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Food Cowboy grows ways to reduce waste

The Food Cowboy group, founded by a produce hauler, continues to grow unique ways to alleviate waste and hunger in the United States, with new developments and liaisons strengthening the mission.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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Gear Rewind: Trailers

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts over the past few months. So that's why we’re hitting rewind on some new trailers to help you get the most ...

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National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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2015 picking up? July tonnage nearly hits all-time high, base rates continue climb

Following 2014's trucking boom — when freight and rates took off, truck orders set records and the industry saw some of the best economic times for carriers since the '08-'09 recession — 2015 has been a little disappointing, at least by some measures. Expectation gap? Could be. Especially if the expectation was for 2015 to pick up where 2014 left off. Truck orders fell off in the first half of the year, rates have been tumbling (though ...

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Some hazmat haulers granted exemption from 30-minute break

The American Trucking Associations was granted an exemption request it made in May that would grant haulers of hazardous materials an exemption from the mandated 30-minute break.

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New ways to follow Overdrive: Find us on Instagram, Snapchat, Periscope

Overdrive invites you to follow us on Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope.

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Early adopters: ELDs on the market today

Attendant to the August 2015 "Early adopters" feature story in Overdrive, this chart offers points of comparison between 13 electronic logging devices currently on the market.

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Kenworth begins production on new predictive cruise control system

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Control is now in production for new T680 and T880 models specified with the Paccar MX-13 engine.

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Mail haulers requesting exemption from 14-hour limit

The National State Route Mail Contractors Association, whose members transport mail under contract for the United States Postal Service, has requested an exemption of the 14-hour on-duty limit.

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