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PrePass bypass service expanding into North Dakota

PrePass says weigh stations at Mooreton along I-29 and Williston along U.S. Highway 2 will be the first sites that truck will be getting bypass signals.

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Carrier claims Amazon fraudulently skimped on payments

Central Freight filed its lawsuit in a U.S. district court April 27. The carrier claims Amazon owes Central $2.4 million in past due payments and nearly $1 million for services Amazon withheld but was was contractually required to award to the carrier. Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.

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Report: Wrong-way driver intentionally hit tanker on I-75 in Ohio

A Dayton Police report on the accident indicates alcohol or drugs are suspected to have played a role in Brunsman’s actions. No drugs or alcohol use was suspected of Miller, and he was not tested, according to WHIO's report.

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As with most superlatives, ‘best’ is a relative term when it comes to truck stops

Readers responded in numbers to the "Best truck stop ever?" question in last week's Channel 19 post. Find here a bevy of recommendations for quality stops, great restaurants and more.

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Submit your rig to Mack’s 2018 calendar contest

Submit your rig to Mack's 2018 calendar contest

Mack Trucks is accepting submissions and holding a voting contest this month to determine the 12 trucks that will be featured in its 2018 calendar.

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Florida legislature eyeing December 2018 ELD deadline for intrastate carriers, California uncertain

Florida's move for its sizable intrastate market follows that of Texas, which adopted a December 2019 date for the ELD requirements for intrastate carriers. California Highway Patrol reps, meanwhile, note they're yet uncertain on an intrastate ELD mandate there.

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Roadcheck inspection blitz looms

CVSA's annual inspection blitz will focus on cargo securement.

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Tennessee, California set to raise fuel taxes

Tennessee's diesel tax will increase by 10 cents over the next three years, while California's diesel prices will jump 20 cents later this year.

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Iowa 80 Truckstop co-founder passes

Carolyn and her husband Bill leased the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, from Standard Oil in 1965. In 1984, the Moons purchased the truck stop and built it into what they billed as the largest truck stop in the world.

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Truckers, enforcers warned by TSA about truck-ramming terrorist attacks

“Terrorist organizations overseas have advocated conducting vehicle ramming attacks...against crowds, buildings and other vehicles. It is likely that terrorist groups will continue to encourage aspiring attackers to employ unsophisticated attacks such as vehicle-ramming,” according to the report.

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