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New Love’s opens in Moore Haven, Fla.

The new store is the 14th Love's to open in Florida. It features an Arby's restaurant, five showers, six diesel pumps, a game room, Cat scales and more.

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Demand edges down, but freight volumes steady in van, lagging a bit in reefer with weather

A little "bitter fruit" in the spot market update this week, notes Ken Harper of DAT. "We're still seeing good volumes on freight, especially on the Top 100 van lanes, but unfortunately the capacity is there as well, so rates haven't lifted."

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Landstar contractor wins $25,000 as year’s top owner-operator

Landstar Systems’ Gary Buchs won $25,000 Tuesday night when he was named 2016 Owner-Operator of the Year by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Small carrier services firm countersues FTC for defamation, loss of business

A collection of motor carrier filing services and their proprietors have countersued the Federal Trade Commission, claiming the agency’s publicly announced accusations of fraud against the companies and their owners have damaged their reputations and their business’ revenue.

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Truckers Fund/Fastport retraining initiative

The SCF's new partnership with Fastport offers referral opportunities to apprenticeship programs to be trained in other transportation jobs for SCT beneficiaries unable to return to driving.

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FMCSA grants 30-minute break exemption to certain concrete pump drivers

The exemption requests stated pump operators take breaks throughout the day, so the extra 30-minute break is unnecessary. Additionally, ACPA said in the request that concrete pump drivers only drive approximately 25 to 32 percent of their shift, and average less than 20 to 25 miles each day.

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Trucker who rescued fellow driver from flood named Highway Angel of the Year

Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., a driver for Melton Truck Lines out of Tulsa, Okla., has been named the 2016 Highway Angel of the Year for rescuing another truck driver from rising flood waters last April in Houston.

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Trump ‘gravitated’ to truckers in meeting; no mention of hours, ELDs

Outside of the pre-determined topic of healthcare reform, little else was discussed. The group talked infrastructure funding briefly, but avoided such topics as hours of service reform and the electronic logging device mandate.

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Five truckers named TA/Petro Citizen Drivers

TA/Petro President and CEO Tom O’Brien said all five drivers exemplified what it takes to be a leader and that each member of this group of drivers has the trait exhibited by all great leaders: they take action.

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Transflo ELD available at Love’s

Love's is offering My Love Rewards points reimbursements on purchase and service (through June 2018) costs to Gold, Platinum and Diamond level members purchasing the Transflo ELD T7, available now in network stores.

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