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In-vehicle technology can be as distracting as cellphones, study finds

Cellphones have been the scapegoat for distracted driving over the past decade, but a new study suggests another electronic that could be a major problem: in-vehicle technology. Research conducted by […]

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Open Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act 2018 begins Nov. 1

Despite multiple attempts in Congress to alter or overturn the Affordable Care Act, the law remains in place. Insurance industry experts say the individual mandate, and the tax penalties that […]

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OOIDA scholarship tops $300,000 mark for money awarded

Each year, the OOIDA Mary Johnston Scholarship Fund awards one renewable $2,000 scholarship and four renewable $1,000 scholarships for the children, grandchildren and legal dependents of members of the Owner-Operator […]

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FHWA grant will reduce waiting times at Port of Virginia

Truckers hauling loads out of the Port of Virginia may experience reduced waiting times in the not-too-distant future. The Federal Highway Administration has awarded the Virginia Port Authority a $1.5 […]

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Truck stops show huge support for trucking customers

TA/Petro, Sapp Bros. and Coffee Cup Fuel Stop locations participated in the 2017 Band Together for St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund. This year’s late summer campaign raised well over a quarter of […]

Fuel prices, News

Return to lower diesel prices, lowest in more than a month

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down 1.4 cents to $2.776 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Oct. 9. This marks the first decrease after […]

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First exemption from ELD mandate granted

On Wednesday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will officially grant the first exemption to the upcoming electronic logging mandate to the Truck Rental and Leasing Association. In March, the […]

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FMCSA deliberates UCR filing fee reduction

While it is now time for trucking businesses to pay annual UCR fees, probable fee reductions are afoot. That’s why OOIDA says it would be smart to wait or you […]

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Retired truck driver among fatalities in Las Vegas shooting

A retired truck driver was among the 58 people killed after a gunman opened fire at a country music festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, in Las Vegas. Nearly 500 others […]

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Trucker Buddy names new executive director

For the first time in almost a decade, Trucker Buddy International has a new executive director. Randy Schwartzenburg recently retired after nine years in the position, and former Randall-Reilly employee Alan Welborn […]