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FMCSA grants logbook exemption to short-haul carrier

A Pennsylvania-based trucking company’s drivers have been granted an exemption from keeping a daily record of duty status.

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New Mack tool allows drivers to see fuel efficiency in different specs

Drivers can select different Pinnacle options that affect fuel efficiency, including weight, speed, engine size and rating, transmission, axle ratios, tires, aerodynamic enhancements and more, then see the difference in fuel economy.

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National Truck Driving Championships kick off Wednesday

Drivers will compete in one of eight different classes for the chance to be named the 2016 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.

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Diesel’s summer slide continues as prices drop 3.2 cents in last week

The cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.184 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.241 per gallon.

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FMCSA medical board to make sleep apnea rule recommendations this month

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration later this month will take the next step toward a rulemaking governing the screening and treatment of truck drivers suspected of having moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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FreightWatch: Second quarter cargo theft incidents, values fall

FreightWatch found an average loss value of $154,184 in the 166 thefts, which is a 16 percent decrease in value from 2015’s second quarter.

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POLL: Should Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ system be pulled from its vehicles?

With NHTSA investigating crashes (one fatal and involving a truck) that occurred with automaker Tesla's beta 'Autopilot' function enabled, Tesla says it's on balance saving lives with the function, but Consumer Reports said otherwise: 'Too much autonomy too soon.' Weigh in yourself here.

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Trucker Talent Search finalist Jason Lee Wilson ‘trapped in the gears’

Jason Lee Wilson wrote his first song when he was 5 and picked up the guitar at 13, but didn’t perform an original composition for anyone until he was 18.

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Supporting the blue at Class 8 on the Lake with Scott Carlson

More than one common thread runs through trucking and law enforcement communities, says Scott Carlson: "It only takes a few people to make all of us look bad." Carlson showed his rig recently in support of the blue.

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Self-driving Tesla that hit truck, killed driver was speeding at time of crash, NTSB reports

The Tesla hit a tractor-trailer that was crossing the road in front of the car. The Tesla was in its autonomous Autopilot mode, and the car maker said the white trailer disappeared into the bright sky behind it, causing the system to not detect the large vehicle in front of it.

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