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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 less than a week out, some surveys have estimated as only half of truckers 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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Pilot Flying J opens new California location

The new truck stop features nine diesel lanes with high-speed pumps, 99 truck parking spots, 9 showers, Wendy's, Cinnabon and more.

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Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla Semis for beer-hauling fleet

The 40 semi-trucks, one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders, will be fully electric-powered and equipped with autonomous driving capabilities. Anheuser says the order is part of the company's goals to slash its carbon output in the coming decade.

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Daimler recalls more than 400,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks for brake light issue

Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.

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Kentucky-licensed trucker shut down following accident caused by drug overdose

According to FMCSA, Kinmon was driving west on I-74 in Ohio on Aug. 18 when his truck slowed down to a stop and began rolling backwards. The truck rolled into adjacent travel lanes, jackknifed and hit a guardrail before coming to a stop with the trailer blocking the westbound lanes.

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A reader on the ELD mandate: Enough is enough

"Having an ELD in our trucks is not going to make anyone safer. This mandate is only going to cause more problems than this industry and the general public need." --Phylisia P. Compton, G and L Expedited Transport Services

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Love’s opens new truck stops in Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee

Love's Travel Stops opened this week new locations in Pine Bluff, Ark., Eastview, Tenn., and Bridgeport, Texas.

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CarriersEdge launches new trip planning, delivery training course

The new training module, “Trip Planning, Parking and Deliveries,” uses a mixture of text, graphics and photos, real-life illustrations, quizzes and more to deliver the content to drivers.

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What your business’ outlook for 2018?

It's that time of year again -- when we all take stock of the past 12 months and look ahead to the next, still with, however, the ELD mandate looming this time around. Considering all of it, amid an improving rate environment, what's your sense of how 2018 will shape up. Better? Worse? The same? ...

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FMCSA orders shutdown of one-truck fleet, two drivers

A one-truck fleet and its driver based in Washington state and a California-licensed trucker have been effectively shut down by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in separate shut down orders.

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