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Bay & Bay Transportation raises owner-operator pay

In addition to increased mileage pay, the fleet offers paid fuel surcharges on loaded miles, 100 percent reimbursement on authorized tolls, in-cab scanners, quarterly safety bonuses and discounts on fuel. Accessorial pay includes detention, layover and extra stop pay.

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OOIDA video knocks speed limiters

As part of its recently launched “Knock Out Bad Regs” campaign, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has created an animated video depicting the dangers of speed limiters on trucks, which can be seen here.

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With support of trucking orgs, Congress again floats reforms to transportation workers ID program

Trucking organizations are pleased Congress is considering a measure to let truckers with Transportation Worker’s Identification Credentials receive hazardous materials endorsements without additional background checks.

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Brad Kuhn presents ‘Another 4 minute ride with a truck driver’

Following his first-such compilation, reader Brad Kuhn offered this "compilation of videos from my dashcam focusing on aggressive driving by passenger vehicles around big trucks."

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ATRI: Cost of DOT physicals up since medical examiner registry instituted

ATRI, which conducted the survey with the Mayo Clinic in September and October, found that drivers don’t believe the quality of the exams has increased despite the increased costs. Many drivers (nearly 40 percent) responding to the survey said their costs for a medical exam range between $75 and $124.

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Atlanta gets worse: Truck traffic on I-20 WB now being diverted

Truckers traveling through Atlanta on I-20 westbound will be diverted after a section of the Interstate buckling Monday morning.

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R.I. lawmaker wants to repeal truck toll law, Louisiana looking at split speeds

A bill introduced in Rhode Island would, if passed, repeal the RhodeWorks law passed last year that enacted trucks-only tolls in the state. Another bill introduced in Louisiana proposes to reduce the speed limit for trucks and buses by 10 miles per hour on interstates.

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POLL: Do you miss the ‘mom-and-pop’ independent truck stop?

What's your view of the growing reach of the large national truck stop chains -- an owner-operator offered this question up for Overdrive readers while pondering the days of full-service, family-style dining and other characteristics of the mom-and-pop truck stops of the days of yore.

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Overdrive announces winner of 2017 Most Beautiful contest

Stephanie Klang has been trucking for 37 years. Her early days were spent driving team, but she’s been solo for nearly 30 years and 3 million miles with CFI.

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McLeod Software integrates with Trucker Path’s Truckloads load board

The companies say the integration will be mutually beneficial for their respective users, as more freight will be posted to the Truckloads system for carriers, and more carriers will be able to see the postings from McLeod users.

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