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OOIDA, safety groups rally against bill to allow under-21 interstate truckers

In a letter sent to the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the committee where the bill was filed, OOIDA and a long list of other groups, told lawmakers they strongly oppose the DRIVE Act's passage. The groups claim in the letter that younger drivers are much more likely to crash. The act's training requirements are also "woefully inadequate," they write. 

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Trucker speaks at White House tax reform event

Executives and employees, including truckers, from Werner Enterprises, Crete Carrier Corp and TCW Inc. were in attendance Thursday at the White House Rose Garden for President Trump's address about tax reform.

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FMCSA fielding comments on hours changes for ag haulers, personal conveyance guidance until mid-Feb.

FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposal to expand ag haulers' hours of service exemption, along with its proposal to slightly alter personal conveyance guidance.

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ATA ag group seeks cargo securement exemption for certain freight

AFTC in its exemption application states there are no commodity-specific tie-down rules for agricultural commodities transported in wood and plastic boxes and large fiberglass tubs, or for hay, straw and cotton bales that are grouped into large singular units.

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Tips on making friends in trucking

"Now that we've established we can all word-salad real good, let's move on to the issues of leadership and unity. People who want to unite do not belittle. Real leaders understand and have done the jobs they ask the people they are leading to do."

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‘Amateur hour’: ATA prez takes a seeming swipe at anti-ELD mandate protests

And reader Glenn Gilbert offers an "Isaiah and the ELD" biblical take on it all, of a fashion ... Meanwhile, Lucas Oil's founder joins the Sikhs PAC leader in expressing official concern over the mandate, amid a slow drip of ELD delay cosponsors.

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Trump: ‘We want lower taxes, bigger paychecks for America’s truckers’

“No one knows America better than America’s truckers,” Trump told the crowd. He pressed for lower tax rates for individuals and businesses and a simpler filing system and spoke gushingly about trucking. "Nothing gets done in America without the hard-working men and women in the trucking industry," he said.

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Bait and switch in mammoth proportions

"This here's a stick-up. Put all your money into magic clocks and making those magic clocks safe, or you can't earn money" ... in which an org pushing ELDs for safety purposes plans to offer up a service intended to help keep public safe from hacking threat.

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Deals available to truckers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Several truck stops, restaurants and other companies are offering deals and discounts to truck drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which will be held next week, Sept. 10-16.

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Truckers asked to name top concerns in trucking industry

ATRI gives survey respondents a list of 28 issues identified by the industry and asks for the respondent’s top three issues from the list. It also gives respondents the opportunity to include issues that are not included on the list.

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