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Tornado outbreak to slam the Great Plains this week

This week is getting off to a shaky and dangerous start for people across the Great Plains. A few severe storms have already produced large hail in the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles this morning (Monday, May 20, 2019), and several rounds of fairly widespread severe thunderstorms will likely slam neighborhoods from eastern New Mexico to Missouri the rest of today and tonight.

SmartDrive’s Palmer Touts Automated Systems as Key to Preventing Truck Crashes

Pairing professional truck drivers’ skills behind the wheel with automated systems designed to help prevent crashes is a win-win for the trucking industry, says Jason Palmer, chief operating officer of SmartDrive Systems.

That was the message from Palmer during his presentation at Transparency 2019, a three-day freight technology event at the Georgia International Conference Center in Atlanta.

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DOT Proposal on HOS Rules Slated for June Publication

After months of public comments and listening sessions, the DOT plans to ease HOS rules while still focusing on driver safety.

Some 18 months after the ELD mandate changed the trucking industry, drivers and fleet managers might get a regulatory reprieve. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to unveil new, more flexible hours-of-service rules in early June, according to a regulatory report posted by the department on...

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