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Trucker gets nearly $200k from carrier in refusal to drive firing

A truck operator for tank hauling carrier Neier, Inc. has been awarded nearly $200,000 in back pay, punitive and compensatory damages and attorney’s fees after Neier fired him for refusing to accept a load the trucker said would have put him in violation of federal hours of service limits.

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POLL: How are prolonged hours at the wheel affecting your health?

Work that requires prolonged periods of sitting down -- besides being one thing truckers and Overdrive editors have in common -- has been in the news lately as a significant health negative. How do you feel it's affected you? Tell us in this poll.

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Spot market van rates showing strength — relatively speaking, that is

DAT Load Boards' network showed July van rates above June's, atypical this time of years. It's one of a couple "good signs that we're watching to see if they hold up," says DAT's Ken Harper. Flatbed picture remains volatile, though the Southeast is showing strength.

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Seven trucks torched in Brooklyn in potential arson event

One witness told New York's CBS2 she saw a man get out of a box truck and bust out the passenger side window of a tractor trailer before seeing an explosion.

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FMCSA warns truckers about use of e-cigarettes, vaporizers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a safety advisory for truck drivers who use battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes.

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Love’s opens new locations in Florida, Arkansas

Love's Travel Stops has opened new locations in Blytheville, Ark., and Hawthorne, Fla.

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CVSA sets dates for this year’s Safe Driver Week enforcement spree

Law enforcement agencies across North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and education aimed at unsafe driving by both commercial motor vehicle drivers and car drivers for a week in October.

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Trucker Talent Search finalist Keith Snyder grew up playing music with family

Snyder plays at truck stop chapel services across the country on Sundays.

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Truckstop.com Theater to provide array of offerings at GATS

The theater will be home to plenty of live sessions and entertainment throughout GATS, and it’s located in the heart of the show floor.

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Kenworth T880 Super Dump workhorse in asphalt operation

Tucci & Sons' asphalt delivery operation is employing two new Kenworth T880 Super Dumps, which employ three 8,000-pound steerable lift axles and an 8,000-pound steerable “flying tag” axle for a 25-ton hauling capacity permitted under an alternative federal bridge formula used by the state of Washington.

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