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ELD-Day: On the ground with enforcement in Kentucky as truckers, officers adjust to new logs reality

Reporting live from the scales on the ELD mandate's enforcement deadline, Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills notes Kentucky personnel are checking e-logs, albeit loosely for some. Overdrive readers on Facebook mostly reported the day was business as usual...

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Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hike goes into effect Jan. 7

The increase will see the most common toll for a Class 8 truck increase from $23.60 to $25.01 for E-ZPass and from $33.10 to $35.08 for cash.

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Trucker wins $4M in lottery

Mark Clark, 47, from South Rockwood southwest of Detroit, made a fuel delivery to the 127 Party Store in Hudson, Michigan Friday, Dec. 15, and as usual bought a scratch-off ticket. It was a winner, landing him $4 million.

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Electric truck maker Thor targets short-haul segment with battery-powered rig

With contemporaries like Tesla and Nikola Motor Company targeting the long-haul segment, Sordoni says Thor is content with developing a tractor for regional purposes.

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Army veteran trucker wins new Kenworth T680

Gregg Softy, a Stevens Transport driver and retired 28-year U.S. Army veteran, won the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes 2017 Transition Trucking Driving for Excellence award.

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Penske opens new Laredo, Texas, facility

The new site sits on 10 acres with nearby access to Interstate 35 and Loop 20. It boasts a 15,000 square-foot maintenance shop with seven service bays and a wash bay.

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Coretex tablet-based ELD unit priced at $200

The company has announced a price drop for the unit, which now starts at $200 in initial costs for the tablet and $42 for monthly subscription fees.

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FMCSA proposes altering personal conveyance guidelines as ELD mandate arrives

The key change to the personal conveyance guidance is the removal of the requirement that trucks be unladen to be used for personal conveyance. FMCSA says the change is mostly meant to allow straight truck drivers the opportunity to use their truck, even if it is laden with work- or load-related materials or tools, for personal use.

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Trucker injured after being shot at in apparent road rage incident

The 57-year-old trucker from San Antonio told police he was driving his truck westbound on I-30 and was changing lanes due to an accident ahead when he heard a pop and “felt like he had been punched in the side of the neck,” according to police. He was injured by the driver's side window shattering.

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ELD compliance extension for ag/livestock haulers formally issued by FMCSA

FMCSA has officially issued a waiver giving drivers who haul livestock and ag loads until March 18 to switch from paper logs to ELDs. It's also soon accepting comments on changes to hours of service exemptions offered to ag haulers.

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