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USPS trucker reportedly shot, killed on I-30 near downtown Dallas

According to the report, homicide detectives responded to a call about a shooting around 2:30 a.m. Monday. The driver of the truck, identified as Tony Mosby, reportedly died at the scene after being shot and crashing into a guardrail.

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Georgia eyes trucks-only lanes on I-75 near Atlanta

The proposed lanes would allow trucks and other commercial vehicles to travel in barrier-separated lanes from four-wheel traffic. The preliminary proposal has the lanes going northbound only from approximately the I-75/I-475 interchange near Macon to the McDonough area just south of Atlanta.

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Use DataQs to contest 395.8(a) violations written for not having an ELD prior to April 1

If you incurred a 395.8(a) prior to April 1 simply for not having an ELD record and you were keeping paper logs, challenge it through the FMCSA DataQs process to remove it from carrier records.

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Three drivers named Goodyear Highway Hero finalists for heroic on-highway acts

The three drivers – Brian Bucenell of Richmond, Va.; Ryan Moody of Tacoma, Wash.; and Frank Vieira of Ancaster, Ontario, Canada – have been named finalists for Goodyear’s annual Highway Hero award.

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Transmission issue prompts recall of nearly 2,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors

Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.

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Several states consider measures to block ELD mandate enforcement

The bills mostly cite concerns of small business truckers as the reasons to repeal the mandate or suspend its enforcement, as well as the potential for the mandate to drive up prices of goods for consumers. Legislators in South Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee and Idaho have introduced resolutions taking aim at the mandate.

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Not so calm before the ELD storm

Results of the ELD “soft enforcement” period have proved less than gentle for some owner-operators. There’s also evidence of other unresolved issues as the gate opens April 1 for issuing out-of-service orders.

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Magellan e-log operable on iOS devices

The BYOD (bring-your-own-device), $10-monthly variant of the longtime GPS provider Magellan's electronic logging device is now available for iOS-powered devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Cargo theft incidents dropped in 2017, but average value held, firm reports

Cargo theft recording firm SensiGuard is reporting a 15 percent decrease in cargo theft volume in 2017 when compared to 2016, along with a nearly negligible increase in average loss value year-over-year.

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Trump’s progress report: Favorable to mixed for readers

At the anniversary of Donald Trump's first year in office, we asked readers how they felt he was doing so far -- results were largely favorable, with some qualifiers around the ELD mandate and his governing style.

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