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Cabover road-train run in Australia with Chris Dinsdale

Multiple views in Dashcam Central of a road-train run with KW cabovers in Australia -- Cameras mounted "on the front, the back, even over the 18-liter Caterpillar 3408."

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Pilot Flying J offering information on small fleet credit offerings at MATS

Pilot Flying J will be providing information on its small fleet credit offerings for owner-operators and more during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. next week.

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Calif. VMT tax pilot project follows Ore.’s weight-mile lead

Trucking telematics provider EROAD tapped to track heavy-duty participants in California's vehicle-miles-traveled tax pilot project, running nine months beginning in July.

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Hours exemption for Oregon loggers extended per 2015-passed highway bill

The extension of the expiration date is in response to a provision in the December-passed FAST Act highway bill that extended exemptions in effect when the bill was enacted. The bill extended the exemptions to five years from the date they were were issued from two years.

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Mid-America Trucking Show takes place this week: How to follow the show on Overdrive

The 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show kicks off at 1 p.m. on Thursday in Louisville, Ky. The show will feature 1,000-plus exhibitors, numerous show trucks, live entertainment and seminars for owner-operators. Overdrive will be covering the show live on social media throughout the week. Here’s how to follow along.

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Shell Rotella coolant recalled for lack of bitterant

Shell has asked distributors and retailers to return certain coolant products after it was discovered the products were under-treated with bitterant -- an additive used to make the product unpalatable for animals and children.

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Request to allow some drivers to use detention time as off-duty time denied by FMCSA

An exemption request from the American Trucking Associations that would allow drivers to exclude detention time at a natural gas or oil well site from their total 14 on-duty hours has been denied by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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FMCSA shuts down two-truck fleet in fourth carrier shutdown order of year

The agency says the two-truck N.C.-based carrier didn't follow hours of service rules, didn't properly maintain its equipment, didn't drug test drivers and more.

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Cummins Redefining Tour – Driver Reactions and Future Tour Dates

Wyoming-based seven-truck carrier ordered to shut down following FMCSA investigation

Violations include: Failing to conduct pre-employment background checks on drivers, failing to ensure drivers were qualified before dispatching them, failing to properly monitor drivers to ensure compliance with hours-of-service requirements, using a driver who tested positive for a controlled substance and failure to maintain equipment.

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Spot market update: Reefer warming with the weather, van gaining steam

momentum in carriers’ favor, said DAT’s Ken Harper in this week’s weekly spot market update, continuing the momentum seen in recent weeks for both the reefer segment and van and flatbed segments. More here...

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