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FMCSA administrator nominee Scott Darling to begin Senate confirmation process next week

Nearly six months after being nominated by President Barack Obama to head the DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on a permanent basis, T.F. Scott Darling will face his first confirmation hearing next week, according to a press release from the Senate’s commerce committee.

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Company launching Class 7, Class 8 propane-powered cabovers

Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Alkane Truck Company said Wednesday it plans to build a liquid propane autogas (LPG) powered Class 8 cabover for long-haul trucking.

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Love’s opens first new store of year in Texhoma, Okla.

Love's Travel Stops opened its first new location of 2016 in Texhoma, Okla., along U.S. Highway 54.

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Nevada DOT hosts workshop on automated vehicle public policy

The Nevada DOT hosted an automated vehicle public policy workshop in Las Vegas on Jan. 5 to standardize as many regulations as possible across the country on insurance and operational issues.

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76% of truckers say they’ll avoid Rhode Island if state enacts trucks-only toll plan

A recent survey of truck operators who travel Rhode Island’s highways shows that 76 percent of them will take different routes and bypass the state if necessary to avoid tolls that the governor’s proposing for commercial trucks.

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Altered CSA Safety Measurement System back in the public eye

The FMCSA has returned an altered CSA SMS to public view, showing no percentile or other evaluative scoring in the BASIC categories of measurement.

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REAL ID enforcement begins, truckers from these five states will need extra ID for secure entrances

As of Jan. 10, truckers from five states not compliant with the REAL ID Act will have to produce additional identification to enter secure areas.

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Soft-target terrorism: Readers favor enforcement of existing gun laws

In wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, 56 percent of readers urged no change in gun laws. Meanwhile, efforts around "Mike's Law" for a national commercial carry permit continue.

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Uniroyal rolling out budget-friendly truck tires

Uniroyal announced Wednesday the nationwide roll out of its line of budget-friendly commercial truck tires to the U.S. market.

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Trucking rap sheet: DOT fugitive captured, CDL scheme updates and more

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in six trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each.

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