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Who’s OOIDA given to so far this election season?

Data pulled for the period between Jan. 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016, shows no contributions to presidential candidates. It does show broad support for candidates with a record of backing policies also supported by OOIDA.

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Rates report mixed for March as flatbed, van see small gains, reefer dips

Following big drops in February, per-mile rate averages paid to carriers saw little in the way of a rebound in March, with van and flatbed posting small gains and reefer rates declining further from February’s dip.

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New medical exam forms required beginning April 20

Medical examiners performing physical exams on truck drivers will be required to use the revised versions of the Medical Examination Report Form and the Medical Examiner's Certificate Form beginning April 20.

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ATRI launches online sleep apnea survey for drivers

The survey will ask drivers about their perspectives, personal experiences and knowledge of sleep apnea. It also solicits information on sleep apnea assessments and treatments that drivers may have received, as well as the perceived effectiveness of the treatments.

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Tony Justice, Aaron Tippin ‘Brothers of the Highway’ music video

Watch the music video for Tony Justice's new "Brothers of the Highway" album title track, a vocal collaboration with country legend Aaron Tippin. The video is produced by Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie.

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Reefer, van ‘warming market’ maps for the week

Spring freight volumes are exactly hot in van and reefer, but warming. Usually this time of year, notes DAT's Ken Harper, rates will follow. Some local markets where owner-operators can bring confidence to negotiations detailed here.

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ABF Freight to charge customers compliance surcharge for loads in and out of California

This month, the Arkansas-based ABF Freight began the California Compliance Surcharge to offset the state’s higher operating costs and stricter regulations.

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International HX-series heavy-haul model launched

At this week's Truck World Show In Missassauga, Ontario, International Truck unveiled the HX520 to serve the heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane markets.

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NorCal Kenworth earns Dealer of the Year honors

NorCal Kenworth recently received the 2016 Truck Dealer of the Year award from the American Truck Dealers at the 53rd annual ATD Convention & Expo in Las Vegas.

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Freightliner recalling almost 9,000 Cascadias

The recall notice says affected units may have insufficient contact between the electrical connector on the compressor and electrical pins and the overheated connection, which can increase risk of a fire.

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