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Hours rules suspended for emergency, relief load haulers in Louisiana due to flooding

Certain federal safety regulations have been temporarily suspended for certain truck drivers through the duration of Louisiana's state of emergency.

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Truck purchase v. lease: How to weigh the choices

Things have been going well for owner-operator John Doe. His primary customer has offered him greater load frequency, but taking advantage of the opportunity will require another dependable truck. Weigh his choices to purchase or lease here and weigh in with your own.

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I-10, I-12 in Louisiana reopen after flooding, parts of I-15 in CA closed for wildfire

I-10 and I-12 in Louisiana have reopened following historic flooding around the Baton Rouge area, and portions of I-15 near San Bernardino, Calif., remain closed due to a wildfire.

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Uber enters trucking via Otto acquisition, co.’s announce plans for freight matching system

Trucking tech startup Otto announced Aug. 18 it has been acquired by ride-sharing tech giant Uber. The two companies say they have plans for not only deploying an autonomous retrofit system on tractor-trailers, but also for bringing Uber-type technology to trucking to create a nationwide load-truck matching platform.

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Continental tool aims to help owner-operators find proper ELD equipment

The VDO RoadLog ELD Selection Tool guides owner-operators through a series of questions to determine the hardware and software needed, based on their compliance application needs.

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13 reasons you hang on to that old truck

Having a truck paid off makes for a boost in versatility in decisions about the business -- in a variety of ways, too, many associated with outright ownership of specifically older equipment, readers say.

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Free registration still open for next week’s Great American Trucking Show

Attendees at this year's show will find new attractions, as well as Overdrive’s Pride & Polish show truck championship, Partners in Business seminars and Trucker Talent Search sing-off finals.

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Trucking industry groups say they’re concerned about costs of new emissions rule, but support goals

“Forcing a standard that can lead to problems with reliability and maintenance ultimately has no benefits to the environment if no one wants to buy the product,” one trucking industry group said.

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Full-service leasing on the rise?

Combine rapidly developing and complicated truck technology with new-equipment cost pressures and the Millennial generation’s rising presence in trucking, and some watchers see full-service leasing being increasingly attractive to small fleets.

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Speed limiter rule projected to be published next week, per DOT report

Following its recent stamp of approval by the White House, the DOT's rule to require speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks is now expected to be published next Friday.

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