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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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California DMV eyes altering regs to allow testing of completely driverless vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Wednesday released a revised version of proposed regulations that establishes a path for testing and public use of driverless– that is, completely unmanned — vehicles.

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Specially wrapped Kenworth T680 to haul Capitol Christmas tree from Montana to D.C.

Billings, Montana-based Whitewood Transport will haul this year's U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on a more than 2,000 mile trek from the he Kootenai National Forest to Washington D.C.

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California suspends hours regs for certain truckers over wildfires

Brown’s emergency declaration, which covers Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma and Yuba counties, triggers hours-of-service waivers for truckers who provide aid in recovery efforts, including debris removal and bringing supplies to the area.

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Trump to press for tax reform with backdrop of truckers

Though Trump’s plan has been criticized as overly beneficial to high-income earners, potentially at the expense of lower- and middle-class earners, one White House official told Yahoo! News Wednesday that “truckers will be the No. 1 beneficiaries of President Trump’s tax plan.”

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FMCSA to hold two hours-of-service Q&A webinars this month

The sessions are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to noon Eastern time, and Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 3-4 p.m. Eastern. Pre-registration is required.

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Fleets’ private eyes, platform No. 1: Seeing Machines’ Guardian system

From Overdrive's special exploration of camera-based fatigue monitoring systems: A look at Seeing Machines' Guardian, which tracks the driver’s eyes and head position, as well as road views.

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Truckers driving rentals for eight days or fewer exempt from ELDs

Under the terms of the exemption, drivers will still be subject to the hours-of-service rules and must maintain paper logs for the current and prior seven days, if required. Drivers must also keep a copy of the rental agreement in the truck to show law enforcement.

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Love’s campaign raises $2.7M for children’s hospitals

The money was raised through in-store Miracle Balloon icon sales, 5k events, bowling tournaments, fishing tournaments, cookouts, and other avenues.

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Lawsuit claims DOT board failed to disclose public meeting about carrier fees

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition filed a federal suit Sept. 27, claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the UCR board failed to provide a formal seven-day public notice to alert trucking stakeholders and the public about the meeting and its time and location.

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