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    ELD Chalange

    ‘Not adding up’: Following Supreme Court’s hit to ELD challenge, owner-operators reckon with next steps

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's official denial of OOIDA's appeal for it to throw out the...
  2. Thread: ELD Mandate

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    ELD Mandate

    Exhausting court options, OOIDA turns to Congress on ELD mandate

    In a win for FMCSA, the Supreme Court has declined to take up OOIDA's challenge, leaving in place a lower court decision that...
  3. Thread: Trump rules

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    Trump rules

    Trump administration rescinds Obama-era memo interpreting owner-operators as employees

    The July 2015 memo issued by David Weil, head of the Labor Department’s wage and hour division under...
  4. Thread: Tesla Truck

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    Tesla Truck

    Tesla rendering teases electric big rig

    “It’s meant to alleviate the heavy-duty trucking loads,” says Tesla's Elon Musk. “This is something which people do not today think is possible. The think...
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    New Law in Arkansas

    Arkansas adopts human trafficking prevention course requirement for CDL holders

    Legislation was passed this month to require drivers wanting to obtain or renew a Class A CDL to take a course...
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    Trucker Shot

    Trucker shot, killed while driving on I-88 in Illinois

    According to a report from ABC-7, another vehicle traveling eastbound on the interstate fired a gun into the Volvo driven by Eduardo Munoz,...
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    Big Merge in a trucking industry!

    Swift, Knight enter merger agreement

    In 2016, Swift reported just over $4 billion in revenue, and Knight reported $1.1 billion in revenue. The merger is expected to close in the third quarter of...
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    CRST Court Rules

    Appeals court rules in favor of trucker who sued CRST over sexual harassment

    Trucker Robin Anderson said she was sexually harassed by her male co-driver and that CRST did nothing to address her...
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    Trucker Rescued

    Trucker who rescued fellow driver from flood named Highway Angel of the Year

    Daniel Sieczkarski of Rochester, N.Y., a driver for Melton Truck Lines out of Tulsa, Okla., has been named the 2016...
  10. Thread: Insurance

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    Insurance

    Progressive Insurance offering customers free ELDs

    Brett Stalnaker, product manager for Progressive, said the company will give its insurance customers a free ELD and pay the monthly service fee...
  11. Thread: Saving

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    Saving

    Owner-operators’ 2016: Miles up, income down

    2016 income data for owner-operators reveals dips in revenue and take-home pay, despite driving more miles. Here's what each segment averaged in 2016.
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    Northwest Storm

    States issue emergency declarations for Northeast winter storm, trucks banned on some highways

    Connecticut, Virginia and Pennsylvania have issued emergency declarations and regulatory waivers due...
  13. Thread: Toll Roads

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    Toll Roads

    The trillion dollar debate: Can private toll roads significantly help highway funding crisis?

    Trump’s plan for bolstering infrastructure funding with investments from the private sector could buoy...
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    Transportation news

    Dodging the middleman: On-demand freight matching progress report

    On-demand load-matching services are seeing some success circumventing traditional brokers, promising gains for owner-operators in...
  15. Thread: Trump

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    Trump

    Trump illustrates need for $1 trillion infrastructure package with advice from a ‘friend in trucking’

    In his first address to Congress, President Trump asked lawmakers for a $1 trillion...
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    Weapon inside

    A night in jail on account of an unloaded pistol in the truck

    Fred Afflerbach recalls the state of Massachusetts' treatment of carrying out-of-state firearms round about 1980 -- and more voices...
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    Winter Storms

    Winter storm prompts hours suspension for certain truckers in Oklahoma

    The emergency declaration was issued Thursday, Jan. 12, and is effective through Feb. 11. The declaration says direct...
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    GOP Reforms Driver Pay

    GOP dominance could derail efforts to reform driver pay

    Trucking industry lobbyists hope to leverage fresh Republican control in Washington, D.C., to pass the so-called Denham Amendment, which...
  19. Thread: Weather

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    Weather

    Winter weather jams up major highways in southeast

    A swath of winter weather across the Southeast ranging from north Texas through Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas...
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    Deadliest Crush

    Another trucker shut down following fatal crash

    Immediately after the crash, urine and blood samples were collected. The blood sample collected from Johnson tested positive for marijuana and PCP....
  21. Thread: Tickets

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    Tickets

    Fighting tickets

    There is more than one way to skin the cat when it comes to fighting tickets. While more than four in 10 Overdrive readers say they have seen success contesting a ticket without...
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    Busy Roads for Holidays

    AAA expecting record number of travelers during holiday season

    AAA says it expects 93.6 million people to be on the highways for the year-end holidays, a 1.5 percent increase over last year. The...
  23. Thread: News

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    News

    ELDs on the market today

    The one-year clock began ticking on Sunday for the 2017 compliance deadline for FMCSA's ELD mandate. Notwithstanding challenge efforts under way, here's the most recent...
  24. Thread: News

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    News

    Gliders losing altitude: Emissions regs crack down on pre-2010 engines, crimping a hot market

    Federal regulations taking effect Dec. 27 restrict the glider market by allowing much smaller sales...
  25. Thread: News

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    News

    ProMiles, Teletrac Navman partner to offer GPS tracking, automatic fuel tax reporting

    ProMiles brings its automated fuel tax reporting system to the partnership, which will combine with Teletrac...
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