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Driver shortage: Readers weigh in on turnover, rates, pay, working conditions and more

What's your view? Respondents to recent polling expressed widely different views about a driver shortage. About half of readers consider it real, while the other half view it as myth or primarily a misnomer for other things, low pay chief among them.

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ELD mandate: What about trucks plated below 26,000 lbs.?

Q&A: Will under 26K-lb. trucks be required to utilize ELDs under FMCSA's final rule? Short answer: Yes, but complications with the short-haul exceptions in the hours rules may apply to some operations.

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FMCSA grants exemption for wireless rechargeable tow lights

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to allow the use of rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn and tail lights during towing situations.

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Ritchie Bros. set to hold largest auction of year in Orlando

Ritchie Bros. annual auction in Orlando, Fla. will be held Feb. 15-19 and will feature more than 300 trucks and 180 trailers.

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Drivewyze to run four-state ‘e-inspection’ field demonstration

Drivewyze's e-inspection test will be expediting Level 3 driver inspections on lanes in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania in cooperation with enforcement departments and truckers running those areas.

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I-77 express lanes get green light in Charlotte, impact on through-trucks unclear

North Carolina’s controversial plans to add optional toll lanes to 26 miles of I-77 through Charlotte cleared hurdles this month. Views vary on the impact the plan will have on truckers using that stretch of highway, however.

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Overdrive a finalist in three categories in prestigious Neal business journalism awards

Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills have once again been named finalists in the prestigious Jesse H. Neal business editorial awards program. This year, Overdrive is a finalist in the Best Series category, and Dills is a finalist in the Best Data Journalist and Best Range of Work categories.

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Trucking adds 1,500 jobs in January

January’s total employment figure in the for-hire trucking industry, reported by the DOL as 1.465 million, is just over 24,000 jobs higher than January 2015.

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Calling all female truckers: Overdrive’s 2016 Most Beautiful contest accepting nominations

The deadline to enter Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is Feb. 15.

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POLL: Do you see a benefit to Wireless Roadside Inspection?

With technology in the test phase, questions remains as to safety credit/violation policy as well as whether any Wireless Roadside Inspection program would be voluntary or not -- what's your take on potential benefits/drawbacks of any future program today?

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