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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Liberty Fry

With dry van or tanker holding explosives in tow, Fry and her husband, Steve, take their Kenworth everywhere from New Hampshire to Mexico.

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FMCSA declines to file response to motion asking Supreme Court to hear ELD lawsuit

The latest on the renegade effort (of sorts) by trucker William Trescott to intervene in the OOIDA-brought lawsuit seeking to strike down the DOT's electronic logging device mandate. Trescott this month asked the Supreme Court to take up the matter.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Amanda Christina

This tough trucker has overcome cancer and a debilitating back injury.

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Caught on camera: Attempted insurance fraud?

The extreme-brake-check entries are growing in Overdrive’s Dashcam Central repository for reader-submitted and other videos of on-highway events, this one in a center lane on the George Washington Bridge into New York City.

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Trucking organizations form partnership to help truckers find available parking

The groups will announce their plans for sharing parking availability with truck drivers during a May 18 press conference.

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Publication date for CDL clearinghouse rule pushed back again

The projected publication date for the looming Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse was pushed back 13 days from August 16 to August 29.

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Off-road Western Star with ‘transformer’ capability, new extreme-duty spec

The Western Star 6900XD Multi-Body Transformer (MBT)-40 – dubbed transformer for its ability to quickly switch out one fully functional in-cab-controlled body application for another – is the first such offering from Western Star and a new concept for off-road equipment markets.

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Owner-operator spending on fuel, insurance, truck payments and more wanted for annual report

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from owner-operators and carriers for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report. The brief online questionnaire asks about basic cost information of for-hire carriers such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and lease or purchase premiums.

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Make certain drivers aren’t ‘guilty until proven innocent’: Report from FMCSA’s first sleep-apnea listening session

"We need to make sure that the people behind the wheel understand they are not guilty until proven innocent." --Dr. Alan Lankford at FMCSA first apnea listening session. Session 2 is next week in Chicago.

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Next phase of unified carrier registration process starts Sept. 30

URS will be the sole source of registration data for FMCSA staff and motor carriers, as well as for state licensing and roadside safety enforcement personnel.

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