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The vape escape — Survey shows growing use among operators

More and more truckers are vaping to get away from tobacco’s dangers. It’s working for some, though it has drawbacks.

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Labor news: West Coast ports near shutdown, Teamsters withdraw Con-way vote

Labor disputes continue to plague West Coast ports, and according to the Pacific Maritime Association, 29 ports on the country’s Pacific edge could shut down within days unless a deal is struck between them and port workers.

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‘Smart’ truck parking ahead? Feds test tech offering live info, reservations

U.S. officials are testing SmartPark in Tennessee in hopes of expanding the real-time parking data and reservation system to other freight corridors.

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Overdrive up for two Jesse H. Neal awards

Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills is once again a finalist in the Jesse H. Neal editorial awards program, this year in two categories: Best Subject-Related Series of Articles and Best Range of Work.

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New MHC Kenworth locations listing parts in Surplus Solutions

MHC El Paso and MHC Ashville bring the total to eight MHC locations with more than 2,100 total part numbers listed in the website's search engine.

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The changing face of incentive-based compensation

Performance-based pay schemes for drivers are increasingly a part of carriers’ pay packages, more and more carriers putting potential increases in the driver’s own hands.

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2,400 trucking jobs added in January; December sees big revision

The for-hire trucking industry added 2,400 jobs in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the government. December's gains were also upwardly revised by several thousand.

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TCA chair: E-log mandate to push owner-ops from trucking, drivers should be making minimum $65k

The looming federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices will cause “a huge exodus” of owner-operators, says TCA Chairman Shepard Dunn. Also, fleets should pay drivers no less than $65,000 a year, he says.

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Former Arrow Trucking CEO could face $50 million sentence for misusing company funds

The former president and CEO of the now-closed Arrow Trucking pleaded guilty Feb. 4 to one count of conspiracy and one count of tax evasion stemming from his misuse of company money and schemes designed to overcharge customers for services.

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FMCSA takes next step in research on driver pay’s connection to safe operation

FMCSA says it hopes to determine whether a relationship exists between how drivers are paid — mileage, hourly, percentage, etc. — and their safety performance.

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