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Transport America rolls out student tuition reimbursement program

Transport America introduced a student tuition reimbursement program that provides students with $300 on the first paycheck of every month for an entire year, totaling a $3,600 reimbursement. The Eagan, Minn.-based truckload carrier said the reimbursement is in addition to student drivers’ base mileage pay.

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Changing Gear: News from Kenworth, Peterbilt, Webb Wheel

Last month at the Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth Truck Co. introduced its sweet-looking limited-edition Icon 900 tractor, and it sure didn’t take long for Murphy-Hoffman Co. to sign up. The dealership, with locations in 13 states, will receive the first 50 Icon trucks. The Icon 900s offers the classic styling of the company’s W900L, a 130-in.-BBC long-nose conventional with an extended hood. The trucks are available with 72-inch flat-top or 86-inch studio configurations. All will have ...

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Big data changing the owner-operator insurance game, Progressive says

Simple formulas used in owner-operator insurance acquisition, such as driver health and age and number of out-of-service violations, soon could take a back seat to big data and more sophisticated algorithm-driven coverage and rates.

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Trucker gets six months in prison, three years supervision for not disclosing prior crashes

South Carolina truck operator Arnold Williams has been sentenced to time served — 6 months — and three years of supervised release for not disclosing to his carrier his truck accident history.

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Owner-operator’s in-house built ’72 Pete

Owner-operator Chris Jonsen says he built up this 1972 Peterbilt in his personal shop. The frame-stretched rig is powered by a 540-hp Big Cam Cummins.

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DAT’s premium Power load board updated

DAT Solutions today announced the availability of its updated, web-based DAT Power load board, delivering results faster, reducing clicks and keystrokes, and containing unique teamwork features.

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Love’s opens new AZ stop

Love’s Travel Stop has opened a new location in Williams, Arizona, located on Interstate 40. The location features 91 truck parking spaces. The 12,000 sq.-ft. facility also offers gourmet coffee, Subway and Carl’s Jr. restaurants, showers and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. Love’s Fast-Fill compressed natural gas (CNG) will be available later this year.

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FMCSA shuts down owner-operator following bevy of maintenance violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced April 9 it has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order — effectively a shutdown — to Carnell Pompey, a one-truck owner-operator doing business as Mortise Trucking Company.

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

Toll roads trend in recent decade as new toll mileage well outpaces total system growth

Tolled Interstate mileage grew by about 17 percent in the 2003-2013 time frame, while total Interstate mileage grew by just over 2 percent.

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Hot button: ‘Two-state solution’ in Israel called into question

When Israeli head of state Benjamin Netanyahu in March appeared to walk back support for an independent Palestine, a majority of Overdrive readers expressed views of a piece.

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