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FMCSA Approves Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The long-anticipated final rule to establish a national drug and alcohol clearinghouse for commercial truck and bus drivers has at last been released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The rule goes into effect on January 4, 2017, with a compliance date of January 2020.

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Daimler Truck Financial Names U.S. VP of Sales, Marketing and Remarketing

Daimler Truck Financial has appointed Tobias Waldeck vice president of sales, marketing, and remarketing, effective immediately.

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Trump Picks Chao to Head DOT

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation. She served as secretary of labor throughout President George W. Bush’s two terms and as deputy secretary of transportation under President George H. W. Bush.

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HDT Launches the Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange

HDT will be hosting the Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange, an intimate event that pairs a select group of innovators in the Class 8 market together with the suppliers, giving them an intimate environment in which to engage in discussions on topics that affect the entire industry.

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Navistar Adds Collision Replacement Parts to Fleetrite Program

Navistar has introduced a new line of Fleetrite collision replacement products designed for a wide variety of heavy-duty truck applications.

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Court Enjoins Overtime Rule Change, ATA Applauds Action

A federal judge has halted changes to federal overtime rules that would have taken effect on Dec. 1. Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction on Nov. 22 in a lawsuit brought by the National Retailer Federation along with Attorneys General of 21 states and over 50 business lobbies.

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Illinois Kenworth Dealer Opens Full-Service Dealership

Kenworth of Effingham has opened a 21,000-square-foot full-service dealership, featuring a 12-bay service shop and a 2,200-square-foot parts department.

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Cargo Transporters to Join Trucking Alliance as Group Expands in 2017

Cargo Transporters has accepted an invitation to join The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security in 2017. The carrier will be among a “small number of carriers” joining the Trucking Alliance next year, according to Trucking Alliance President Steve Williams.

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Class 8 Orders Were Hurt by Cancellations

Net Class 8 orders were weak in October, driven by a high number of cancellations in the month, according to ACT Research.

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Comdata Expands Services for Smaller Fleets

Payment solutions company Comdata has expanded its fleet management offerings to improve support of smaller over-the-road fleets with the Comdata MyFleet Program.

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