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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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Blockchain: Chance to speak to a shared language

Blockchain systems could form a backbone for a lot of what happens in the supply chain, says Chris Burruss, president of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance. He believes standardizing systems now will grease the skids for companies being able to benefit from future technology.

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Todd Spencer to head OOIDA until April vote for president

OOIDA's board will hold a vote in April to choose the association's next president and CEO, OOIDA has said in a statement. Association Executive Vice President Todd Spencer has assumed the role of acting president and CEO in the meantime.

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KeepTruckin ELD in Pilot Flying J stores

The KeepTruckin e-log app and ELD system, well-known among drivers, is now being stocked for purchase in Pilot Flying J stores.

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Three drivers named finalists in Owner-Operator of the Year contest

2015 Driver of the Year Contest Logo - TCA & Randall-Reilly

Owner-operators Bryan Smith, Kevin Kocmich and Phillip Keith are up for a $25,000 cash prize after being named finalists for the Owner-Operator of the Year award Wednesday. The winner will be announced March 27 at the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention.

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