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Bestpass adds toll management services, discounts to central Florida expressways

The new partnership with the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) adds more than 100 miles to the Bestpass toll management network. CFX manages seven named expressways, 64 interchanges and 301 bridges in a four-county area around Orlando.

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Obamacare open enrollment: Nov. 1-Dec. 15 for HealthCare.gov insurance exchange

A series of state-run health insurance exchanges, however, have announced extended periods, most through either January 15 or 31 with some differences.

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Trucker charged for threatening to kill Trump

According to court documents, James Anthony Jackson repeatedly called and told Secret Service agents in Chicago and Detroit that he was going to kill the president.

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Fuso unveils all-electric Class 8 tractor

A division of Daimler Trucks, Fuso unveiled its Vision ONE Class 8 concept truck at the Tokyo Motor Show, featuring a Gross Vehicle Weight of 51,150 pounds and a range of up to 220 miles on a single charge when fitted with 300 kilowatt hour batteries. Vision ONE’s 11 ton payload is just two tons fewer than its diesel counterpart.

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‘Amateur hour’: ATA prez takes a seeming swipe at anti-ELD mandate protests

And reader Glenn Gilbert offers an "Isaiah and the ELD" biblical take on it all, of a fashion ... Meanwhile, Lucas Oil's founder joins the Sikhs PAC leader in expressing official concern over the mandate, amid a slow drip of ELD delay cosponsors.

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Carriers rank driver shortage as chief concern, ahead of ELD mandate and hours regs

ATRI produces a Top 10 list of the trucking industry’s chief concerns each year, based on a survey of industry stakeholders. The availability of qualified drivers edged out the ELD mandate and hours of service regulations as the industry's chief issue. More than half of respondents were fleet personnel.

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Section of I-15 South in Vegas to close overnight Wednesday; rest areas in R.I., AZ set for temporary closures

A section of I-15 South in Las Vegas will be closed overnight Wednesday for construction work. The Sacaton, Ariz., rest area will close for approximately 6 months in both directions for renovations, and a truck rest area on I-95 South in Rhode Island will close for approximately a year.

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Innovative pricing as ELD provider competition heats up

A few deals for qualifying drivers -- from BigRoad, KeepTruckin, Magellan -- sure to multiply among other providers with the raft of ELD providers out there. If you're shopping, don't be afraid to ask ...

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Dealer’s half-century in trucks

This month, La Crosse Truck Center in La Crosse, Wis., marks its 50-year anniversary in the truck business.

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EPA plans to nix Obama-era emissions standards for glider kit trucks

The EPA has formally proposed to repeal the Obama-era emissions regulations placed on glider kit tractors, which have yet to take effect but are scheduled to begin being phased in next year.

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