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Sisters of the highway: Trucker donating kidney to fellow Trucker

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“Six weeks ago, West Virginia-based oil-field hand Elizabeth Sweet, who pulls a crude tanker for Contractor Transport, was winding down her day with a quick scroll through Facebook. Chancing upon the Real Women in Trucking page, a story caught her eye about Hawaiian dump truck driver Cheryl Lynn Ibana-Bean, who was suffering from Lupus and would need a […]

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OOIDA launching new educational series for Owner-Ops at GATS

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“The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association will launch a new educational series at the Great American Trucking Show in August aimed at helping Owners Operators to be more successful.”- According to the article in overdriveonline.com “OOIDA’s Shift Into Success class will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class will be free to […]

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Truck driver will receive nearly $200,000 after being fired for refusing to drive in bad weather

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“A box truck driver will receive nearly $200,000 from a Kentucky-based trucking company who fired the driver after he refused to drive in bad weather.” – According to the article in overdriveonline.com “OSHA ordered the company to pay the driver $31,569 in back wages and interest, $100,000 in punitive damages, $50,000 in compensatory damages and reasonable attorney […]

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Senate bill would force DOT to resume speed limiter mandate, set 65 mph limit

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“A bill introduced late last week in the U.S. Senate would require the U.S. Department of Transportation to resume work on a rule to require heavy-duty trucks to be equipped with speed limiters and require a limited speed of 65 mph.” – According to the article in overdriveonline.com Read the full story HERE Source and credits: overdriveonline.com / Overdrive Staff

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Diesel fuel taxes increase July 1st in a dozen states, and Illinois is the highest

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“With the turn of the calendar to July, truck drivers will see increased diesel fuel prices in 12 states due to rising fuel taxes. Truckers in Illinois will notice the most sizeable increase in fuel prices, as the tax rate jumped by 24 cents on Monday. The new diesel tax in Illinois is 45.5 cents per gallon, up […]

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Texas school receives $1.1 million in state funding for its truck driving academy

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“The Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) recently received $1.1 million in state funding for its professional Truck Driving Academy, aiming to fill a need for qualified truck drivers in southeast Texas.” – According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author Noi Mahoney “Due to the high demand and high pay for truck drivers, Lamar Institute of Technology’s […]

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Trucking rates have fallen back to 2017 levels, but costs have not

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Chart of the Week: Average hourly wages – Transportation and Warehousing, Maintenance cost per mile, DAT Van Freight Rate Index – National (SONAR: EARN.TPWH, MAINT.VCF, DATVF.VNU ) “The longest freight market bull-run in over a decade is over as spot rates have fallen back to where they were two years ago. The problem presented to […]

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FMCSA head spurns national truck hiring standard

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“The head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), throwing cold water on any agency support to legislate a national hiring standard for motor carriers, said it is FMCSA’s goal to improve its safety scorecard known as “CSA” and let shippers, brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PL) make their own decisions on which truckers […]

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