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MyLumper: New lumper fee payment service

MyLumper, a company calling itself the "first electronic payment platform that facilitates lumper fee payment instantly and securely," debuted its web- and smartphone-based platform.

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Autonomous trucks pave way for hours reform and more, but major roadblocks remain, says ATRI

“Truck driving as a career may become more attractive as Level 3 and Level 4 trucks are commercially available. Automation may relieve some of the stress and monotony of driving long hours and...could allow drivers to work on tasks such as logistics while the vehicle is moving,” ATRI says. “The ability to rest while driving in the Level 4 environment could enable drivers to be at home more often rather than parked at distant ...

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FreightWatch: Be wary of cargo theft during Thanksgiving week

Shipments of electronics and clothing and shoes are the most-targeted during the Thanksgiving period, the firm says.

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The 18 states that issue more violations per inspection than the national average

In any of these states, it's most likely that if you get inspected you'll walk away with a violation. All of them write more than 1.7 per every individual inspection, with Connecticut at the top of the list with more than 3.

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OOIDA to ask for new hearing on ELD challenge

If the 7th Circuit denies OOIDA’s request for a rehearing, the group will likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, OOIDA Executive VP Todd Spencer says.

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Kenworth launching Certified Pre-Owned program next year

The trucks must be certified by a Kenworth dealer technician after a full inspection, carry DOT certification and receive a full diesel particulate filter cleaning and an oil and filter change before being listed as certified pre-owned.

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Trucker who crashed truck while drunk, changing pants shut down by FMCSA

Allen R. Johnson Sr. told Vermont State Police after the Nov. 2 accident that he had set the cruise control on the truck to 63 miles per hour, then stood up to change his pants. A report from the state indicated Johnson’s blood alcohol content was .209, approximately five times the legal limit for truck drivers.

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Fuel discounts, compliance assistance, more available with new Comdata small fleet program

With the new program, smaller fleets can take advantage of pre-negotiated discounts on fuel, hotel stays and scale weighs, options for establishing credit, factoring services, short-term micro-load accounts for over-the-road purchases and more.

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View from South Africa: Riaan Wolmarans trucks across a river

Watch Wolmaran's rig walk on water, of a fashion: "The rig I use is based on the Australian road train principle, which means I can pull up to three trailers of equal length." Wolmaran's primary haul: "agricultural poles on-site to farms and co-ops."

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Xypper launches new app/web-based brokered freight tool

The company Xypper, Inc., has developed and launched a smartphone-app- and web-based system optimized for independent owner-operators to receive brokered load offers based on geographical location and availability.

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