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Eyes on the prize: The market for pre-2000 trucks in light of ELD exemption

Pre-2000 model year trucks take on a new luster as a way out of the ELD mandate. Now might be the best time to beat an expected spike in prices.

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Agency lawsuit challenges carrier’s refusal to hire driver with bipolar disorder

A U.S. Air Force veteran was allegedly denied employment because of the medication he takes to control his bipolar disorder.

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After employees find carrier’s gates locked, Teamsters allege company reopened under new name

The Teamsters are protesting a new Minnesota carrier they allege siphoned the resources and customers of a nearby union trucking company that closed without warning.

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Christmas gifts for spot market carriers in e-commerce

According to Adobe’s digital index, shoppers have spent $1 billion online on all but one of the 35 days between Nov. 1 and Dec. 5, and Cyber Monday was roughly double that -- $1.94B. Obviously, the goods had to get to distribution centers in order to be fulfilled.

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New priorities for a new DOT secretary?: Take two

A bevy of reader voices raised in response to the question: "What would be your message to Trump's incoming DOT leader?" Issues of regulation (the ELD mandate chief among them), parking/infrastructure and driver pay loomed largest.

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POLL: What should be priority No. 1 for a new DOT Secretary in the coming year?

What would you tell a new DOT secretary -- indications are Trump will nominate former DOL Secretary Elaine Chao -- to make the No. 1 priority in the coming year?

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Moving violations, speeding among top violations during Operation Safe Driver Week

Of the 20,648 total warnings and citations issued, 11,182 of them were to commercial vehicle drivers, including 6,078 warnings and 5,104 citations, mostly for speeding and other moving violations.

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FMCSA establishes training standards, curriculum for new truck operators

New training standards for entry-level truck operators have been finalized by the U.S. Department of Transportation and will become requirements on February 7, 2020. In addition to a required core classroom curriculum, the rule establishes a registry of FMCSA-approved trainers.

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Averitt donates to East Tennessee relief efforts

Averitt Express recently donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to help relief efforts on East Tennessee following recent wildfires and tornadoes.

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Swift outfitting 7,500 trucks with FlowBelow aero package

Swift Transportation, country’s largest truckload carrier, will outfit approximately 40 percent of its 18,000 truck fleet with FlowBelow’s aerodynamic Tractor AeroKit System next year, the company announced Tuesday.

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