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Another construction group seeks ELD exemption for short-haul drivers

The Power and Communication Contractors Association is seeking an exemption from the ELD mandate for its drivers who typically operate under a short-haul log-keeping exemption.

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Stiff freight challenges await trucking in coming decade, says trucking economist

Long-term freight challenges loom for the trucking industry as the economy and the supply chain become more efficient, more digitized and, thus, less reliant on transport needs, said Noȅl Perry, a chief economist for FTR and Truckstop.com.

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Mack unveils Anthem on-highway tractor

The truck was engineered with an emphasis on driver comfort and productivity and is available in day cab, an all-new 48-inch flat top sleeper and an all-new 70-inch stand-up sleeper that features 35 percent more space than previous models and 27 cubic feet of storage.

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Cybersecurity: Tips for greater peace of mind

Anyone plugging a device into the onboard diagnostics port, particularly an ELD that will open up a connection between the truck’s computer and the internet, would do well to follow these practices.

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Goodyear seeking nominations for annual Highway Hero award

The award honors professional truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Nominations can be made through Nov. 29.

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Hurricane recovery, ELD mandate could squeeze trucking capacity, boost rates

Hurricane recovery efforts will increase freight demand, which will pull trucks out of their normal cycle. That shift in freight patterns combined with the crimp of productivity likely associated with the coming electronic logging device mandate deadline could prompt a capacity crisis.

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Open letter from Larry Klimek Trucking urging reps to delay ELD mandate

The Grand Island, Neb.-based small fleet urges Congress and the President to stand with Rep. Brian Babin's H.R. 3283 ELD delay bill, after a similar measure was defeated when it was attempted as an amendment to an appropriations bill.

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NTSB: Trucker partially to blame in fatal 2016 crash involving Tesla sedan operating autonomously

NTSB concluded the driver of the tractor-trailer involved in the crash failed to yield the right of way to the oncoming Tesla sedan. A post-crash drug test also revealed the truck operator had used marijuana before the crash, according to NTSB’s report.

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House amendment would bar FMCSA from proceeding with speed limiter mandate

The amendment specifically targets the speed limiter mandate proposed rule issued last year by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which drew rebuke by most industry trade groups and highway safety advocacy groups.

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Celadon driver earns Highway Angel status for saving fellow driver

The incident occurred at a Pilot Travel Center in Kingston Springs, Tennessee. Miller saw the other driver collapse, and when they were unresponsive Miller started CPR and continued until emergency medical services made it to the scene.

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