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Love’s opens Davenport, Fla. location

The new location along Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27 features 69 truck parking spaces, seven showers and more.

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The flat, van, reefer markets bucking the national downward rate trend in the last week

All equipment types could be getting ready for a rebound. Why? Load availability was up in the largest van freight markets last week, accompanied by a 30 percent increase in reefer freight movements compared to the previous week. Flatbed is also gaining strength.

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Pride on I-75: Annual Florida-held Pride & Polish show takes place this weekend at 75 Chrome Shop

The springtime show attracts dozens of the country’s top show trucks each year. It also offers free food, live music and giveaways such as lights, steering wheels, grills, train horns and more. Admission is free to spectators, and onsite truck parking is available.

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Truck driver killed in Houston flooding after historic rainfall

A truck driver was one of at least five people who died during the historic rainfall that flooded much of the Houston metropolitan area Sunday, April 17 and Monday, April 18.

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Traffic cost trucking industry nearly $50B in 2014, ATRI says

ATRI found congestion caused delays totaling more than 738 million hours of lost productivity, which equates to 264,500 truck drivers sitting idle for an entire working year.

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Truck ban on Keystone Parkway in Indiana reinstated

The ban originally went into effect in 2008, but it was temporarily lifted while construction was completed on U.S. 31, which was where trucks were supposed to travel.

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FMCSA looking for owner-operator comments on potential carrier incentive program

The FMCSA is required by the December-passed FAST Act highway bill to implement the program within 18 months of the bill being enacted.

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Missouri seeks second exemption to help military vets into trucking

The exemption would effectively give military truck drivers credit for their military training and expertise.

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Favor for minimum wage hike growing among truckers

Since Overdrive queried readers in 2014 about prospects for the $7.25/hour minimum wage, more truckers today believe it’s time to raise the wage, following a series of states and localities that have raised their own minimums.

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Data — The unseen hand steering your career

As fleet owners continue to find more ways to turn their drivers and prospective drivers into sets of data, they are moving recruitment, retention and safety management closer to science than art. This expanding harvest of data and the eagerness of predictive analytics vendors to help fleets make better use of it are reshaping how the industry relates to drivers.

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