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Autonomous Peterbilt, hydrogen-powered Kenworth on display at CES next week

The Kenworth T680 daycab is a prototype zero-emission truck part of Paccar's Zero Emission Cargo Transport Demonstration project. A Peterbilt 579 autonomous truck will also be on display at the Paccar Innovations booth at the show.

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DOT surveying truckers on personal vehicle commute times

FMCSA has announced intentions to survey drivers about the time they spend commuting in their personal vehicles, seeking to determine how often truckers’ commutes to their driving jobs exceed 2 and a half hours. The agency also says it intends to study the ramifications of “excessive commuting on safety and driver fatigue” after the survey’s completion.

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Trump to sign human trafficking bills that institute CDL ban, education for truckers

The two-bill package institutes a lifetime CDL ban for those convicted of human trafficking violations, as well as boosts funding for education and reporting efforts by FMCSA.

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Volvo Trucks releases 2018 calendar

The calendar, available for $15, features photos of the new VNR regional haul tractors, as well as the new VNL long-haul trucks.

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Driver shut down following two major crashes in two weeks

One crash in Nevada resulted in more than 51,000 gallons of hazardous materials being spilled on I-80, while another crash in Montana resulted in the deaths of 20 calves.

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Comments to EPA on repealing glider kit emissions regs due Friday night

Truckers looking to file formal comments on an EPA proposal to rollback Obama-era emissions regulations placed on glider kit vehicles have until late Friday night to do so. The EPA’s plan would rescind the glider-specific portions of the Phase 2 standards. The rest of the Phase 2 rule would remain in tact.

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East Coast states loosen hours rules, restrict truck access ahead of major winter storm

Governors in six states have issued hours of service waivers for fuel haulers and truckers carrying emergency supplies to affected areas. Some states have placed restrictions on truck travel due to heavy snow fall and extreme temperatures.

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Trash haulers, oil rig group and others ask FMCSA for ELD exemption

Trash hauling and recycling fleet American Disposal Services, oilfield service fleet Cudd Energy Services, the Agricultural Retailers Association and the Association of Energy Service Companies have each petitioned FMCSA for ELD exemptions for five years.

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Buckeye Invitational Truck Show set for June

Pre-registration is open for the Buckeye Invitational Truck Show, taking place June 8-9 in Springfield, Ohio, at the Clarke County Fairgrounds.

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Group launches letter-writing campaign to support retreading

Retread Instead, a group aimed at boosting awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of retreading tires has launched a “Dear Senator” letter campaign to educate and inform U.S. senators on the benefits of retreading.

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