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Washington state DOT seeking driver input on parking survey

A similar study in 2008 by the WSDOT found problems with a shortage of truck parking similar to those today. The 2008 report stated truck parking across the state was a problem “that will only get worse over time.”

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I-75 in Tenn. fully open after slide; delays on I-40 in Roane County

Two I-75 lanes NB/SB were finally reported open last week, April 13, following the rock slide in Campbell County, TN; I-40 reduced to one lane in both directions between MM 350 and 352 through late May.

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Wired, watched and weeded out: How constant monitoring by fleets, regulators will shape tomorrow’s driving force

In this special series, built on months of reporting by Overdrive editors, an in-depth exploration on the acceleration of driver monitoring systems, biometric health readings, the availability of massive data sets on truckers and how it all gives way to constant monitoring by fleets -- and regulators -- of truckers, their habits and their fitness to operate.

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Staring down a head-on collision with Carroll Fulmer driver

Latest from Dashcam Central: When you see somebody coming at you out of the distance, it can take a moment to realize just what you're seeing. In this case a pair of headlights emerging and, it becomes increasingly clear, attached to a four-wheeler who is in your very lane.

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Teamsters, safety groups to Congress: Don’t touch hours of service

Two key trucking items likely to see action in the appropriations process include a fix to the hours of service legislative screw-up from Congress’ 2016 DOT appropriations law and the revival of the so-called “federal authority” provisions floated in recent transportation-related bills.

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Truck-involved crash fatalities down, injuries up in 2014

A look at FMCSA's statistics from 2014 on fatal highway crashes involving large trucks.

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Prime wants $500,000 reimbursement from state of New York for truck taxes, fees

The taxes — a certificate of registration and a highway use tax decal — totaled about $19 per truck.

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Cargo tanks tested at two Alabama facilities must be reinspected, FMCSA says

Owners and operators of certain cargo tanks may need to get their tanks reinspected or retested, per a notice issued Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Mack announces $70M investment in truck assembly plant

Plant enhancements will include a 75,000 square-foot expansion to improve material handling and flow; new manufacturing IT systems; equipment and tooling; and a new building for conducting quality audits on completed vehicles.

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DOT further delays speed limiter, drug/alcohol clearinghouse rules

The projected publication dates of two looming trucking regulations have been delayed again, according to the Department of Transportation’s monthly regulatory update.

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