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‘It’s time somebody starts looking out for the little guy’ — more voices from the ELD protests

On Overdrive Radio: As ripples continue to emanate from a renewed sense of camaraderie among many of the ELD-mandate-protest participants in D.C. and around the country, a run through a variety of conversations during protest days 1 and 2 a week and more back, and more from the mailbag.

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Board that sets carrier registration fees set to meet later this month

The Board is currently under scrutiny after a recently filed lawsuit claims the UCR Board met to decide fee changes without a public notice, as required by federal law.

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Shippers expect big rate increases as market swings in truckers’ favor

Shippers fear "double-digit," by percentage, rate increases loom as trucking capacity continues to tighten and spot market freight activity -- and rates -- continue to gain ground. Spot market rates have soared in recent months, and the contract market could be next, says an FTR analyst.

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Portion of I-95 in Rhode Island set to close this weekend

All northbound traffic will have to take exit 4 to Route 3 North. Trucks will get back onto I-95 using the exit 5/Route 102 interchange in West Greenwich.

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Operation Safe Driver Week enforcement blitz begins Sunday

The annual enforcement blitz is scheduled for the week of Oct. 15-21. Officers will be looking for speeding, distracted driving, texting and driving, seatbelt usage, following too closely, improper lane changes, failure to obey traffic safety devices and more. 

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Portions of I-10, I-19 in Arizona, I-15 in Vegas closed this weekend

I-10 West at 59th Avenue west of Phoenix will close between 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. I-15 North in North Las Vegas will close at the exit to the 215 Northern Beltway from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, through Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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Trucking rap sheet: Trucker leads police on chase, med examiner sentenced for fraud

A trucker led police on a two-state chase, an Atlanta doctor was sentenced for falsifying DOT medical exams, a South Georgia nurse pleaded guilty to falsifying medical exams and a Canadian fleet was ordered to pay $350,000 in back wages to temporary foreign workers.

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FMCSA shuts down trucking company tied to deadly smuggling operation

Pyle Transportation was placed out-of-service Monday by the FMCSA following a compliance review that found hours-of-service and driver fitness violations, FMCSA spokesperson Duane DeBruyne confirmed to Overdrive Thursday.

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After ATA-organized event, Trump is getting an #ELDorMe tweetstorm

The ELD or Me Facebook group is tweetstorming at the President following another appearance at an event organized in part by the ATA, with nary a mention of ELDs, hours of service and other top operator concerns. Also: A reminder from an operator to take special care with cigarette butts.

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Trump: ‘We want lower taxes, bigger paychecks for America’s truckers’

“No one knows America better than America’s truckers,” Trump told the crowd. He pressed for lower tax rates for individuals and businesses and a simpler filing system and spoke gushingly about trucking. "Nothing gets done in America without the hard-working men and women in the trucking industry," he said.

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