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Kansas enacts primary seatbelt law

The new law makes Kansas eligible to receive $11 million in federal incentive funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Kansas enacts seatbelt law

The new law makes Kansas eligible to receive $11 million in federal incentive funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Agency adjusts duty policy

A record of duty status may be satisfied through providing an original handwritten record and subsequent scanned image of the original.

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Fleet hosts fuel-savings contest

Averitt Express drivers may compete for twenty $500 gas cards and a Ford F-150 four-wheel drive in a company challenge on fuel-efficient practices, the Cookeville, Tenn.-based carrier says. All of the fleet's drivers may enter. Truckers will work on teams whose goals are to save more fuel in six months than was saved in the same period last year. All who meet or exceed the goal will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win the ...

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States to develop Illiana road

Illiana Expressway would link I-55 south of Joliet, Ill., to I-65 near Lowell, Ind., and skirt the congested Chicago area.

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West Virginia begins anti-idling rules

State’s anti-idling rule will require operators of diesel-powered vehicles to idle no more than 15 minutes an hour.

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Truck stops join rebate program

More than 400 truck stops joined a fuel card rebate network in May, the transaction management company Multi Service announced. Now nearly 1,000 truck stops among the 3,200 using the Multi Service Fuel Card participate in the rebates. The Overland Park, Kan.-based company started the rebate program in 2008 to provide fleets with rebates of up to 10 cents on fuel gallons purchased within the rebate network of truck stops. For details, go to www.multiservice.com.

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June 18: Partners in Business

It's tough to run a successful owner-operator business. Overdrive's Partners in Business seminar at the Great West Truck Show, sponsored by Freightliner Trucks and Schneider National, provides training to make it work.

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I-10 river bridge to close

The I-10 Mississippi River Bridge in Louisiana will be closed to traffic from 1-8 a.m. on June 13.

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Freight index up 0.3% in April

Freight TSI index has risen 4.9 percent over the last 11 months, after declining 15.3 percent in the previous 10 months.

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