Owner operator land weekly trucking news digest #78

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Written by Owner Operator Team

Legislation to relax HOS for ag and livestock haulers

The question of making changes to the hours of service rules for livestock and agricultural commodities haulers is back on the agenda. The HAULS Act was initially introduced last year but failed to advance. Here you can learn more about this bill.  

New Kenworth T680 Next Gen truck

Kenworth recently revealed its new T680 Next Generation truck. They say it is the most highly evolved aerodynamic long-haul tractor they have ever engineered. John Hitch from FleetOwner said that was impressed after the test drive. Read more about his first impression and all the benefits of this new big rig here.

Trucked-up Chili recipe

Much has been said about how important it is for truckers to eat right. And the main rule here is to cook your own food, and not give preference to fast food. Let’s try this simple Chili recipe by owner-operator Thomas Remington. 

Best cab amenities for truckers

When you spend several weeks on the road, the truck becomes your home. Therefore, it is extremely important that you feel comfortable in it. Of course, truck drivers’ needs vary when it comes to cab conveniences, so commercial truck OEMs have a variety of solutions and options. Find out more from this post.

Drugs hidden in spinach

People get very enterprising when it comes to drug trafficking. So recently a trucker was detained in California, who was transporting methamphetamine under the guise of spinach. How did the police find this out? Read in this post.