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Video: The happiest owner-operator in trucking today?

The title might well apply to Landstar-leased owner-operator Dickie Penrod of Fayetteville, N.C. He walked away from Landstar's All-Stars event the winner of a new 2017 Western Star 5700 XE, the second truck Landstar has given one of its BCOs ("business capacity owners") this year, an annual tradition.

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Heartland Express buys Interstate Distributor for $113M

Heartland Express (No. 36, CCJ Top 250) announced Thursday it has acquired 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Tacoma, Washington-based Interstate Distributor Co. (No. 74, CCJ Top 250) from Saltchuk Resources in a reported $113 million deal.

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4 State Trucks taking donations this month for St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

The aftermarket truck parts store will give both online and in-store customers the option to add a donation to their order, which 4 State Trucks will match dollar for dollar.

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FMCSA embarks on national ELD education tour

FMCSA announced Monday it will embark on a six-stop tour across the country meant to help carriers and drivers comply with the federal electronic logging device mandate. Drivers must be using ELDs by Dec. 18.

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Short-haul carriers petition FMCSA for exemption from ELD mandate

Electronic Logging Device - ELD Example

An association representing drivers who contract to haul equipment for pipeline construction projects and a water service hauling fleet are seeking exemptions from the ELD mandate for some of their drivers who exceed the hours limits on the short-term logging exemption.

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Court sides with DOT in cross-border trucking case, allowing Mexican carriers to continue U.S. operation

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Teamsters Union challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s cross-border trucking program. FMCSA in January 2015 opened the U.S. operating authority application process to all Mexican carriers, prompting the Teamsters’ court challenge.

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Photo contest for truckers to award TA-Petro gift cards, One20 tablet

The contest, being hosted by Healthy Team, asks truckers to submit a photo that shows the trucking lifestyle in a positive light. The photos can be of the driver’s truck, a view of the road or anything related to trucking.

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Spot market rates spiked in June

Van and flatbed rates soared to multi-year highs. Reefer rates rose to their strongest point in a year.

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Trucking employment slipped again in June

June’s trucking jobs dip comes amid an otherwise solid month for employment for the U.S. economy, which added 222,000 jobs in the month. The country’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent.

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Pre-holiday, end-of-quarter demand boost extends into this week for flats, vans, reefers

Friday last week marked the end of the second quarter, likewise the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend, a combination that boosted demand indicators, which average rates followed up.

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