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Gorilla Safety’s ELD, potential for usage-based insurance

The Gorilla Safety ELD entered the market for such products last month, and is one of the current three such devices listed on FMCSA's ELD registry.

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Mack makes 13-speed AMT standard on Granite models

The Mack mDrive HD will be available in direct and overdrive configurations, and allows buyers to select a faster gear ratio to decrease rpms at highway speed.

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Parts of I-20/59 in Alabama shut down due to crash involving two trucks

The crash occurred just after 9 a.m. local time at the 82 milemarker, according to a report from Birmingham news station Fox6. One person was injured in the crash.

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Startup company targeting owner-operators with electric Class 8 truck

The Nikola One's operational cost per mile is expected to be somewhere between 20-30 cents per mile, roughly half of most diesel-powered semis, but its purchase price is expected to range from $350,000 to $415,000, depending on options.

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2016 out-of-service criteria changes in effect

New out-of-service criteria having to do with lighting power supply, objects lodged between dual tires, the steering mechanism and more are part of CVSA 2016 OOS criteria.

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Tennessee-based driver shut down after police find drugs, beer in cab after crash

Jason L. Flynn made an illegal turn in north Georgia on March 17, which caused a crash with a passenger vehicle. The vehicle became wedged underneath Flynn’s trailer, hospitalizing the driver.

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Fuel prices increase for fifth straight week

For the fifth week in a row, diesel prices are on the upswing, increasing a half-cent during the week ending May 9, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Shannon Blom

Now hauling reefer freight, Blom's experience includes driving school buses and moving expedited freight and large equipment.

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Trucker files motion asking Supreme Court to take up ELD lawsuit

Following a legal motion made last month by a Swift company driver, the Supreme Court is scheduled to make a decision this week on whether it may hear OOIDA's lawsuit against the DOT's ELD mandate.

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ELDs on the market today

This most recent update to Overdrive's August 2015-published comparison chart offers quick looks at more than 20 electronic logging device providers on or entering the market.

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