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’88 Mike’ wins inaugural ChampTruck points championship

The Meritor ChampTruck World Series crowned its first champion Sunday following the season finale at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Overdrive accepting nominations for Owner-Operator of the Year award, winner to get $25k

Safe, involved drivers can compete for one of the industry’s top honors by entering the annual Driver of the Year Contest. The deadline is Nov. 6.

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House kills proposition to up truck weight limit to 91,000 pounds

A proposed Congressional measure to allow states to increase truck weight limits to 91,000 pounds failed when brought to the House floor late Tuesday. The reform was offered as an amendment to the long-term highway bill under consideration this week.

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Cobra, Magellan the latest to the table with truck-focused dashcams

Magellan and Cobra Electronics each introduced new dash cams at SEMA this week in Las Vegas.

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Paccar MX-11 engine to be offered for certain Peterbilt models

Peterbilt will offer the Paccar’s new MX-11 engine in its Model 579 and Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13.

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Navistar recalls in some Cummins-equipped ProStars; Cummins recalls some nat gas engines

There have been several recalls issued recently from equipment manufacturers.

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House bill would help military vets get DOT physicals for CDL

The bill would allow Veterans Affairs doctors in good standing with the Department of Transportation to conduct DOT physicals for veterans to make it easier for them to obtain a commercial drivers license.

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7 Midwest states following Michigan’s lead to provide parking availability information

Eight contiguous Midwestern states, including Michigan, are following that state's lead with a collaborative parking info system enabled by $25 million grant.

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NASTC honors its “America’s Best Drivers” Team 2015

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies named Cayenne Express' Dennis Ohlendorf and 10 others among its 2015 Drivers of the Year, all with more than 2 million safe miles behind them.

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OOIDA holding ninth Truckers for Troops campaign Nov. 9-13

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will launch its ninth Truckers for Troops care package campaign Nov. 9-13.

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