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Love’s to open 40 new locations in 2018

Love's Travel Stops is planning to open 40 new stores in 2018 after adding 36 locations in 2017.

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Washington state officials preparing for landslide potentially impacting I-82

The most likely scenario, Washington State DNR says, will result in the landslide not reaching I-82. Other scenarios that are less likely could result in the landslide reaching I-82 or completely blocking it, the department adds.

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Lawsuit by city of L.A. seeks back pay for port truckers allegedly misclassified as contractors

Driver misclassification claims have bubbled up across the country in recent years, but Southern California ports are a hotbed of such disputes. In the latest chapter, the city of L.A. has sued three Southern California trucking companies, seeking restitution payments for hundreds of drivers.

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Blockchain: Better tools to fight detention abuse, with added utility for driver, carrier credentials

Using geofencing and other location data, a blockchain system might document detention time with a high degree of accuracy. If the system is part of a “smart contract,” a driver would receive detention pay quickly. Drivers/carriers, meanwhile, might use private keys to take control of their business data.

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OOIDA boss, ‘crusader for rights of truckers’ Jim Johnston dies at 78

Johnston was "a resilient leader whose determination secured a position on the frontlines for truckers' rights," the group said in a statement. He served as OOIDA's president and CEO for nearly 44 years, since 1974. He was part of a group of truck drivers that founded OOIDA in 1973. 

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Celadon’s new driver center offers private rooms, bevy of leisure activities

The new facility in Indianapolis with 104 single occupancy rooms, dining options, a health clinic, business center, laundry facilities, private showers, a driver lounge and a fitness area.

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ATA ag group seeks cargo securement exemption for certain freight

AFTC in its exemption application states there are no commodity-specific tie-down rules for agricultural commodities transported in wood and plastic boxes and large fiberglass tubs, or for hay, straw and cotton bales that are grouped into large singular units.

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Two Daimler recalls affect nearly 28,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks

One recall is in response to the Kidde fire extinguisher recall first announced in November. The other is for certain trucks with brake caliper bolts that are not properly torqued. East Manufacturing also announced it is recalling approximately 88 dump trailers.

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Blockchain: Uncertain future for factors, brokers with less reliance on building relationships, more trust in verified data

Blockchains have been called “trustless,” which isn’t intended to be as negative as it sounds. Rather, the term refers to the trust created by the structure of information contained in a blockchain, which could virtually eliminate the necessity of the personal touch that traditionally has been required to build trust in business relationships

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POLL: Are you running with an ELD/AOBRD for logs or holding off?

With reports varying considerably from operators following the initial enforcement date of the ELD mandate in December, what's your status for e-log implementation, whether already set up with one, protesting the mandate by shutting down/leaving the business, remaining on paper logs with an exemption, or another scenario?

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