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2016 out-of-service criteria changes in effect

New out-of-service criteria having to do with lighting power supply, objects lodged between dual tires, the steering mechanism and more are part of CVSA 2016 OOS criteria.

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Tennessee-based driver shut down after police find drugs, beer in cab after crash

Jason L. Flynn made an illegal turn in north Georgia on March 17, which caused a crash with a passenger vehicle. The vehicle became wedged underneath Flynn’s trailer, hospitalizing the driver.

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Fuel prices increase for fifth straight week

For the fifth week in a row, diesel prices are on the upswing, increasing a half-cent during the week ending May 9, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Shannon Blom

Now hauling reefer freight, Blom's experience includes driving school buses and moving expedited freight and large equipment.

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Trucker files motion asking Supreme Court to take up ELD lawsuit

Following a legal motion made last month by a Swift company driver, the Supreme Court is scheduled to make a decision this week on whether it may hear OOIDA's lawsuit against the DOT's ELD mandate.

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ELDs on the market today

This most recent update to Overdrive's August 2015-published comparison chart offers quick looks at more than 20 electronic logging device providers on or entering the market.

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Trucker suspected of murdering fellow trucker in road rage incident still on the loose in Florida

Witnesses told the Florida Highway Patrol that around 1:50 p.m. a bearded man driving an orange, early-to-mid 2000 Freightliner with a white trailer pulled up alongside another semi-tractor trailer, bumped into it and then shot the driver who veered off the road and crashed in the woods.

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Goodyear rolls out mid-tier steer, drive, trailer tires

The first products in Goodyear's new, mid-tier Marathon line, the Marathon LHS, Marathon LHD and Marathon LHT offer long tire life, plus SmartWay-verified fuel efficiency and a high degree of traction, the company says.

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Trucking added 700 jobs in April

The for-hire trucking industry added 700 jobs in the month of April, according to preliminary figures reported by the Department of Labor.

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Fireworks haulers request amendment to Independence Day HOS exemption

The American Pyrotechnics Association requested that four carriers be removed from the exemption and four carriers be added to the exemption, which was granted by FMCSA last year, keeping the total at 51 carriers.

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