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Two weeks left to prepare for CVSA’s Roadcheck inspection blitz

Inspectors will primarily be conducting CVSA Level I inspections, the most thorough inspection, throughout the three-day event. While cargo securement is a typical part of a Level I inspection, enforcement officials will be taking a closer look during Roadcheck.

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KeepTruckin gets $18M infusion

The infusion of venture-capital cash will allow the company, started as a smartphone-based logging platform in 2013, to take its current electronic logging device and small fleet management platform into new areas, including freight matching.

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Surprise inspection sprees target truckers in Nebraska

A total of 261 inspections were conducted during the three inspection sprees, and 109 trucks, or 42 percent, were placed out-of-service for violations related to brakes, tires and more.

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Trump regulatory freeze further delays driver training rule

A January-issued memo from President Trump directing federal agencies to reassess certain regulations has again delayed the effective date of a rule establishing minimum training standards for new truck drivers.

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Senators press regulators to speed up implementation of driver drug testing changes

The senators noted in the letter the December 2015-passed FAST Act highway bill required the HHS to issue guidelines for hair testing as a method of detecting the use of drugs within one year, but the Dec. 4, 2016, deadline passed without action. Failing to meet the deadline, the letter adds, has prevented the DOT from allowing hair testing to be a federally approved testing method.

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Trucking rap sheet: Fraudulent medical exams, illegal hazmat transport and more

A Virginia trucking company, its parent company and four executives were pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges after allegedly violating multiple FMCSA regulations, a man pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams for truckers and more.

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Averitt deploys SmartDrive camera system fleetwide

Averitt Express has deployed the SmartDrive road-facing camera system across its 4,800-truck fleet, SmartDrive announced last week.

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PrePass, Bestpass partner to allow drivers to use one transponder for both services

The goal of the agreement is to help Bestpass trucking customers of all sizes, including owner-operators, save more time and money, according to John Andrews, Bestpass president and CEO.

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States look to bar protesters from blocking highways

Tennessee and South Dakota have both passed laws pertaining to blocking highways with protests, while Iowa, North Carolina, Washington state and Massachusetts each have legislation pending that increases penalties to those who intentionally block highways.

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Weather Co. launches ground-transport weather dashboard

A tool for dispatch and drivers, the dashboard includes information on weather and road conditions, including precipitation, wind, fog, ice and pooling water. The dashboard also integrates real-time traffic flow and incident data, and flags safety hazards.

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