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Man charged after allegedly stealing truck, leading police on chase in Texas

A report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the chase began Friday afternoon, June 9, when Olivas, driving a stolen tractor pulling a flatbed trailer, fled police. The chase ended in Arlington after Olivas struck another vehicle and crashed into a retaining wall.

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Spot market activity continues up for vans, reefers, amid Roadcheck effect on demand indicators

With Roadcheck cutting some truck posts, the van load-to-truck ratio hit its highest mark in three years, and van rates on the top 100 lanes rose to some of the highest prices seen in two years. Overall, posting activity was up overall as well.

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Old Dominion leasing acquired by Penske

Penske Truck Leasing announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Richmond, Va.-based Old Dominion Truck Leasing. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Two ELD webinars scheduled for July

FMCSA will host ELD webinars on July 6 and July 13. Participants can email questions ahead of time, or submit them during the question and answer sessions.

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Four generations of fathers, sons power Penn.-based R.W. Smith Trucking

With Father's Day coming up, a question: Is/was your father involved in trucking, too? And: A guest profile of and "salute to a company "that’s been led for 85 years by successive generations of fathers and sons," Penn.-based R.W. Smith Trucking. 

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Diesel prices dip to lowest point of 2017

The U.S.’ average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.524, the lowest diesel has been since early December. Prices have remained flat throughout 2017, not rising above $2.60 per gallon or falling below $2.53 per gallon until this week.

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‘Not adding up’: Following Supreme Court’s hit to ELD challenge, owner-operators reckon with next steps

In the wake of the Supreme Court's official denial of OOIDA's appeal for it to throw out the ELD rule, attention turned to the Trump administration and, more closely, Congress. A bevy of readers faced down the reality of further limited options for an ELD challenge.

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POLL: Have you ever been through an IFTA or IRP audit?

How commonly state auditors review IFTA and IRP records of owner-operators is not widely known -- what's been your experience with audits of your International Fuel Tax Agreement filing or International Registration Plan records?

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Truckers say rocks thrown from overpass damaged their rigs

The report says the trucks were hit on I-465 on the south side of the city around 1 a.m. Thursday, June 8. The rocks reportedly cracked, dented or shattered the windshields of the trucks.

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C.R. England regs waiver for pre-CDL drivers renewed

The exemption allows commercial learner’s permit holders that have passed the CDL skills test but not yet received their CDL to drive a C.R. England truck while a CDL holder is in the truck, but not necessarily in the front seat, effectively allowing a team operation.

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