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Swift boss Jerry Moyes retiring

Swift Transportation’s Jerry Moyes, founder and CEO of the country’s largest truckload carrier, will retire at the end of 2016, the company announced this week. Moyes founded Swift with a single truck 50 years ago. Swift’s fleet now has more than 20,000 trucks.

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Nebraska dinging truckers with random inspection sprees

Through the fall, these blitzes will continue to target commercial vehicles with routes that usually do not go outside cities or by weigh stations. MAPS teams consist of 20-24 Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division officers and are largely funded by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Amid expansion, Drivewyze opens Dallas office

The Drivewyze company's PreClear weigh-station bypass service has opened a new office in Dallas and has hired Ken McCann as vice president of sales to lead an expanding sales team there.

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Despite changing emissions regs, ‘Gliders are here to stay,’ says Fitzgerald rep

“We’re confident we’ll be able to test our products and meet the new standards,” says Fitzgerald's Stu McLaughin of the looming Phase 2 emissions standards set by the EPA and the DOT. Fitzgerald has already started research work to set its benchmark to begin working toward compliance with the new regs, he says.

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Melton driver named Highway Angel for rescuing fellow trucker from floodwaters

Daniel Sieczkarski rescued another truck operator in April from rapidly rising floodwaters in Houston.

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The funding for safety groups, the salaries of their chiefs

Funding levels in some recent years for Parents Against Tired Truckers, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH), somewhat-related group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and others among the "safety advocacy" community -- trucking's loudest critics.

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MCSAC policy panel’s long shift toward safety advocates

How it happened: When the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee began meeting in 2007, it had four members with direct involvement in trucking. Today, there are three direct trucking members. Over the same period, representatives of safety-advocacy groups more than doubled from two to five.

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TCA opens nominations for annual Best Fleets to Drive For

Truckers themselves must nominate carriers for the contest, TCA says, and once a company accepts and agrees to participate, CarriersEdge will reach out for more details with an electronic survey and a telephone interview.

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TruckerLine drivers network opens for carrier recruiting

The TruckerLine portal for driver career management planned from the outset to offer a recruiting platform to carrier subscribers. After a long test, the Outset Partners developing company reports the service is now open to carriers.

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Military vets using GI Bill can now earn extra income at CRST

CRST has been approved by the Department of Labor and the Veteran’s Administration to participate in the Veteran Apprenticeship Program

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