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One bull hauler’s mid-1980s test

The 1979 Kenworth W900 -- pictured above hooked to a 1976 Barrett cattle trailer -- is the truck Don Christner was running as a company driver in 1985 when the story below took place. Before that, as a 19-year-old in 1984 he took his maiden turn in the KW for Barger Grain Co. out of Wauneta, Neb., as he posted to the Reader Rigs gallery at this link recently. http://instagram.com/p/yncOajMb7g/ "I have a good handful of photos of this truck ...

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Trucking rap sheet: Carrier-led cargo theft scheme, CDL exam cheaters, driver drug tester, chameleon carriers and more

The courts have been busy of late dealing with trucking-related crimes, it seems, as the Departments of Transportation and Justice announced last week several updates several cases dealing with cargo theft, drug testing, shutdown orders and more.

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Rates sink as capacity rises, fuel prices drop

Rates in all three segments — reefer, dry van and flatbed — fell from December, according to Internet Truckstop’s data. Fuel prices may be the biggest culprit in rates’ downward trend.

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Light-sensitive: Ohio the No. 1 state for light violations

Lights can go out when you’re running, but some drivers contend "a lot of these lights are off before the trip starts.” If you don’t catch them, you can bet that if your run takes you through Ohio, somebody else will.

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Eddie Kilroy anchoring new Freymiller radio station

Kilroy, former longtime host on XM Radio's "Willie's Place," hosts a morning show 8-12 CST for driver call-ins and country music on the carrier's online radio station.

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20 Best Fleets to Drive For named by TCA, two winners to be named in March

The Truckload Carriers Association in conjunction with CarriersEdge have named 20 trucking companies in North America the Best Fleets to Drive For, based on criteria like pay, benefits and career path.

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Responding to apnea/med cert situation, OOIDA crowd-sources doc reviews

The D.O.T. Doc review and search site is live -- it's intended to grow into a resource drivers can use to share their experiences with each other relative to medical examiners around the nation.

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Roughly $25M settlement reached in ‘hot fuel’ cases: Here’s who’s included

Preliminary approval has been granted to the nearly $25 million settlement struck last year between fuel providers — such as Exxon, Love’s and BP — and fuel buyers, both diesel and gasoline, in the ongoing “hot fuel” lawsuits, originally filed in 2006.

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Major carrier ordered to pay $119k to driver in wrongful firing suit

Old Dominion Freight Line has been ordered to pay one of its former drivers $119,612 in back wages after a court ruled the carrier wrongfully fired the driver after he self-reported alcohol abuse.

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Cargomatic app gets $8M investment

Cargomatic, an app that aims to connect local shippers and carriers, announced this week it has received $8 million in investments, led by Canaan Partners, the company says.

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