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National inspection blitz puts nearly 4k trucks out of service, over half for brake violations

Nearly 2,400 trucks were placed out-of-service for brake violations and nearly 2,700 trucks were placed out-of-service for non-brake-related violation during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Brake Safety Week, held Sept. 11-17.

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Final tally: Trucking gave $160k to Trump campaign, $6.3M overall in political contributions

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) was the industry’s top recipient, scoring more than $169,000. President-elect Donald Trump was second, drawing $161,703. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton ranked third, receiving $114,256.

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Fleets recognize military veteran drivers

A number of trucking companies honored their military veteran drivers with events and even pay increases for Veterans Day last week.

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New York latest state to pass anti-indemnity law protecting truckers from freight damage

New York has become the 45th state to void indemnity clauses holding trucking companies responsible for damaged goods, regardless of fault.

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Thank a military veteran, drivers

And if you're a veteran yourself, here's a hearty thank-you for your service to the nation from us. Several truckers who've quietly dedicated part of their efforts this year to honoring veterans are detailed here.

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FMCSA: Repair Keith Huber Inc. cargo tanks or remove from service

FMCSA says the DOT 407 low-pressure bulk liquid cargo tanks and DOT 412 corrosive cargo tanks manufactured by the company have several defects that don’t comply with regulations. The tanks were manufactured before May 1, 2013, when the company went out of business.

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Baylor Trucking honors military veterans with pay increases

The company is giving its drivers who served in the Armed Forces an increase of $.01 per mile, a $1 per hour increase for local drivers and a 1 percent salary increase for office associates.

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POLL: Steer-only or steer/drive — your approach to spin balancing?

If you have your tires balanced, do you focus on steers only, drives too or another approach?

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Reefer gaining ground in select markets, dry van rates improving overall

Last week looked more like a June produce peak than the first week in November for reefers. The national average rate per mile was way up, and volumes surged 7 percent nationwide. More on hot reefer and dry van markets.

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Voters approve infrastructure funding initiatives in several states

New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Texas, Louisiana and Rhode Island voters approved measures in Tuesday's election to provide funding for infrastructure projects in their respective states.

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