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POLL: Are you in the market for a pre-2000 truck to avoid ELDs?

Whether the answer is yes or no or you already run a 1999 or older truck, weigh in here on your approach to the significant exemption for pre-2000 model year trucks under FMCSA's ELD mandate, whose compliance date remains more than a year off.

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OOIDA accuses FMCSA of sidestepping rule process with sleep apnea provision, files legal challenge

OOIDA filed its legal challenge Nov. 11, seeking to vacate the rule either in part or in whole. OOIDA says the final rule, which required procedural changes for medical examiners, included an appendix not found in the agency’s 2014 proposal that could subject some truckers to sleep apnea screening.

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Grow a mustache for men’s health

The folks behind the Scale Buster app, which crowd-sources reports of portable scale locations, announced its "Thanksgiving Trucker Movember," a social media campaign it hopes will "raise awareness and money for men’s health issues, through the Movember Foundation."

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Diesel falls nearly 3 cents across U.S.

Fuel prices across the U.S. dropped an average of 2.7 cents during the most recent week, according to the Department of Energy.

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Trump promises big on highway funding, could open door to more tolls and privatization

Trump said on the campaign trail he wants $1 trillion invested in U.S. infrastructure. Though he was mum on specifics, he did say he intends to incentivize private businesses to invest in infrastructure projects by offering them tax breaks. Such privatization of U.S. roads could lead to more tolls, says OOIDA's Todd Spencer. And: Readers react on regs promises.

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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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