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Work Truck Show: Detroit unveils vocational-duty engine, Mack expanding telematics

The NTEA Work Truck Show is ongoing this week, and several medium- and vocational-duty equipment announcements have been made so far. Detroit unveiled a new vocational-duty engine, Allison Transmission announced an update to its FuelSense fuel economy optimization platform and more.

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Philip Keith, Owner-Operator of the Year finalist, has done it all in trucking

The native of Long Beach, Miss., has been driving trucks for 33 years, amassing more than 4 million accident-free miles. He’s leased to WEL Companies out of De Pere, Wisconsin, and hauls mostly food products in reefers.

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New York lifts winter storm travel bans

New York has lifted all travel bans that were a result of Winter Storm Stella, which included a truck ban on interstates 81, 84, 86, 88 and the New York State Thruway.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Christine Treviranus

Overdrive's Most Beautiful finalist Christine Treviranus of Hawthorne, Wisconsin, wanted to be a truck driver for as long as she could remember. “My dad was a truck driver, and ever since I can remember I said I wanted to be a truck driver … but then I met my husband and we had five kids.” She and her truck driver husband decided it wasn’t feasible for her to go out on the road while their children ...

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‘Because We Can’ to feed hungry truckers at MATS

"Because We Can" will attend the show for the fifth year this year to serve breakfast and dinner to drivers at the show. The food will be provided for donations only, and no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

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Guy Pippin’s run-in with a distracted four-wheeler on I-49 in La.

Accident in the side-view mirror: Bulldog Hiway Express driver Pippin was northbound, approaching the scene of another accident that had occurred on the southbound side of the road, when a “brown Toyota pickup was barreling up through there and locked up the brakes and hit the trailer.”

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Flurry of Northeast loads boosted van demand indicators ahead of storm

On the top 100 van lanes, however, rates rose on most, but the overall trend was neutral. Spot market volumes remain strong, though, and if the winter storm leads to tighter capacity, rates should rise to follow. More reefer, van hot (and not-so-hot) markets in this week's report.

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Trucking rap sheet: NJ trucking co. owner arrested for $300k in unpaid tolls

A New Jersey trucking company owner was arrested for having more than $300,000 in unpaid tolls and fees, and a New Hampshire man was ordered to pay a fine related to an illegal hazmat transport case.

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Tax-time resources from ATBS

With the April 15 annual federal tax filing deadline just around the corner, the owner-operator tax specialists with ATBS have embarked on a new series as of the end of February, pledging to dig into a new tax-related topic every Tuesday until tax day.

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Arizona DOT plans overnight, weekend closures of I-10, I-17 near Phoenix

Sections of I-10 westbound in the Phoenix area will be closed or restricted during overnight hours Tuesday, March 14 through Thursday, March 16, and sections of I-17 will begin weekend closures this weekend for a resurfacing project.

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