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North Dakota contemplating 80-mph speed limit

How fast is fast enough? Revisiting the question in light of a potential boost in speed limits to 80 mph in North Dakota, and more on Trump's two-for-one out/in regulatory order ...

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Weekly spot freight update: Reefer, van volumes still strong compared to 2016

The normal seasonal slow-down has been leading to lower demand and lower rates, but van volumes continue to look solid compared to 2016 in the spot market. And: How to maximize Cleveland-to-Chicago via Fort Wayne.

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Trucking industry employment falls for first time in 6 months

Trucking industry employment totaled 1.4625 million, up from last January’s 1.4554 million.

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NTSB blames fatal car-truck crash on tired motorist

NTSB’s report states that a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, occupied by an 18-year-old driver and three passengers ranging in age from 17 to 19, lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median on U.S. Highway 77 and collided with a 2009 Freightliner.

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DriverTech’s ELD-dashcam combo unit

DriverTech announced the launch of the DT4000 Rev 7, an onboard communications device platform that comes with Electronic Logging Device capabilities and a front-facing dash camera to capture critical event video, among other features.

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Court ruling allows thousands of owner-operators to join suit against C.R. England

C.R. England plans to appeal a federal judge’s class certification of a case alleging fraud. Plaintiffs argue the carrier misinformed them about a truck lease and independent contractor program.

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Kenworth updates predictive cruise on T680

Kenworth announced Friday it has updated the Predictive Cruise Control functionality available for the Kenworth T680 and T880, coming in conjunction with the new 2017 Paccar MX-11 and MX-13 engines and Cummins X15 engines. The updates offer fuel economy boosts, the company says.

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Three drivers named Pilot Flying J ‘Road Warriors’

The winner of the contest, Jacqueline Rocha of Acworth, Ga., will receive $10,000. The second place winner, Kevin Mailand of Lawrence, Kan., will receive $5,000, while the third place winner in the contest, Charles Johnson of Dubuque, Iowa, will receive $2,500.

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FMCSA shuts down trucker following two alcohol-related arrests in four-day period

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration effectively shut down Eric Ronald Scott after he was arrested twice in a four-day period for alcohol-related incidents.

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DOT report on fatal 2016 Tesla crash with tractor-trailer blames limitations of Autopilot mode

NHTSA concluded the car’s operator, who died in the collision, was leaning too heavily on the car’s driver assist systems, which failed to brake when a tractor-trailer crossed the road in front of the car.

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