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Automated beer run: Self-driving truck makes first delivery, hauls load of Budweiser

Automated trucking hit a milestone last week, with Uber-acquired upstart Otto delivering 51 cases of Budweiser in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week. The truck left Fort Collins, Colo., last Thursday before dawn, navigated through downtown Denver and then made its delivery in Colorado Springs.

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Dashcam to the rescue: Trucker assists law enforcement twice — in two days — with video evidence

Two days, two near-fatalities with plenty of motorist impatience at fault caught on the dashcam of independent owner-operator Howard Salmon. In both incidents, Salmon provided a principle piece of evidence to local law enforcement in Sarasota and Palmetto, Fla.

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Peterbilts old and new turn out for first Pride & Class Parade

Trucks ranging from a 1948 Model 350 to current 579s and 567s were on display and in town for Peterbilt’s annual employee and family open house.

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ClearPath Financial: Evolution after 10 years

After beginning as a general equipment leasing business in 2006, ClearPath evolved into a specialization in financing both heavy construction equipment and commercial trucks, tailoring financing to owners' needs.

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ATA names 33 drivers finalists for America’s Road Team

A panel of industry officials and trucking news media will judge the drivers on their knowledge of the industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry’s messages and their overall safe driving record.

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Fuel prices see slight drop in most recent week

After two straight weeks of diesel prices rising considerably, prices leveled out somewhat during the week ending Oct. 24 with prices falling by three-tenths of a cent.

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Phase 2 emissions, fuel economy rule headed for year-end implementation

A final rule to establish new emissions and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is expected to boost fuel economy on tractor-trailers by 25 percent.

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Two weeks remain to comment on proposed speed limiter rulemaking

The comment period for the rule expires at the end of the day Monday, Nov. 7. The rule would require trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds to use speed limiting devices, but it didn’t specify a speed to which the trucks would be governed.

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Sleep apnea guidelines quiz: Find out if you would be referred for apnea testing

If you didn't take this quiz/survey prior to Overdrive's recent reporting on results relative to the Medical Review Board's draft sleep apnea screening protocol, answer the questions to find out whether or not you would be screened for testing if the protocol was in place.

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PIT Group to offer independent ELD testing, verification

The independent testing will follow the latest version of the ELD Test Plan and Procedures issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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