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Fatal truck-involved crashes up 5.4 percent in 2016

Crashes involving large trucks were responsible for 4,317 fatalities in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2016 Fatal Motor Vehicle Crashes report.

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Why is CARB ignoring its own emissions data in push to ban traditional engines?

“It’s no secret that California has been going its own way on emissions. That’s not the point here. The point is that the internal combustion engine, by CARB’s own admission, is far superior to that of an electric powertrain in terms of its carbon intensity score."

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Steer axle recall expands to include nearly 19,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth, International trucks

The recall issued by Paccar includes approximately 17,737 model year 2016 Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks in most models, along with approximately 1,175 model year 2016 International tractors in most models.

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Truckstop.com offering online database of ‘vetted’ ELD providers

The list of vetted providers will grow, Truckstop.com says, but currently includes Glostone Trucking Solutions (seller of GeoTab), GPS Insight, HOS-Reporter, JJ Keller, KeepTruckin and Omnitracs.

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Group of D.C. demonstrators parks up near the White House

Twenty-nine bobtail trucks staged in the wee hours on Constitution Avenue between the Washington Monument and the White House today in an attempt to garner the attention of the President on the electronic logging device mandate.

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Rates and volumes way up in the spot market

Any owner-operators shutting down this week in protest of the electronic logging device mandate might have missed some of the best freight and rate conditions on the spot market that have been seen in the past several years. Updates for dry van, flatbed, based on last week's data.

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CVSA names new president for upcoming year

Kansas Highway Patrol Capt. Christopher Turner takes over as CVSA's president with Capt. Scott Carnegie of the Mississippi Highway Patrol serving as vice president.

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Threat of Tropical Storm Nate prompts HOS waivers in Alabama, Florida

As of Friday morning, the storm is forecast to reach hurricane status before it makes landfall along the Gulf Coast over the weekend.

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From the scene in D.C. and around the country as grassroots groups press against the ELD mandate

This week's Overdrive Radio podcast: Anti-ELD demonstrators in D.C. met with officials at FMCSA offices Thursday after spending Wednesday spread across the city in small groups. Tony Justice on tactics. A sampling of calls from around the country about events this week.

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Rhode Island renumbering exits on interstates, major highways

Rhode Island DOT will begin later this year renumbering highway exits on the state's interstates and major highways to have the exit numbers match milemarkers.

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