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‘Close call’ with Colin Young and his dashcam outside metro Denver

SB on I-25, "headed into the Denver Metro area," after another tractor-trailer passed Young, an impatient motorist "going too fast nearly wrecked while making an unsafe lane change."

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One20 updates app, announces availability of trucker-focused tablet at TA/Petro stores

Routing app One20 has announced its operator-focused One20 Tablet is now available for purchase at all TA and Petro stores nationwide. The tablet costs $399 and comes with a truck-safe mount, charger and protective case.

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PrePass adds new bypass sites in three states

Truckers using PrePass are now eligible to bypass a trio of weigh stations recently added to the company’s network. Help Inc., provider of PrePass, also announced it has installed weigh-in-motion scales at two PrePass locations near Cheyenne, Wyo., on I-25 northbound and I-80 westbound.

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3D trailer graphic to promote trucking’s image expected in 2017

Trucking Moves America Forward, a trucking industry education and image campaign spearheaded by ATA, plans to make 3D trailer wraps and more affordable trailer wrap options in the coming year, the group announced last week.

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New Love’s opens in northern Iowa

The new store offers 80 truck parking spaces, five showers, two restaurants and more.

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Is the ELD mandate’s pre-2000 exemption simply delaying the inevitable?

At least one analyst says yes, within 24 months of the ELD mandate going into effect, “nearly everyone will need an ELD, whether they like it or not, purely from a market standpoint.” That's not a universally held viewpoint, however.

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TV network for truckers to launch in Jan.

The Transportation Nation Network (TNN) will launch via its website on New Year's Day this coming year. The network bills itself as a "video streaming platform dedicated to the trucking industry."

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34-hour restart’s future clearer than before, but uncertainty lingers

Lawmakers warded off a scenario in which the 34-hour restart would be removed as a tool for truckers to use to manage their weekly on-duty time. But the future of the regulations surrounding the 34-hour restart is still unsettled.

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ProMiles, Teletrac Navman partner to offer GPS tracking, automatic fuel tax reporting

ProMiles brings its automated fuel tax reporting system to the partnership, which will combine with Teletrac Navman’s GPS tracking system.

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Congress clears legislation to spell out future of 34-hour restart regs for truck operators

For the time being, truckers can continue to operate as they have since December 2014, meaning 34-hour restarts do not need to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods and the 34-hour restart option can be used as often as truck operators like.

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