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Volvo recalling thousands of trucks for potential braking problem

Volvo recalling thousands of trucks for potential braking problem

In total, Volvo is recalling 6,271 trucks manufactured between April 11, 2012, and Sept. 30, 2016. Affected models include certain 2013-2017 VNL, VNM and VNX trucks.

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Shipper predictions: Freight will pick up in 2017

Shipper predictions: Freight will pick up in 2017

Shippers mostly expect freight movement to grow in 2017, according to a survey of more than 2,200 shippers recently conducted by Averitt Express, one of the country’s largest carriers.

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Heists involving identity theft and other types of fraud are growing part of cargo theft mix

Heists involving identity theft and other types of fraud are growing part of cargo theft mix

Since the so-called “fictitious pickup” cargo theft mode drew enough attention in supply-chain-security circles to warrant specific attention, it's only continue to grow as a share of all load thefts nationwide. Combat it with information security.

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Driver hears two-truck collision at truck stop, rescues fellow driver

Driver hears two-truck collision at truck stop, rescues fellow driver

Jeff Aleman crawled into the cab to help the driver and saw diesel leaking behind the driver’s head and the engine nearly in the cab, which was filled with smoke. He was able to break the back window of the truck and pull the driver out, who got out with only scrapes and soreness.

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Scott LeVan’s radio warning to drivers ahead of deadly EB I-80 crash went unanswered

Driver LeVan used his CB to broadcast several warnings to EB drivers to spread out, impending a traffic back-up ahead, before a later crash that killed two truckers in Pennsylvania. Yet another reason to keep the radio on.

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Overdrive accepting nominations for contest recognizing women drivers

Contest recognizing female drivers accepting nominations through Feb. 15, 2017.

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I-80 reopened near Donner Pass, maximum chains required

Caltrans says maximum chains are required for trucks, and traffic will be allowed through the Donner Pass area single file with a 30 mph speed limit.

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DOT nominee Chao says she hopes to balance automated vehicle tech, job displacement

DOT nominee Chao says she hopes to balance automated vehicle tech, job displacement

If confirmed to lead the DOT, Chao said she would seek to bolster innovation while also addressing public discomfort with automated vehicles and concerns of those like truck drivers who could be put out of work by such technology, even if such a scenario is years off.

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Road Hunter app updates weather map views

Road Hunter app updates weather map views

Since the Road Hunter trip-planning app's introduction to Overdrive's audience last August, its developer has expanded weather-map functionality to include rain, ice and snow in addition to severe weather and wind, among other updates.

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Love’s plans 50 more stores, expansion of current parking lots in 2017

Love's plans 50 more stores, expansion of current parking lots in 2017

After opening a company-record 47 stores in 2016, Love’s Travel Stops says it plans to surpass that mark in 2017 with the opening of 50 new stores, the company announced this year.

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