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Emissions-system issues hamper productivity for one owner-operator

And maybe more than just one, if anecdotal evidence is any indication. A report from Dave Palmer of S.C.-based Holly Knoll Services, whose triaxle dump, put into service in Jan '13, has been in the shop no less than six times over the emissions system.

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75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish under way: Tweets, photos from the show

Overdrive blogger Wendy Parker is on the ground in Wildwood, Fla., for this weekend's 75 Chrome Shop Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck beauty contest. Here's a look at a few photos she's tweeted from the show.

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‘Apps 4 Truckers’ podcast from longtime driver

Trucker Tim Spence's Apps4Truckers podcast combines interviews with drivers and reviews of smartphone apps with a focus on being "the transition place," Spence says, between technical software instruction and information about such software that is actually useful.

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Driver posthumously named Highway Angel following 2014 crash assistance

Driver Jack Yancer passed away while helping someone in the course of his job on the road.

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GAO studying FMCSA predictions vs. reality on hours rule, ATA says in regulatory, legislative update

Dave Osiecki, the American Trucking Associations’ head of regulatory affairs, said the results of the GAO’s study are expected in the coming months. Osiecki and Chris Spears, ATA’s head of legislative affairs, offered a regulatory and legislative update April 24.

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Swift, nation’s third-largest fleet, implementing driver-facing, forward-facing cameras in all trucks

Swift, the U.S.’ third largest carrier, will be outfitting its more than 6,000 company-owned trucks with Lytx DriveCam systems, which include forward-facing and driver-facing cameras that record and upload video clips before and after events like hard braking and swerving.

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I-44 bridge work in OKC reveals further damage

Damage prompted lane closures between Pennsylvania and Western avenues that, OklaDOT says, should reopen in May. Lane closures in Okemah on I-40, meanwhile, are ongoing through the fall.

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Texas Trucking Association president calls for speed limit reduction

And readers sound off on speed in the wake of South Dakota's early-April introduction of an 80-mph top speed limit.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Love’s opens first location on I-49

Love’s Travel Stop has announced the opening of a brand new location in Neosho, Mo., this week.

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Kenworth offering rebate on Icon 900 to OOIDA members

Kenworth Truck Company is offering a $1,000 rebate on qualifying purchases of the new Kenworth Icon 900 to members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) during 2015.

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