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Active, retired military eligible for free meal July 4

TA Petro is offering a free meal to active and retired service members from a designated menu for July 4.

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Bob Wyatt named CVSA 2016 driver award winner

Wyatt is Schneider’s most decorated driver -- and the only driver in the company’s 80-year history to receive both the 40-Year Consecutive Safe Year Driving Award and the 4 Million Safe Miles Award.

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Driver saved by inspection crew after heart attack

A truck driver was resuscitated by inspectors after an apparent heart attack in the parking lot of a Maryland inspection site.

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Fireworks haulers granted hours exemptions

The American Pyrotechnics Association’s 51 members, along with Illumination Fireworks and ACE Pyro have been granted the exemptions from the 14-hour on-duty HOS rules.

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Cargo thefts predicted to rise during July 4 weekend

FreightWatch said it recorded an average loss value of $1.1 million during July 4 weekend last year, which is six times higher than the average during the rest of the year.

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Demand indicators for vans, reefers, flats up in the last week

An increase in the load-to-truck ratios for vans and reefers particularly indicates that rates on average could rise this week as the second quarter ends and a holiday weekend begins.

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Send messages to Trucker Path’s new ‘chatbot’ for parking info

The chatbot, called Trucker Path Bro, works by responding to a driver’s location-based text message to provide the latest updates on nearby parking availability, weigh station and other facilities.

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Trucks banned from section of I-95 in Philly next month for DNC

Commercial trucks weighing more than five tons will be prohibited from traveling between Exit 13 and Exit 22 on I-95 in Philadelphia from Saturday, July 23 at noon until midday Friday, July 29 because of the Democratic National Convention.

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Newly-expanded Panama Canal opens

After 9 years of construction, the newly-expanded Panama Canal has opened to accommodate larger ships.

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New collision mitigation system can take over truck’s steering to evade rear-end crashes

ZF, the company who jointly built the system, says it is the next "critical step" in bringing autonomous trucks to real-world application. The system should be ready for deployment in three to four years.

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