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‘Dukes of Hazzard’ moment for car hauler on Chicago’s Bishop Ford Freeway

The open car hauler, running empty, stopped to check for what he thought was a tire blowout when he looked up and noticed his trailer wasn't so empty anymore.

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Hours-of-service frustrations, CSA concerns make their way into Foxx’s highway funding visit to House

In the midst of the highway funding talk, lawmakers took the opportunity to air their concerns to DOT head Anthony Foxx about hours-of-service rules, cross-border trucking, CSA and more.

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CARB offering class this month on complying with emissions regulations

The California Air Resources Board announced will hold a half-day seminar Tuesday, Feb. 24, to help truck owners better understand and comply with the state’s stringent truck emissions regulations.

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Vaping practices, preferences, potential health issues

More results from Overdrive's 2015 survey about smoking/vaping practices among its owner-operator readers.

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Rule to require stability control systems on trucks reaches OMB

The rule, which came from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is designed to help mitigate rollover and loss-of-control crashes, according to the synopses from NHTSA.

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Obamacare deadline in 4 days — ripple effects in operator pay on the way?

The mandate to have health insurance could put trucking's independent contractor model in jeopardy. More on looming ACA deadline here.

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New Iowa80.com catalog available

Trucking accessories provider Iowa80.com has released its redesigned and larger catalog. The new 92-page catalog features more than 275 new items, including new lights, chrome and stainless exterior accessories, interior accessories, safety and compliance items and more. The new catalogs have been mailed to existing customers and are available for pickup at all Iowa 80 Group truck stop locations, as well as Truckomat Truck Washes. For a free copy of the catalog, call 866-446-9280 or go to ...

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Ryder spec’ing female-friendly trucks

Ryder System announced that it will offer customers a female-friendly vehicle package for lease. With the help of various OEMs and the Women in Trucking Association, a nonprofit organization established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, Ryder is making available a custom vehicle design with 15 specifications intended to better meet the needs of female drivers. The ergonomic vehicles include features such as adjusted height and placement of cab grab handles, adjustable ...

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

AlertDriving launches redesigned website

AlertDriving, a provider of driver risk management solutions, has launched its redesigned website, www.alertdriving.com. Besides helping to improve the user experience, the new website also is designed to offer simplified site navigation with cross-platform support for computers, tablets and smartphones. AlertDriving says fleet safety professionals now can gain quicker and more intuitive access on any device to information about its solutions and product demos or how to join a risk-free pilot. “We have expanded to over 70 ...

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Book recounts Schneider’s 80-year history

In 1935, Al Schneider purchased his first truck, and today his namesake company is one of the nation’s largest providers of truckload, intermodal and logistics services. To capture and commemorate its history over the past eight decades, the company has released “Leap of Faith: The Story of Schneider,” a full-color 144-page hardcover coffee table-style history book. Schneider worked with Essex Publishing and author Jim Smith to gather interviews with members of the Schneider family and dozens ...

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