military members stationed in combat zones. The program will also help veteran’s facilities on the home front, including those assisting or housing wounded, disabled or homeless service members.

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-nation journey

During its journey from Montana to the nation’s capital, the tree will make stops in communities in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri and Kentucky before completing the trip on Monday, Nov. 27, when it will be delivered to the U.S. Capitol.

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Rhode Island delays rollout of trucks-only toll plan

Rhode Island officials won’t deliver the state's deliver truck-only tolls until after Christmas, to allow sufficient time for comment on the environmental impact of initiating tolling at the first two of 14 locations where gantries will be built.

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EPA officially proposes killing regs that threatened glider kit trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency will soon publish a rulemaking intended to exempt glider kit trucks from the sweeping Phase 2 emissions standards enacted by the Obama Administration in 2016, bringing relief to a segment of vehicle makers that said the emissions standards would kill their businesses.

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Fuel line dispute between truckers ends with shooting, suicide

A dispute between truckers allegedly over a spot in the fuel pump line at a Walton, Ky., truck stop left one truck driver with a gunshot wound in his arm and another dead after an apparent suicide. The incident occurred at approximately 9:38 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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