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Detention data collection phase, regulatory process under way

As required by the FAST Act, DOT will report "on the impact of loading and unloading delays" on the economy, transport efficiency, safety and driver pay/income. Efforts could hold import for hours, detention pay in future.

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Love’s opens new locations in Arizona, Virginia

Love's Travel Stops has opened new locations in Tolleson, Ariz., and Meadowview, Va.

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Kenworth relocates Montgomery, Ala. service facility

Truckworx Kenworth has relocated its Montgomery, Ala., facility to a new $6 million, 39,000 square-foot building with 21 service bays

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DOT looking to ban trucks from Kentucky highway due to frequency of truck crashes

FHWA says the predominant crash type seen on KY 151 involves trucks veering off the road where the road and shoulders are too narrow for trucks.

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Trucking rap sheet: Another CDL test scheme, driver forges med cert

Another CDL test distributor has been caught being bribed for answers; a trucker has been caught with a medical certification form he forged himself; and a Louisiana fleet owner has been sentenced for falsifying his application for authority.

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Volvo, Mack integrate Omnitracs into telematics systems

Omnitracs' software monitors drivers by capturing information like GPS location, road speed, and idle duration and cost, and provides an in-depth analysis of driver performance based on the data collected.

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Is your aftermarket parts distributor worthy of the Distributor of the Year?

Roughly three weeks remain for all commercial fleets and vehicle owners to nominate their best industry partners for the Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year award. TPS is a sister publication of Overdrive.

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FMCSA on ELDs: Longtime ‘government supervision’ of trucking justifies privacy intrusion

Relative to ELDs potential to infringe on truckers’ privacy, FMCSA argues that’s simply part of being a truck driver. Trucking has a “‘long tradition of close government supervision,’” the agency says, citing a 1987 court decision. Truckers should have a lower expectation of privacy while on the job because of it, FMCSA’s lawyers argue in their court brief.

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Roadcheck rates effect in evidence on spot market, with attendant volume surge

Rates got "a shot in the arm" last week as Roadcheck slowed trucking down, affecting capacity overall through the week. Close looks at dry van, reefer demand geographically here, as freight volume continued to pick up overall.

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Indiana starts virtual weigh station pilot program along I-94

Truck drivers traveling along I-94 in northwest Indiana will be part of a pilot program in the state testing weigh-in-motion sensors that are embedded in the pavement.

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