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Driver recovering after going over Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel into bay

A tractor-trailer driver who lost control of his truck while crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and plunged into the water is recovering, according to local news reports.

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Mack signs off on renewable diesel in its engines

Mack Trucks announced Jan. 7 it has signed off on the use of renewable diesel fuel in all Mack engines, following extensive testing, it says.

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330-truck fleet sat idle for nearly two weeks while trying to shrug out-of-service order

Update, 1/7/16: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced late Thursday, Jan. 7, that it has reinstated Land-Air's "conditional" rating, allowing the carrier to resume its normal operation. The 340-driver fleet had been idle since Dec. 29.

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UCR enforcement for 2016 delayed until Feb. 1

Enforcement of the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement has been delayed until Feb. 1, according to an inspection bulletin released this week by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. Enforcement was originally set to begin Jan. 1.

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Spot market update: Hot states for van, flat, reefer

Ring in the new year with these hot market maps for dry van, refrigerated and flatbed trailer loads moving on the spot market within the last week.

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Building the customer base: Work the relationship for the long term

Working the spot market via load boards, you may never lay eyes on the face of the freight broker. By contrast, going after direct shipper contracts is largely an exercise in long-term relationship building.

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Love’s plans to open record number of stores in 2016

Love’s plans to open more than 40 new locations across 28 states in 2016.

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Alabama driver named Highway Angel for helping search for missing baby

An Alabama truck driver has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for searching for a missing baby after the mother’s car wrecked into a creek.

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E-log noncompliance penalties yet to be determined, FMCSA says

What will the punishment be for truckers who fail to comply with the looming electronic logging device mandate? FMCSA is still hammering out those details, it says.

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The question any independent owner-operator business must answer

“Why is anybody going to use you to ship their material?” -- your business' distinguishing "why you" factor could take many forms, such as in these examples related to specialized equipment, geography and freight niche.

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