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House bill would protect glider kits from upcoming emissions regulations

The U.S. House this week added an amendment to a government funding bill that would keep glider kits exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently unveiled Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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Emissions system: Newer trucks’ potential handicap

Almost four in 10 owner-operators buying used trucks report emissions problems for 2010 and newer equipment, three in 10 for 2007-’09, as their biggest maintenance issue, underlining the importance of maintenance records in evaluating a purchase.

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Next recession could hit as early as late 2016, say analysts

FTR Associates' "state of freight" seminar/Q&A reflected readers' recent suggestions that owner-operators ought to start the belt-tightening now to prepare for a cyclical economic downturn -- starting as early as late 2016.

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Showers, free truck parking available at Great American Trucking Show

This year at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Aug. 27-29, drivers who bring their trucks will be able to park for free and will also have access to a shower trailer.

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Arkansas driver becomes owner-operator through International’s used truck giveaway

International Truck announced Thursday that James Wright is the winner of the Diamond Renewed Used Truck Giveaway promoted during the Mid-America Trucking Show in March.

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Pilot Flying J announces launch of 2015 Road Warrior program

The program is a contest that honors professional drivers who demonstrate hard work, generosity and bravery.

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10,000 vets have earned CDLs through FMCSA’s military waiver program

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program, the agency recently announced.

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Congress considering pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to haul interstate

U.S. Sen. Deb Fisher has introduced legislation that would allow a pilot program for CDL holders younger than 21 to do interstate hauling and delivery.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Buyers’ market: The truck-purchasing landscape for owner-operators

With the credit market loosened and late-model used truck prices looking better, it’s a good time to trade, but watch out for problems with emissions systems -- results from Overdrive's 2015 Truck Purchase and Lease Survey.

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Dispatcher pleads guilty to defrauding brokers

A dispatcher pleaded guilty June 24 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud after an investigation by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General.

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