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Overdrive accepting submissions for annual Trucker Talent Search singing contest

Back for a fifth year, Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search is looking for truckers who love to sing. Three finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Great American Trucking Show for a sing-off style competition to decide the contest's winner.

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Former Pilot Flying J president convicted of fraud charges over fuel rebate scam

Pilot Flying J has already resolved the criminal and civil cases against it stemming from the alleged fuel rebate scheme. Former President Mark Hazelwood has been convicted of fraud and conspiracy charges related to the alleged scheme.

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Let the 14-hour conversations … begin?

'Continue' rather than 'begin' is probably the best word to describe what's been at the forefront of hours-change debate for years now. Voices here following OOIDA's lodging of a petition to the FMCSA to add an up-to-three-hour off-duty pause to extend the clock.

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Rates up, volumes neutral to down year over year: The story so far in February for van, flatbed

With ELD proliferation constraining capacity in trucking and pushing up rates, there's evidence of some competition from rail/intermodal moderating volumes in van. Flatbed's generally volume-neutral compared to this time last year.

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Mack-backed ‘Born Ready’ album, tour upcoming for country singer Steve Moakler

Music artist Steve Moakler announced his new album and tour will be titled "Born Ready," named after a song he wrote in partnership with Mack Trucks. Moakler wrote the song "Born Ready" for the launch of the Mack Anthem in September and performed it live during the launch event. The 2018 Born Ready tour starts March 22 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and ends May 19 in Detroit, Michigan. The album will be available later this year. "We're super excited ...

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OOIDA asks FMCSA to institute pause button for 14-hour clock

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a petition with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking the agency to allow drivers to pause their 14-hour daily clock for up to three straight hours and to nix the 30-minute rest break required by current hours regs.

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Load One’s new app brings measure of self-dispatch to its expedited haulers

To combat the problem of extended layovers, very common in expediting, Load One has put tools in the hands of its drivers that allow them to be more proactive in positioning themselves for optimum dispatch.

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Uber, who’s invested big in autonomous truck tech, says driver jobs will shift, not disappear

While long haul driving jobs could succumb to the market pressures of self-driving rigs, the company concludes there will be a spike in the number of drivers needed for localized driving jobs. Uber researchers also project that the industry will move away from per-mile pay structures in favor of hourly pay.

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Electrical contractors seek ELD exemption

The group states the operation of commercial vehicles by the line workers that would be covered under the exemption “is so limited that the ELD requirement is triggered infrequently.”

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Mack honors dealers for exceptional service

Mack Trucks named Tri-State Truck Center of Memphis, Tennessee, its 2017 North American Dealer of the Year, among others honored regionally.

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