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FMCSA unveils driver training rule proposal, sets up core curriculum and more for pre-CDL drivers

The DOT released today a proposed rule that would establish a standard curriculum for new truckers receiving their CDL, require minimum driving time during training and set up a registry of FMCSA-approved driver training entities.

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34-hour restart: Readers weigh in on options for its future

With the 34-hour restart remaining in complicated limbo, the results of the polling show that the largest share of Overdrive readers prefer the restart to, simply, remain as it is in the hours of service rules.

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Voting for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful now open

Readers may vote daily through April 6 to help Overdrive select the top 10 women who exemplify professionalism and inner and outer beauty.

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Senate committee approves Darling’s FMCSA nomination

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved T.F. Scott Darling III's nomination to be the next head of the FMCSA Thursday, and he will await the confirmation of the full Senate to take the position.

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ELD/trucking software provider Load Logistics hosting Mar. 10 demo

Load Logistics, the first ELD provider to be listed on the FMCSA's ELD registry, is hosting a March 10 full product demonstration of its transportation management software in Covington, Ga.

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Work Truck Show: Medium- and severe-duty news from Cummins, Mack, International and more

Medium-duty and vocational truck related announcements from Cummins, International, Detroit and Mack.

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Flatbed volume growing in Southeast — rates still lag

While Spring might be coming a little early for flatbeds in the Southeast with freight volume and demand indicators rising, rates continued to move lower in the last week of February.

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SuperTruck, Round 2: Dept. of Energy wants to give truck makers another $80M to raise fuel economy bar

The DOE says SuperTruck II will utilize a variety of truck and trailer technology approaches to achieve performance targets, such as improvements in engine efficiency, drivetrain efficiency, aerodynamic drag, tire rolling resistance and vehicle weight. The goal is to double fuel economy of the most efficient tractor-trailer from 2009.

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ISX15 SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain A Smart Choice for CTI

ATRI wants owner-operator input for crash cost data base

Participating motor carriers will be asked to provide information on common crash costs such as damage, attorney and court costs, and towing and recovery costs. ATRI is also working with the insurance industry to complete the crash cost database.

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I-15: Expect delays March 8-10

Portions of I-15 in the far northwest corner of Arizona, also affecting lanes in Nevada and Utah, could experience delays will weight- and speed-limit reductions March 8-10 related to final stages of the Virgin River Gorge bridge project.

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