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Rules on CDL clearinghouse, speed limiters still set for summer publication

The DOT removed a projected publication date for Phase II of the greenhouse gas emissions and fuel efficiency standards in its latest regulatory report. A proposed rule to mandate speed limiters is still expected this summer.

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Fitzgerald Pride & Polish winners named, 6 more rigs head to championship

Here are the six winners from this weekend's Overdrive's Pride & Polish show held at Fitzgerald Glider Kits in Crossville, Tenn.

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FMCSA officially has new boss as Senate confirms Darling to head agency

The U.S. Senate on July 14 confirmed by voice vote T.F. Scott Darling as the new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Daring has run the agency on an interim basis since the August 2014 departure of Anne Ferro.

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Photos: Owner-operators out in force at Tenn. Pride & Polish

Four Best of Show winners from this event at Fitzgerald Glider Kits sales and service location will join those already qualified for the championships for the final stand in Dallas next month.

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Trucking’s Top Rookie contest finalists announced

The winner of the award will be announced during ceremonies at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas next month, and will receive $10,000 and a package of prizes.

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France attack actualizes FBI warnings of heavy trucks as terror weapons

The suspect in the late Thursday terror attack in Nice, France, weaponized a straight truck in the Bastille Day attacks, but the attacker was not a truck driver by trade, according to reports.

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Lawmaker again looking to protect gliders from upcoming emissions regs

Passage of the amendment in the House, which also has the support of independent retailers of glider kits, is the first step to inclusion in a final appropriations bill for 2017.

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Report: Small carriers being hammered by bad rates, slow freight

Shippers are “pounding on rates,” the report says, referring to the present pricing situation as “rate carnage.” Small carriers like owner-operators are having a hard time keeping up, the report says.

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FMCSA proposes raising CSA crash threshold to three crashes before score is calculated

Under the agency’s proposed change carriers would need to record three crashes in the rolling 24-month period before crashes would enter into their CSA scores.

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Bestpass launches new web service

Bestpass has launched a new version of its web portal that consolidates tolling information and analytics into one location online.

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