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NTSB investigators blame significant hours violations, false logs and scant FMCSA oversight for deadly 2014 crash

NTSB investigators presented their findings to the full Board, determining that trucker fatigue and logbook falsification contributed to the crash, as well as “inadequacy of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration efforts to address the safety deficiencies of high-risk carriers or prioritize action to halt their operations.”

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Ted Cosa’s California close call

When a four-wheeler spun out up ahead on a California highway, Ted Cosa's ABS performed flawlessly at 75K lbs. in what you'll see in his dashcam vid here was a very, very close call.

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Driver named TCA Highway Angel for saving fellow trucker from on-highway fire

Edward Wilcher has been named a TCA Highway Angel for helping another truck driver escape from his burning rig.

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Video: Trailer for Overdrive’s YouTube Channel and a link to subscribe

Do you subscribe to the Overdrive YouTube Channel? See this video as to why you should.

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Trucker allegedly beaten by Calif. patrol officers settles case, sum undisclosed

An alleged roadside beating of a truck driver, who was stopped by two California patrol officers just after being inspected at a weigh station, led to broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, contusions and more. The amount awarded him by the state in the case was not disclosed.

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Pilot Flying J’s former president indicted in fuel rebate withholding scheme

Court records include transcripts of conversations -- secretly recorded by an FBI informant working for Pilot -- held between Hazelwood and other Pilot employees allegedly discussing the scam and how to use it against trucking companies who signed diesel fuel purchasing contracts with the truck stop chain.

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Future of brokerage: Cargo Chief to bet on pay for time

Cargo Chief head Abtin Hamidi wants to "change the way freight is bought and sold," he says -- the company plans to launch a lump-sum pay-for-time model in its contracts with independents and small fleets.

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Carrier giants YRC, XPO in legal dispute over company’s business secrets

XPO claims YRC "raided" its executives and sales staff for their knowledge of XPO's inner workings and of recently developed strategies to compete in the LTL market, including strategies aimed directly at competing with YRC. YRC denies XPO's allegations,

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Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

Marten ordered to pay former driver $51k after firing him for refusing overweight load

The specific incident that led to Sinkfield’s firing occurred in May 2014, when he refused a load at a shipper’s facility because it was 40 pounds over the 80,000-lb. federal limit and several pounds over allowable axle limits. A judge found his firing, despite being related to several incidents, was wrongful, as the load refusal was protected by federal law.

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Spot market rates update: Van, flatbed sink in January while reefer sees small gain

Spot market rate averages in all three major truckload segments compiled from January transaction data.

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