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Shifting truck ownership costs a major question facing truckers fighting ‘misclassification’ claims at ports

While the employment classification debate continues in Southern California ports, some truckers are mulling how changes in job status could affect responsibility of truck costs like insurance, truck payments, maintenance and more.

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Rates dip again in October: Charts on van, reefer, flatbed trends

This is the third straight month all three segments have seen a decline in their national averages. Rates have been trending down since hitting record highs last summer. Here are the latest numbers for reefer, dry van and flatbed rates.

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Eaton, Cummins show off updates to integrated powertrain, Cummins previews ’17 ISX15

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts last week had the chance to test drive the SmartAdvantage powertrain, a joint effort that combines transmission maker Eaton's UltraShiftPLUS automated-manual transmission and Cummins' ISX15 engine.

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Fuel prices increase slightly, rise to $2.50 nationally

The U.S.' average diesel price climbed back above the $2.50 mark this week, rising 1.7 cents, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Trucking rap sheet: CDL testing schemes, ‘hostage’ loads

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in three trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.

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The ‘poison pill’ that remains in the recently passed highway bill, by the numbers

Unless fixed or removed in the House-Senate highway bill conference committee, the House's carrier "hiring standard" would unduly disadvantage well more than 1.5 million drivers for 440,000 carriers in the competition to secure business.

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FMCSA’s entry-level driver training rule moves a step closer to publication

The rule likely will require at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training time, establish a registry of driver training providers and establish certified curricula for CDL applicants.

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Nighttime closure of two SB lanes of I-15 in Las Vegas

Nevada DOT will close two far right southbound lanes of I-15 between Charleston Boulevard and F Street in Las Vegas tonight, Monday, November 9, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

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Gear Rewind: Aero, add-ons and chrome

Since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few announcements for new products that we frequently relay to you at OverdriveOnline.com. This week, our “Gear Rewind” series takes a look back at some recently introduced aerodynamic, chrome and other related add-ons designed to help you keep your truck looking and working its best. Fleet Engineers’ AF-19 AeroFlap mudflap for wide-base tires is designed for ...

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ATRI to release report on CSA and crash accountability

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for carrier and driver input for an upcoming report on crash accountability.

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