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Telemedicine, walk-in truck stop clinics can keep drivers rolling when sick

When you’re ill far from home, finding a local doc often isn’t practical, and getting sicker doesn’t cut it. Now there are better remedies for remote care.

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DOT forming policy to ‘remove barriers’ of autonomous vehicle deployment

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Wednesday announced the U.S. DOT is seeking public input on policies to hasten the deployment of self-driving trucks, buses and passenger cars, including vehicles that require no human input to operate.

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Trucker Path acquisition by global company Renren to bring navigation, more to the trip-planning app

Meet Renren CEO Joseph Chen, who drove truck for a time as a young man and says the Trucker Path acquisition is intended to take the app and its affiliated services "to the next level," Chen says. "I think that the next 20 years will be most exciting for the trucking industry globally as we gradually get more technology into the industry."

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Rates shot up again in December in record-tight market

In addition to posting multi-year highs (again), rates in all three major truckload segments saw gains of about 40 cents a mile compared to December 2016.

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Eaton Cummins recalling more than 1,300 Endurant, Paccar transmissions

Affected transmissions may allow the engine to crank while the shifter is not in neutral.

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Podcast: Bird’s eye view of fleets’ initiatives on driver scoring systems

In this installment of Overdrive Radio, CCJ Tech Editor Aaron Huff provides a high-level overview of how fleets are using the influx of data from in-cab systems to monitor, coach and score drivers. Listen here...

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Military vet truckers will be able to use V.A. examiners for DOT physicals

Active-duty military members, reservists and veterans will soon be able to use Veterans Association medical examiners to obtain their DOT medical certifications. President Donald Trump signed into law this week a bill to allows non-physician examiners to perform exams of drivers.

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Transportation leads workplace fatalities in 2016

According to BLS figures, 786 truck drivers were killed on the job in 2016. That's 78 percent of the 1,012 motor vehicle operator fatalities reported for that year. 

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Tax reform means annual savings of $2,000 or more for owner-operators

A new deduction allowed for owner-operator businesses, as well as a few other reforms instituted by the tax overhaul, will mean annual savings of $2,000 or more for many owner-operators. Some could see annual savings as high as $7,000.

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Readers respond to the passing of OOIDA President Jim Johnston with condolences, memories

Some words of condolence and recollection came in response to both the news of the passing of -- in the words of one reader -- "a trucker's trucker," longtime OOIDA President and Cofounder Jim Johnston.

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