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Trucking under Trump: Opportunities for hours reform, overhaul of FMCSA regulatory process

Trucking under Trump: Opportunities for hours reform, overhaul of FMCSA regulatory process

While the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate is likely shielded from interference from President-elect Donald Trump, Republican control in Washington gives the industry hope for a loosened and more accountable regulatory environment, industry groups said in recent weeks.

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Overhaul freight marketplace, SoftServe partner on BioLock

Overhaul freight marketplace, SoftServe partner on BioLock

At the intersection of so-called "Internet of Things" technology and cargo theft prevention, BioLock provides an electrocardiogram biosensor analysis system to proactively monitor the health of drivers and prevent vehicle theft.

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Trucker reportedly fired via text dumped load of corn on highway

According to the report, Darren C. Walp, 36, was hauling corn for B&T Livingston Trucking from Reynolds, Neb., to Hanover, Kan., when he received a text message telling him to "pack your stuff ASAP and you can leave." Walp then reportedly stopped his truck, opened the trailer's hopper doors and dumped the load of corn in the highway.

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KeepTruckin ELD expands functionality

KeepTruckin ELD expands functionality

Geofencing, idle time tracking, fleet and driver scorecards and engine diagnostics are among new functions available in the web-based dashboard for KeepTruckin ELD users.

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Love’s opens fifth Wisconsin location

Love's opens fifth Wisconsin location

The new store is located along I-39/90 at exit 115 and features 73 truck parking spaces.

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FMCSA to allow truckers to use V.A. docs for medical certification

FMCSA to allow truckers to use V.A. docs for medical certification

After completing FMCSA-administered training and testing, Veterans Affairs doctors would be listed in the National Registry. Military veteran truckers enrolled in the V.A. health care system would then be allowed to see approved V.A. docs to undergo their medical exam.

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Owner-operators have one more week to give DOT feedback on speed governor mandate

Owner-operators have one more week to give DOT feedback on speed governor mandate

Truckers have until 11:59 pm. on Dec. 7 to file formal feedback with the U.S. DOT on its proposal to require nearly all Class 8 trucks to use speed limiters. See the link here to file a comment.

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Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash enters program to avoid jail time, clear record

Kevin Roper, the truck operator involved in the high-profile 2014 New Jersey Turnpike crash that killed comedian James McNair and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, has agreed to a deal with the state of New Jersey to avoid jail time and have his record cleared of the vehicular homicide charges stemming from the crash.

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SmartDrive’s ‘Extended Recording’ feature enhanced; other upgrades, video mandate discussed

SmartDrive's 'Extended Recording' feature enhanced; other upgrades, video mandate discussed

In a press briefing with reporters, coming just two weeks after NTSB's first call for a mandate for video recorder use, SmartDrive reps noted any mandate would be long in coming but that a belief in the power of video in highway safety "is certainly our position."

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Trump selects Washington insider Elaine Chao to run DOT

Trump selects Washington insider Elaine Chao to run DOT

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Chao served as President George W. Bush's Secretary of Labor for the entirety of Bush's presidency. She's also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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