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Daimler petitions FMCSA to allow lower windshield placement of warning system camera

Supplemental information submitted by DTNA clarified that the camera system would actually be mounted 8.5 inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers – more than twice as far below the area currently allowed by regulations.

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Cummins debuts owner-operator-focused ZED Connect ELD app

Engine maker Cummins on Friday announced it has launched a new software company, ZED Connect, whose first offering is a smartphone-based electronic logging device that’s compliant with the U.S. DOT’s looming ELD mandate.

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AscendTMS software free to DAT carrier users

Dispatch tools, rate indices, access to factoring, full load board functionality and more are available to current DAT TruckersEdge, Express and Power users via the AscendTMS operations-management software and its integration with DAT.

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FTR’s Perry joins Truckstop.com as chief economist

Perry specializes in analyzing risks in the transportation market and focuses on the underlying fundamentals of transport demand, operations and competition. 

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Trucker caught with 715 pounds of marijuana at Tinker Air Force Base in OKC

A narcotics agent was reportedly performing military duty at the base and found duffel bags containing marijuana in the trailer during a routine inspection of the truck at the base's gate.

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Dedicated freight — an antidote to chasing rates

After years chasing rates and high miles, over the last decade and more Keith Sampson shifted his thinking. His example is clear evidence that keeping your eye out for dedicated-freight opportunities can deliver the best of both worlds -- income stability and high profitability, without sacrificing your home life in the process.

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Trucking’s Top Rookie award accepting nominations for year’s best new driver

The winner will receive $10,000 cash, and nine finalists will receive $1,000 each.

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Truckers Against Trafficking receives $89,000 for auctioned Kenworth T680

The auction held by Ritchie Bros. in Phoenix, Ariz., resulted in the largest one-time donation in the history of Truckers Against Trafficking, a nonprofit that aims to stop human trafficking by educating truck drivers and truck stop employees on how to watch for signs of trafficking.

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Mixed week on the spot market for vans, reefers

This week's spot market demand update sees capacity loosening up a bit -- truck posts. However, volumes remained high, and rates held for vans on most top-volume lanes.

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Free GATS registrations benefit trucking charities for next two weeks

For every driver who registers before July 4, GATS will donate $1 to the driver’s choice of Truckers Against Trafficking, TruckersFinalMile.Org or the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.

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