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POLL: Do you miss the ‘mom-and-pop’ independent truck stop?

What's your view of the growing reach of the large national truck stop chains -- an owner-operator offered this question up for Overdrive readers while pondering the days of full-service, family-style dining and other characteristics of the mom-and-pop truck stops of the days of yore.

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Overdrive announces winner of 2017 Most Beautiful contest

Stephanie Klang has been trucking for 37 years. Her early days were spent driving team, but she’s been solo for nearly 30 years and 3 million miles with CFI.

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McLeod Software integrates with Trucker Path’s Truckloads load board

The companies say the integration will be mutually beneficial for their respective users, as more freight will be posted to the Truckloads system for carriers, and more carriers will be able to see the postings from McLeod users.

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Bridge projects on I-70 in Indiana to cause overnight lane closures next week

The first project will begin April 19 at the twin bridges over Six Mile Creek on I-70 near milemarker 112, which will be rebuilt as part of the project.

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Looking into the crystal ball on ELDs/rates, and Owner-operator Reed goes to Washington

Two updates -- audio of Todd Amen of ATBS' conference call on operator income from yesterday, and one from owner-operator Scott Reed, fresh off a meeting with legislative aide to Senator Deb Fisher in Washington gone bad, only to turn out positive when Reed dropped in on other Senators from Iowa, North Dakota, Montana.

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Driver awarded more than $17k in damages in refusal to drive case

The investigation found that Frito Lay Transportation acted illegally by disciplining driver Joshua Bailey, who refused to work on two separate dates due to illness that he believed would have impaired his ability to drive the truck.

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Used truck prices tumbled in 2016

Used truck prices were down in 2016 with 3- t0 5-year-old tractors selling for $8,803 less (12.5 percent) on average than in 2015, according to a new report.

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OOIDA takes ELD case to the Supreme Court

OOIDA, whose legal team is representing independent truckers Richard Pingel and Mark Elrod in the case, has asked the nation’s high court to reevaluate a lower court ruling issued in October that upheld the U.S. DOT’s rule to require truckers to use logging devices to track hours of service.

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Georgia DOT hopes $3.1M in incentives helps reopen I-85 by May 21

Georgia DOT officials are offering $3.1 million in incentives to a contracting company to get I-85 reopened as early as May 21, local news outlets are reporting.

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TCA to Congress: Keep 80,000-pound truck-weight limit in place

Those in favor of the legislation, such as Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.), say increasing maximum weight limits in the U.S. would boost highway safety, reduce congestion and increase trucking’s efficiency. TCA, however, says the limit is unnecessary and would force carriers into expensive retrofits.

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