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ATA names 33 drivers finalists for America’s Road Team

A panel of industry officials and trucking news media will judge the drivers on their knowledge of the industry, dedication to safety, ability to communicate the industry’s messages and their overall safe driving record.

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Fuel prices see slight drop in most recent week

After two straight weeks of diesel prices rising considerably, prices leveled out somewhat during the week ending Oct. 24 with prices falling by three-tenths of a cent.

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Phase 2 emissions, fuel economy rule headed for year-end implementation

A final rule to establish new emissions and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is expected to boost fuel economy on tractor-trailers by 25 percent.

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Two weeks remain to comment on proposed speed limiter rulemaking

The comment period for the rule expires at the end of the day Monday, Nov. 7. The rule would require trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds to use speed limiting devices, but it didn’t specify a speed to which the trucks would be governed.

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Sleep apnea guidelines quiz: Find out if you would be referred for apnea testing

If you didn't take this quiz/survey prior to Overdrive's recent reporting on results relative to the Medical Review Board's draft sleep apnea screening protocol, answer the questions to find out whether or not you would be screened for testing if the protocol was in place.

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PIT Group to offer independent ELD testing, verification

The independent testing will follow the latest version of the ELD Test Plan and Procedures issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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FTC claims carrier services companies misrepresented themselves toward securing fees from owner-operators

The FTC says James Lamb's DotAuthority.com and Dotfilings.com tricked small business truckers into paying unnecessary federal and state registration fees by pretending to be associated with the Department of Transportation or other agencies. Lamb strongly questions FTC tactics.

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FMCSA asks truckers to discontinue use of Samsung Note7 phones, keep them unplugged

FMCSA has issued a safety advisory telling Samsung Galaxy Note7 owners to stop using the devices -- and to leave them unplugged -- while in their trucks.

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ELD mandate: Small fleet owner urges Congress to reconsider, more voices on the mandate

"It’s high time for our government officials to start using some common sense by listening to the voices of experience who know what they are talking about. It’s time to reconsider this mandate to the benefit of all." --Z-Tranz small fleet owner David Morin, based in Morganton, N.C. BONUS; New mailbag podcast on the mandate.

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U.S. DOT gives South Carolina $1M to repair roads damaged by Hurricane Matthew

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday the immediate availability of $1 million in emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration to help begin road and bridge repairs damaged by Hurricane Matthew in South Carolina.

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