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Florida to raise weight limit

Law will allow the state to issue special permits for vehicles up to 88,000 pounds on specific non-Interstate routes.

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Florida to lift weight limit

Law will allow the state to issue special permits for vehicles up to 88,000 pounds on specific non-Interstate routes.

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Freightliner Slice of Life test drive program continues

Freightliner Trucks launched the second year of its program for test driving Cascadias powered by Detroit Diesel DD15 engines with BlueTec emissions SCR technology, the truck maker announced. The launch for the Slice of Life program continuation, in which owner-operators test drive new Cascadia tractors and blog about their experiences, was at the Penske Racing Headquarters in Mooresville, N.C. At the launch, test drivers Henry Albert, Kurt Grote, Dick McCorkle and the program’s newest participant, Gina Angsten, received 2010 Cascadia trucks. The ...

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Rather reports on trucking

Newsman devotes program to trucking June 8 in “Haul or High Water,” riding through five states with a long-haul trucker.

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Hourly driver pay remains rare

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill recommended researching hourly pay’s effect on trucker safety at a recent Senate hearing.

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Twitter-enabled load service starts

Carriers registered with Con-way Multimodal can leverage freight loads through Twitter, Con-way Multimodal announced June 8. Load information is updated every 15 minutes, the third-party carrier service said. Con-way Multimodal arranges services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments. For details, go to www.twitter.com/ConwayTweetLoad.

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Grote starts lighting tour

A tour displaying LED light products for heavy-duty trucks began June 1, Grote Industries announced. The Madison, Ind.-based light maker made its first stop on the Trilliant Technology Tour at a Cincinnati facility and plans visits at several truck stops in more than 80 cities, said Grote spokesman Rick Ashley. The tour is scheduled to head west in the northern United States and Canada this summer and finish in the South by mid-December. The tour’s progress can ...

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Georgia to ban texting while driving

The new Georgia primary law, which is effective July 1, prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving.

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Georgia to ban texting

The new Georgia primary law, which is effective July 1, prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving.

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OOIDA to challenge onboard recorder rule

They are contesting rule that carriers with a 10 percent or greater non-compliance with hours regulations will face mandated use of EOBRs.

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