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State of insurance for independents with new authority: Pricey, and getting pricier

When it's time to shop coverage around: With a fleet at around four years old and no significant history of claims, a seven truck fleet's liability insurance rates had risen substantially in its fourth year to roughly $15,000 annually per truck, all in. That's not how it's supposed to go, noted presenters at an insurance session at Expedite Expo.

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Human trafficking convicts would be barred for life from trucking under Senate bill

A bill introduced by the Senate’s Commerce Committee this week would permanently disqualify truck drivers from holding a CDL if they've been convicted of a human trafficking offense. The legislation part of a two-bill package aimed at combating human trafficking that occurs on U.S. roadways.

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Pilot Flying J inks sponsorship deal with ESPN, Southeastern Conference

PFJ says the sponsorship will provide exposure for the company on SEC Network programming and on the network's football pregame show, SEC Nation.

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Love’s will give away free hot dogs next week on National Hot Dog Day

Love's Travel Stops is celebrating National Hot Dog Day by giving away free hot dogs Wednesday, July 19, at participating locations.

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As cow haulers applaud ELD exemption in DOT funding bill, legislation advances

A bill that would exempt carriers from state laws requiring paid meal and rest breaks for drivers and, at least short term, exempt livestock haulers from compliance with the federal electronic logging device has been passed by the House Appropriations Committee’s transportation subcommittee.

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Grounded 280-ton truck finally allowed to move, carrier forced to pay state $60k

Bay Crane Northeast agreed to take out a $25 million insurance policy with the state as a co-insured party, pay the cost of the police escort through the state, and reimburse Rhode Island DOT $60,000 for its trouble in dealing with the truck.

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Eight killed in two fiery truck-involved crashes Tuesday in Texas and Kansas

A crash involving four trucks and two passenger vehicles along I-35 in Waco, Texas, claimed three lives, including a truck driver, and a crash along I-70 in Kansas involving two trucks and four passenger vehicles claimed five lives.

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Short holiday week on the spot market: Rates rose, though demand indicators lagged

The spot market last week saw lower load volumes than in recent weeks on DAT load boards, notes the company's Ken Harper, mostly given the Fourth of July landed on a Tuesday this year. And though freight volumes were down, average rates for vans, reefers and flats were up by a dime, a nickel and a nickel respectively. 

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BigRoad DashLink ELD price drops for owner-ops

In the wake of the company's March sale to Fleet Complete company, BigRoad has reduced the price of its DashLink electronic logging device to $19.50 a month for owner-operators.

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Montana, Dakotas suspend hours regs for drought relief haulers

In addition to hours-of-service reprieves for truckers hauling supplies to help livestock producers in the states, Montana and North Dakota’s orders also ease weight limit regulations for drivers hauling hay and water to ranchers.

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