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POLL: Is/was your father involved in trucking?

To what extent is trucking passed down father-to-son over the generations? In the poll, in advance of Father's Day this weekend, we want to know whether your father is/was a trucker in any capacity, whether a driver/O-O, fleet owner or something else?

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International making air disc brakes standard on LT series trucks

International Trucks Senior Vice President of Global Product Development Denny Mooney says the disc brakes help the company with its increased uptime initiative while also providing a higher degree of safety for the driver.

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AP: UPS shooter was disgruntled driver

The Associated Press is reporting the gunman who killed three UPS employees and himself Wednesday in San Francisco was a driver who opened fire on co-workers during a meeting.

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Seven scholarships awarded by Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking (WIT) Foundation awarded seven scholarships so far this year. The scholarship recipients each received $1,000 for their educational training.

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Pilot Flying J offering dads free coffee for Father’s Day

Pilot Flying J will celebrate Father's Day this year by offering dads a free cup of any size of Pilot Coffee between Sunday, June 18 and Saturday, June 24.

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‘Game-set-match’ for ELD mandate, time for truckers to consider compliance options

Given this week’s news from the Supreme Court and the likely reluctance of Congress -- or the White House, whose DOT has shown no interest in bucking Congress’ orders -- to touch the issue, owner-operators would be wise to transition from hoping for a reversal to considering compliance options.

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Man charged after allegedly stealing truck, leading police on chase in Texas

A report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says the chase began Friday afternoon, June 9, when Olivas, driving a stolen tractor pulling a flatbed trailer, fled police. The chase ended in Arlington after Olivas struck another vehicle and crashed into a retaining wall.

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Spot market activity continues up for vans, reefers, amid Roadcheck effect on demand indicators

With Roadcheck cutting some truck posts, the van load-to-truck ratio hit its highest mark in three years, and van rates on the top 100 lanes rose to some of the highest prices seen in two years. Overall, posting activity was up overall as well.

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Old Dominion leasing acquired by Penske

Penske Truck Leasing announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Richmond, Va.-based Old Dominion Truck Leasing. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Two ELD webinars scheduled for July

FMCSA will host ELD webinars on July 6 and July 13. Participants can email questions ahead of time, or submit them during the question and answer sessions.

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