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Carriers’ ‘magic eraser’ role in compounding uncompensated-detention issue: Rico Muhammad on the e-log shift

As a trade-off for the ultimate hassle of mandated e-logs, in this Overdrive Radio podcast Muhammad's hopeful owner-operators can both individually and collectively use the change as a cudgel to their advantage when dealing with brokers, shippers, receivers ... anyone who would insist on wasting drivers' time.

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Trucking rap sheet: CDL schemes, drug testing fraud, fuel tax fraud, more

Investigations revealed a CDL testing scheme in California, drug testing schemes in California and Missouri and more.

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Love’s opens new hotel in Washington state

The new hotel offers 75 rooms, an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour guest laundry and an outdoor grill and covered patio. Truckers can take advantage of a 20 percent discount by showing their CDL.

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Highway Transport named Dow Chemical’s Carrier of the Year

Dow presents the award to a carrier that has at least a 98 percent on-time delivery record, great safety performance, best customer service to Dow, competitive pricing and more.

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FMCSA holding public discussion forum Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala.

Discussion topics include FMCSA priorities and goals; the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program; the electronic logging device mandate; commercial vehicle traffic enforcement; and FMCSA’s state grant programs.

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Midwest Pete group’s stand-out 2018 calendar available

Midwest Peterbilt Group's "Peterbilt Working Trucks of the Midwest" annual calendar this year adds to its shots of the dealer network's customers' working trucks some "truly vintage vehicles" from a shoot at the American Truck Historical Society (ATHS) convention.

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Intermodal fleet gets log-keeping exemption

Rail Delivery Services has been granted an exemption that allows its drivers who occasionally work more than 12 hours in a day to utilize the 100 air-mile radius logbook exemption.

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Tesla to unveil electric Class 8 tractor this week

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk on Sunday tweeted that the company’s electric semi will make its debut Thursday night.

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Western Star extends discount program for military veterans through 2018

The Western Star VetStar Military Appreciation Program, launched in 2017, offers U.S. military veterans up to a $2,000 match on a down payment on a new Western Star truck financed through DTF.

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Four fleets announce pay boosts for drivers

K&B Transportation, Bulldog Hiway Express, Hornady Transportation and W.N. Morehouse Truck Line each announced pay increases for drivers recently.

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