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See dozens of drivers competing for 2017 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

This year’s winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, where she will receive a makeover and will be photographed with a show truck. She will also be featured in a fall issue of Overdrive.

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CVSA 2017 out-of-service criteria changes go into effect April 1

Few significant changes from years past have been made, but new out-of-service conditions related to the electronic logging device mandate's December enforcement are included.

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Carrier coalition supports semi-autonomous trucking, wants drivers to remain in cab

A trucking industry group representing a handful of the country’s largest carriers has expressed opposition to the deployment of fully autonomous, driverless trucks.

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Shell’s annual SuperRigs truck show to be held in Tulsa in May

The 35th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held May 18-20 in Tulsa, Okla., with a theme of "Titans of Tulsa," Shell announced this week.

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Nebraska troopers take to trucks to spot scofflaw motorists

Troopers will ride in cabs of commercial trucks watching for things such as texting and driving, following too closely, speeding and aggressive driving.

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Connecticut guv calls for closure of seven rest areas

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy in his biennial budget proposal cuts funding for the state's seven traditional rest areas to save the state $1.1 million over a two-year period. The proposal, if passed by the state's legislature, calls for the closure of the seven locations by July 1, 2017.

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POLL: Have you tested the e-log waters with a smartphone/tablet-based app?

What's been your experience, or lack thereof, with the myriad of smartphone/tablet-based computer-assisted logs available today to use without a connection to the truck's engine? Have you tested the water of e-logs with any?

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Mack, Volvo announce over-the-air system updates for new models

Mack, Volvo, Stoughton Trailers and more are some of the latest equipment and technology companies to make announcements at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual conference, which is ongoing in Nashville through Thursday.

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Trucker arrested for bomb threat directed at Trump

Ausarmaat Rahotep, 37, of Central Falls, R.I., reportedly called the Columbia County Combined Communication Center and told the 911 operator he was “headed to Donald Trump with bombs.” A later inspection of the truck and trailer found no explosives.

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Trump illustrates need for $1 trillion infrastructure package with advice from a ‘friend in trucking’

In his first address to Congress, President Trump asked lawmakers for a $1 trillion infrastructure investment. Earlier this week, Trump said he consulted with a friend in trucking, who told him U.S. highways cause his trucks to be "just beat to hell."

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