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Listed below are most popular news stories about trucking industry.

Arkansas trooper says it’s “very common” to stop truckers who can’t read road signs

A report from an Arkansas news station suggests that state police are frequently pulling over truck drivers who do not have enough understanding of the English language to read road signs. The report from KARK is entitled “Danger Ahead? Truckers Who Can’t Read AR Roadway Signs a Common Problem.”

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FMCSA: Hours violations have ‘dropped significantly’ under ELD mandate

Hours of service violations, as a percentage of total inspections, have been cut by about half since the electronic logging device mandate took effect in December, according to data released Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In the most recent two full months, since so-called hard enforcement of the ELD mandate began April 1, that percentage has dropped to 0.64 percent, according to FMCSA’s figures.

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Kansas truckers must complete human trafficking training to obtain or renew CDL

Starting next week, truck drivers in the state of Kansas who want to either obtain their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for the first or to renew their CDL will be required to complete human trafficking training first.

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Feds sue Werner Enterprises for refusing to hire deaf truck driver

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against Nebraska-headquartered Werner Enterprises, Inc. after the company refused to hire a truck driver because he is deaf despite that fact that he received an exemption from the FMCSA.

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Heat wave death of U.S. postal worker highlights the danger of extreme hot weather for drivers

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Trucker out of service after driving at least 38 of 45 hours before fatal crash

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a New Mexico truck driver to be an imminent hazard to public safety in the wake of a head-on crash that claimed the life of another truck driver and his passenger.

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Nebraska State Patrol issues hefty fine to trucking company involved in fatal accident

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Carrier Enforcement Division announced today that they have issued hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of penalties to a Lincoln-based trucking company involved in a fatal accident that killed one of their own employees.

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What’s your favorite food to eat on the road?

One of the many great things about the United States of America is the uniqueness of each state. Politically, some states are blue, some are red and some swing either way. According to Pilot Flying J food map, some states prefer bananas while other states prefer meatloaf.

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The “driver shortage” explained as a driver turnover, pay problem

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association President Todd Spencer appeared on Fox Business to set the record straight about the American “truck driver shortage.”

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