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Nebraska troopers take to trucks to spot scofflaw motorists

Troopers will ride in cabs of commercial trucks watching for things such as texting and driving, following too closely, speeding and aggressive driving.

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Connecticut guv calls for closure of seven rest areas

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy in his biennial budget proposal cuts funding for the state's seven traditional rest areas to save the state $1.1 million over a two-year period. The proposal, if passed by the state's legislature, calls for the closure of the seven locations by July 1, 2017.

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POLL: Have you tested the e-log waters with a smartphone/tablet-based app?

What's been your experience, or lack thereof, with the myriad of smartphone/tablet-based computer-assisted logs available today to use without a connection to the truck's engine? Have you tested the water of e-logs with any?

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Mack, Volvo announce over-the-air system updates for new models

Mack, Volvo, Stoughton Trailers and more are some of the latest equipment and technology companies to make announcements at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual conference, which is ongoing in Nashville through Thursday.

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Trucker arrested for bomb threat directed at Trump

Ausarmaat Rahotep, 37, of Central Falls, R.I., reportedly called the Columbia County Combined Communication Center and told the 911 operator he was “headed to Donald Trump with bombs.” A later inspection of the truck and trailer found no explosives.

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Trump illustrates need for $1 trillion infrastructure package with advice from a ‘friend in trucking’

In his first address to Congress, President Trump asked lawmakers for a $1 trillion infrastructure investment. Earlier this week, Trump said he consulted with a friend in trucking, who told him U.S. highways cause his trucks to be "just beat to hell."

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Navistar closes deal with VW, accepts $256M for 16% stake in company

In the near term, the new partnership will focus on developing common power train systems that are set to be delivered to North American customers by 2019, according to the companies' original announcement in September.

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Spot freight volume: 100 percent higher than this time last year

The stat in the headline doesn't tell the whole story, however, as rates are basically flat from where they've been the past few weeks. Some bright spots, however, in flatbed.

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Behind-the-wheel training: ‘Arbitrary’ nature of hours minimum doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be one

From Alaska-based driver and trainer Dan Tucker: "Thirty hours of behind-the-wheel training, even for the most intuitive student, is marginal if for no other reason than they can't possibly encounter and learn from enough varied situations to be adept at handling the next one."

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Driver wins Harley for receiving company award

Arthur Clubb, out of Missoula, Mont., earned the recognition after driving 156,365 miles and delivering 121 loads in 2016.

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