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OOIDA offering training course to meet new FDA sanitary food hauling regs

OOIDA’s course includes a one-hour training module and a test, which awards a certificate of completion, a card to keep in the truck cab and templates of written procedures and checklists for van trailers, reefers, flatbeds, liquid bulk tankers and hoppers.

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Custom Kenworth T680 to be auctioned this week to benefit Truckers Against Trafficking

The custom truck is equipped with a 485-horsepower Paccar MX-13, an Eaton-Fuller Advantage 10-speed automatic and a 76-inch sleeper.

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Nevada DOT begins U.S. 95 lane restrictions, shifts

NDOT says beginning Monday night, June 19, it will reduce the southbound side of the highway to one lane between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday, June 22.

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Colin Young presents: Another high-speed shoulder pass

"It's absolutely amazing to me how many fourwheelers will pass a rig on the shoulder at high speed"... Another shoulder pass from the dashcam of trucker Colin Young . . . .

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J.J. Keller Encompass ELD self-certified

The J.J. Keller compliance services company announced the placement of both dedicated and BYOD ("bring your own device") versions of its Encompass electronic logging device system for Android devices and its own Compliance Tablet on the FMCSA's ELD registry. 

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Overdrive announces Trucker Talent Search finalists

The singing contest finals, emceed by trucker and recording artist Tony Justice, will be held on Aug. 25 at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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Saturday round-up: Spring cleaning, chaining the trailer to the coil, best wisecracks of the year

Terminator once declared he could not self-destruct -- how about self-driving vehicles?; an e-log solution for the ages; and a check-in with flatbed owner-operator Joe Bielucki's real-man coils and overdue spring cleaning. . .

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Werner ordered to pay nearly $800k to driver trainees

The class represents more than 50,000 truckers who participated in Drivers Management, LLC, which trains and employs Werner’s drivers, during the six-year period ending Aug. 1, 2014.

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Cummins plans electric powertrain for short-haul applications, long-haul still a ways off

Cummins announced Wednesday evening in a teleconference it will introduce a fully electrified powertrain for the urban transportation market by 2019 and a range-extended electrified powertrain by 2020.

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ELD data: Take control of yours to avoid IFTA, IRP audit fines

If you’re in the situation of many owner-operators and small fleets and looking to squeeze a little return-on-investment out of an ELD you may be forced to adopt, tread carefully with players new to the industry getting into the partial automation of IFTA/IRP data collection.

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