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COVID-19 cases linked to I-70 rest area

If you stopped at one particular rest area on Interstate 70 over the long Fourth of July Weekend, you may have been exposed to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Shawnee County Health Department says it has identified some COVID-19 cases linked…

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FMCSA extends hours of service waiver for some loads

Due to the ongoing national COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the hours of service waiver for drivers hauling certain loads through Aug. 14. The exemption pertains only to carriers providing direct assistance in support…

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New Garmin GPS adds features truckers need

The driving life has never been more complicated. Events of the past several months have meant that while most professional drivers have been recognized as “essential”, they have also made it harder to get from Point “A” to Point “B”…

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Drive for a great fleet? Nominate them in TCA contest

Nominations are open in the search to find the best trucking companies in North America to work for. The Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge are asking professional drivers and independent contractors to nominate their companies as Best Fleets to Drive…

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Police focus on speeding continues through Saturday

An effort by law enforcement personnel throughout North America to look for drivers who are engaging in unsafe driving behaviors is under way on the highways of the U.S. and Canada now through Saturday, July 18. During this week-long traffic…

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Love’s increases Truck Care & Speedco services

Love’s Travel Stops has opened seven new Love’s Truck Care and Speedco locations around the country. The locations are open 24/7 and offer tire, lube, and light mechanical services for professional drivers and fleets. The newly opened locations include: Laredo,…

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Ohio trucker charged in crash that killed 4 kids

A 31-year-old trucker from Ohio faces multiple charges after an accident Thursday afternoon, July 9, on Interstate 70 in Indiana claimed the lives of four children and sent a man to the hospital with serious injuries. Corey Withrow, 31, from…

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You helped move 11.84 billion tons of freight

The U.S. trucking industry generated $791.7 billion in revenue in 2019, moving 11.84 billion tons of freight, according to the latest edition of ATA American Trucking Trends 2020, the American Trucking Associations’ annual compilation of industry data. Among the findings…

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