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Trucking groups announce Park My Truck app set to release in late summer

A new mobile app expected to launch late this summer will allow truck drivers to find truck parking information and available parking spaces.

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Two steps forward, one step back: Spot market van, reefer rates retreat in last week after gains

After volume and rate gains across van, reefer and flat segments the prior week, this past week has seen van loads flat for volume. More posted trucks resulted in something of a slight rates give-back. But we're still up over the April average.

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Move in Senate would restore 2013’s 34-hour restart rules, require 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods

The saga to"fix" 34-hour restart regs continues: A Senate measure filed this week would again require truckers’ 34-hour restart to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods and limit the restart’s use to once a week. The amendment was filed Tuesday, the same day the House released a plan to permanently nix the 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. requirement.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Kristen Kudlic

A serious motocross accident in 2009 left Kudlic with a broken back and paralysis from the waist down.

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New diesel oils usher in new API donut symbols

The new donut features a shaded section to differentiate API FA-4 diesel oils from CK-4 oils. The API CK-4 Service Symbol Donut will look the same as the current CJ-4 Donut.

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N.C. driver plans to become owner-operator after winning lottery

North Carolina truck driver David Harris won $10 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket and plans to buy his own truck to become an owner-operator.

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Trucker Paul Marhoefer: Live from Muscle Shoals Music studio

Video, pictures and more from trucker/singer-songwriter Paul Marhoefer's "Old Black Epiphone" sessions this week at the Muscle Shoals Music studio of Donnie Gullett in Tuscumbia, Ala.

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Lost time, money focal point for drivers during second FMCSA sleep apnea listening session

Costs, both time and money, were big topics of conversation during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Federal Railroad administrations’ “fact-finding” listening session on sleep apnea/operator safety Tuesday, May 17.

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Honing your edge as an independent trucker

To rise above the crowd as an independent requires finding your niche and properly quoting rates, said Kenny Long, who runs the Patriot Star small fleet.

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POLL: Ever leased a truck?

Though the routes to equipment procurement for most readers has traditionally been cash, financing or lease-purchase, the rising cost of new equipment and questions about reliability lead many to believe more interest in full-service leasing could emerge. What's been your experience with leasing?

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