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Trucker speaks at White House tax reform event

Executives and employees, including truckers, from Werner Enterprises, Crete Carrier Corp and TCW Inc. were in attendance Thursday at the White House Rose Garden for President Trump's address about tax reform.

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Truck leasing company TCI reserves 50 Tesla Semis

Co-President Andrew Flynn said some of the company’s leasing customers have already spoken for some of the units upon arrival. Remaining units would be placed in operation along routes that can support the trucks’ 300 to 500 mile range.

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Spot market: Rates rose in first week of quarter as ELD penalty phase began

In years past, there’s typically been something of a freight lull after the end of the first quarter, as that urgency to get freight pushed out the door before month’s end falls off. That wasn't the case for the week ending April 7. National average spot rates jumped up compared to the March averages.

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New purchase: Independent jump-starts transition with 2018 Pete

Albuquerque, New Mexico-based owner-operator Salvador Solis bought his 15-liter Cummins-powered 2018 Peterbilt 389 just this year, and speaks to the attraction of a new vehicle for the peace of mind that comes with factory-extended warranties on offer from truck makers and their dealer partners.

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Drivers taking advantage of PrePass partnership with NorPass

PrePass-enrolled trucks are now bypassing weigh stations at 44 additional locations in seven states: Alaska, Connecticut, Idaho, New York, Oregon, South Dakota and Washington.

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Truckers can win Amazon gift cards by submitting safety tips

The Teletrac Navman Truckers for Safety contest asks drivers to share their tips on how to improve highway safety, both for themselves and other drivers. Each week between now and May 7, the company will give away two $200 Amazon gift cards.

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Peterbilt dealer honored with annual award

Peterbilt named Allstate Peterbilt Group its 2017 Dealer of the Year. Allstate also received the TRP Dealer of the Year and Best in Class awards for four locations: South St. Paul, Minn.; Fargo, N.D.; Eau Claire, Wis.; and Alexandria, Minn.

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Tennessee hotshot carrier shut down for illegally hauling explosives

Police found that the truck was transporting numerous cases of Class 1 explosives, including ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixture; electric detonators; blasting caps and detonating cord. It is illegal to transport detonators on the same vehicle as explosives unless the detonators are packed in a U.S. DOT-specification container.

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Report: Truckers take to D.C. streets (one Tased and arrested) and engage FMCSA, Congress on hours change, more

Grassroots groups of owner-operators and drivers returned 30-40 power units to Constitution Ave. between the White House and Washington monument yesterday, April 9, to press concerns to the public, lawmakers and regulators over the ELD mandate and hours of service flexibility. In an otherwise productive day, according to participants, one owner-op tells a story of use of force gone wrong.

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Progressive sets up new independent with truck, authority and cash

Progressive Commercial's Keys to Progress program gave James Rogers a fully updated 2015 Freightliner Cascadia last weekend.

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