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Is your aftermarket parts distributor worthy of the Distributor of the Year?

Roughly three weeks remain for all commercial fleets and vehicle owners to nominate their best industry partners for the Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award. TPS is a sister publication of Overdrive.

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FMCSA on ELDs: Longtime ‘government supervision’ of trucking justifies privacy intrusion

Relative to ELDs potential to infringe on truckers’ privacy, FMCSA argues that’s simply part of being a truck driver. Trucking has a “‘long tradition of close government supervision,’” the agency says, citing a 1987 court decision. Truckers should have a lower expectation of privacy while on the job because of it, FMCSA’s lawyers argue in their court brief.

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Roadcheck rates effect in evidence on spot market, with attendant volume surge

Rates got "a shot in the arm" last week as Roadcheck slowed trucking down, affecting capacity overall through the week. Close looks at dry van, reefer demand geographically here, as freight volume continued to pick up overall.

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Indiana starts virtual weigh station pilot program along I-94

Truck drivers traveling along I-94 in northwest Indiana will be part of a pilot program in the state testing weigh-in-motion sensors that are embedded in the pavement.

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‘Learn by video’ with Doonan trailers

Doonan Specialized Trailer launched a new ‘Learn By Video’ training series, designed to help both its network of dealers and its owner-operator customers.

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Last call: Voting in Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search ends tonight

Voting closes 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. Visit TruckerTalentSearch.com to view the videos and cast your vote.

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DOT chief: CSA scores likely to remain hidden for two years pending required changes

“Based on our preliminary assessment, it’s going to take a while to do the revised analysis,” Foxx said, referring to the changes in the CSA score methodology called for by Congress in the 2015 FAST Act. “We expect it to take a year or two, probably more like two, before that information (CSA SMS rankings) will be posted back up.”

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Dave, Amanda present ‘Runaway train’

Caught on dashcam: Boxcars on a slow downhill run, engine in pursuit: "They tell drivers to expect the unexpected... Even off the road, it seems ..."

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Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

Diesel prices climb again in most recent week

Prices rose in all regions during the week ending June 13, with the most significant increase coming in California, where prices jumped 4.5 cents.

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Four-state coalition forms to increase freight efficiency on I-10

Transportation officials from Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas signed an agreement June 2 to establish the I-10 Corridor Coalition to make it easier to move freight through these states.

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