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Ford Sticks With Hybrids as Other Automakers Rush to All-Electric Vehicles

DETROIT — While other automakers — notably crosstown rival General Motors and German giant Volkswagen — shift their focus to vehicles powered by electricity alone, Ford continues to develop and invest in hybrids, which combine gasoline engines with electric batteries.

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NTSB: Autopilot Was in Use Before Tesla Hit Semitrailer

DETROIT — A Tesla Model 3 involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida on March 1 was operating on the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined. The car drove beneath the trailer, killing the driver, in a crash that is strikingly similar to one that happened on the other side of Florida in 2016 that also involved use of Autopilot.

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US Lifts Steel, Aluminum Duties on Canada, Mexico

President Donald Trump said the U.S. will lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, boosting efforts to encourage lawmakers to ratify his new North American trade deal.

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Trucking Law: Returning to driving after a heart attack

The Trucking Law segment is a new monthly feature on Overdrive, in which we pose commonly asked questions from truckers and owner-operators to legal experts. In this installment, Dr. Alexander E. Underwood addresses how drivers can return to work after a heart attack and why a urine test is needed for a physical.

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Common Hurdles in Cargo Monitoring Logistics for Pharmaceutical Companies – and How to Clear Them

Now more than ever, ensuring the safety, quality, and timely delivery of pharmaceutical products to their final destination is a challenging and costly endeavor. With the tight regulation of supply chain systems, and the U.S. pharmaceutical market expected to grow to a value of $550 billion by 2020, pharmaceutical companies have little room for error when it comes to balancing careful cargo monitoring with reasonable cost output.

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Gas-Tax Hike Is in Play as Trump Weighs Infrastructure Politics

The Trump administration hasn’t ruled out increasing the gas tax to help finance a $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but the idea has little support among officials who are wary of a politically risky move heading into the 2020 election.

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Expect record traffic for Memorial Day weekend

Despite higher gas prices, a record number of Americans are expected to be on the highways with you for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27. AAA forecasts some 37.6 million Americans will hit the road, the most on record for the holiday and 3.5% more than last year.

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Alabama passes bill to let 18 to 20-year-olds drive intrastate

A bill to lower the minimum required age from 21 to 18 to obtain a commercial driver’s license for intrastate driving has passed the Alabama legislature and awaits Gov. Kay Ivey’s signature. The bill will go into effect Feb. 7, 2020 following Gov. Ivey’s approval.

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TEN TIPS FOR THE NEW TRUCKER'S WIFE

Any experienced trucker's wife will tell you that life with a man on the road is a challenge. It never fails, the only time the car breaks down, the washer quits or the kids get in trouble requiring an urgent parent/teacher conference is the day her husband leaves. It's the Murphy's Law of trucker's wives. But, hey, those of us who've done it for awhile are used to it and sometimes we even laugh about it. However, those occurrences can be devastating when you're new to the life of a trucker's wi

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4 Reasons Your Spouse Should Ride Shotgun on Trucking Jobs

Your job as a trucker lets you make enough money to pay the bills and feed your family. It gives you the freedom to work independently, while you travel across the US seeing all sorts of cities and seasons. At the same time, there are downsides, especially if you have a spouse back at home. You get lonely, you miss each other and you want to spend more time together. That’s the sacrifice that truckers and their spouses make each and every day. What if it didn’t have to be like that? What if you

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