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Comment period open for rule on truck fuel economy, emissions standards

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation published a proposed rule on the Federal Register on Monday, July 13, for Phase 2 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

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Shutting down this weekend: I-40 in Nashville

Bridge work downtown in Nashville will see the entire "South Loop" through downtown shut down nightly through Monday next week.

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Great GATS Giveaway offers chance for free hotel stays, pre-paid credit cards

The Great GATS Giveaway is back this year offering registered attendees a chance to win free hotel stays, pre-paid credit cards, VIP passes, meals and more.

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Fleet again ordered to pay $20k to a driver who was sick, refused to drive

A trucking company has been ordered by the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to pay $20,000 in punitive damages and $354 to a driver after suspending the driver for refusing to drive for feeling ill.

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Pride & Polish championship preview: Working Bobtail finalists

Each week, Overdrive will highlight the five finalists from one of the four categories. Here are the five finalists in the Working Bobtail category.

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I-10 bridge in California collapses after heavy rains, CalTrans recommends detours

Heavy rains over the weekend in Southern California caused a section of Interstate 10 to collapse Sunday about 50 miles from the Arizona border. Travel has been cut off through that section of I-10, but the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) announced Tuesday the westbound side of the bride will open to two-way traffic Friday, July 24 at noon Pacific Time. "Crews will strengthen the westbound side of the bridge in order to allow two-way traffic – ...

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Van freight: Demand shift in the last week

Rates trends for the week: Van demand fell off, rates following slightly. And: How would you break up a return trip to Stockton, Calif., from Seattle? Find out the most profitable route here.

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FMCSA shuts down Kentucky-based driver following false logs, fatal crash

FMCSA has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to a Kentucky-based driver after FMCSA determined he falsified his records-of-duty status in the days leading up to a crash that killed six.

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

Senate this week could vote on highway bill that would remove CSA scores from public view

The six-year DRIVE Act would be the first multi-year bill since 2012’s MAP-21, which was just a two-year funding measure. The bill also is packed full of regulatory changes, with some notable stabs by Congress at the CSA carrier-scoring program.

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Carolina small fleet scores back-to-back wins in ChampTruck racing series

Ten-truck fleet Jupiter Enterprises out of the Charlotte, N.C.-area earned its second win in the inaugural season of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series truck racing circuit this weekend in Granite City, Ill., at the Gateway Motorsports Park.

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