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Trucker arrested for bomb threat directed at Trump

Ausarmaat Rahotep, 37, of Central Falls, R.I., reportedly called the Columbia County Combined Communication Center and told the 911 operator he was “headed to Donald Trump with bombs.” A later inspection of the truck and trailer found no explosives.

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Trump illustrates need for $1 trillion infrastructure package with advice from a ‘friend in trucking’

In his first address to Congress, President Trump asked lawmakers for a $1 trillion infrastructure investment. Earlier this week, Trump said he consulted with a friend in trucking, who told him U.S. highways cause his trucks to be "just beat to hell."

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Navistar closes deal with VW, accepts $256M for 16% stake in company

In the near term, the new partnership will focus on developing common power train systems that are set to be delivered to North American customers by 2019, according to the companies' original announcement in September.

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Spot freight volume: 100 percent higher than this time last year

The stat in the headline doesn't tell the whole story, however, as rates are basically flat from where they've been the past few weeks. Some bright spots, however, in flatbed.

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Behind-the-wheel training: ‘Arbitrary’ nature of hours minimum doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be one

From Alaska-based driver and trainer Dan Tucker: "Thirty hours of behind-the-wheel training, even for the most intuitive student, is marginal if for no other reason than they can't possibly encounter and learn from enough varied situations to be adept at handling the next one."

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Driver wins Harley for receiving company award

Arthur Clubb, out of Missoula, Mont., earned the recognition after driving 156,365 miles and delivering 121 loads in 2016.

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ATRI: Parking availability test helped drivers find open spots, adhere to HOS regs

The open parking stall information was relayed to drivers from the camera systems in three ways: through a web portal, an in-cab application integrated into an existing on-board device, and through roadside electronic message signs.

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Build the wall? Majority of readers favor Trump’s border plan

More than half of Overdrive readers supported efforts to build a wall across the 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico. The most vocal among responding commenters, however, were those among the 27 percent who did not support the wall effort in any way.

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Iowa highways could become testing grounds for truck platooning tech

A bill in the Iowa state legislature this session would open the door for truck platoons to begin operating on the state’s highways as a means to test the technology and fine tune it for wider scale deployment.

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Navistar launches new 12.4-liter engine for on-highway applications

Navistar announced at TMC Monday the launch of its new 12.4-liter engine, the International A26, which will replace the company's N13 engine. Kenworth also announced new steer axle options for T680 and T880 trucks, and Cummins launched a new oil analysis program.

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