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N.C. driver plans to become owner-operator after winning lottery

North Carolina truck driver David Harris won $10 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket and plans to buy his own truck to become an owner-operator.

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Trucker Paul Marhoefer: Live from Muscle Shoals Music studio

Video, pictures and more from trucker/singer-songwriter Paul Marhoefer's "Old Black Epiphone" sessions this week at the Muscle Shoals Music studio of Donnie Gullett in Tuscumbia, Ala.

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Lost time, money focal point for drivers during second FMCSA sleep apnea listening session

Costs, both time and money, were big topics of conversation during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety and Federal Railroad administrations’ “fact-finding” listening session on sleep apnea/operator safety Tuesday, May 17.

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Honing your edge as an independent trucker

To rise above the crowd as an independent requires finding your niche and properly quoting rates, said Kenny Long, who runs the Patriot Star small fleet.

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POLL: Ever leased a truck?

Though the routes to equipment procurement for most readers has traditionally been cash, financing or lease-purchase, the rising cost of new equipment and questions about reliability lead many to believe more interest in full-service leasing could emerge. What's been your experience with leasing?

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Used truck prices continue decline, sales inch forward

Sleeper tractors between 3 and 5 years old lost an average of 2.5 percent of their retail value from February to March according to data released Monday by American Truck Dealers.

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House bill restores 2011 hours of service rules, kills Safety Fitness Determination rulemaking

The measure does not tie the changes to the 34-hour restart study currently being conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a departure from trucking-specific provisions cleared by Congress in recent years.

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Petition started to ask FMCSA to mandate states to provide truck parking

Truck drivers have started an online petition at Change.org asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to require states to create parking for tired truckers.

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Freight-matching platform for minority-owned biz

The new Minority Carrier Exchange allows shippers with diversity requirements to exchange freight information with certified minority-owned trucking companies.

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Fuel prices up another 2.6 cents this week

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $2.297, a 2.6-cent jump from last week’s prices.

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