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Owner-operator shut down after fatal crash, multiple safety violations

Violations include non-compliance with driver qualification, hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance, operating authority and insurance requirements.

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Recall issued for 2.5 million Kidde fire extinguishers sold in trucks

According to the CPSC recall notice, nearly 38 million Kidde fire extinguishers are included in the recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates 2.5 million of those were sold with trucks and RVs.

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‘Maybe OOIDA was on to something’ with ‘Run Compliant’ campaign: Wes Memphis stares down another good income year on e-logs

Wes Memphis returns with cautiously optimistic thinking about ELDs: "Maybe, if we constrict the amount of miles that are collectively available, rates will soar and we will see a new golden age of trucking." Or not.

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Love’s finalizes acquisition of Speedco

With the 52 new locations, the number of Love's-operated tire service and lube facilities grows to more than 320. Speedco facilities will continue to offer their current selection of products and services, including diesel oil changes, federal inspections and battery work.

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POLL: Have you begun running with an ELD/AOBRD for e-logs?

With the ELD mandate's Dec. 18 enforcement deadline quickly approaching, some surveys have estimated as few as 25 percent of small fleets and owner-operators are ready for the deadline. What's the status of your operation relative to e-logs, whether exempt from the mandate or not?

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Maverick announces per-mile pay increase for certain OTR drivers

The company is also currently offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus for drivers with at least a year of verifiable experience.

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Pilot Flying J opening new Kansas City location

The new Pilot Travel Center, located off of Missouri Highway 210 near I-435, will feature six diesel lanes with high-speed pumps, public laundry, Western Union and more.

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Driver shut down by FMCSA after fatal crash, investigation

Earnest Paul Biddwell was driving on Tennessee State Route 305 on Aug. 3 when his trailer separated from his truck, crossed the center line and struck another truck, causing it to veer off the highway into a ditch and up an embankment before it overturned.

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N.Y. attack highlights danger of weaponized trucks, attacker once a truck driver

Notes on Tuesday's Manhattan terrorist attack: The suspect is a Class A CDL holder and once employed as a truck operator. The attack also underscores the dangers of the potential for trucks to be used as weapons to carry out terrorism.

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Rates surged again in October, flatbed and van hit three-year highs

With conditions ripe for rate hikes of late, truckload rates in all three major segments in October continued their upward momentum, according to monthly spot market rates data from Truckstop.com.

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