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North Carolina trucker plans business expansion after $1 million lottery win

A truck driver from Morrisville, North Carolina, has hit the jackpot, winning a $1 million prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket, which he plans to use to grow his trucking business.

The backdrop: William Roberts encountered his stroke of luck while enjoying his morning coffee, purchasing the winning ticket from a Circle K on Davis Drive in Morrisville.

Cash or annuity? Faced with the choice of annual payments of $50,000 over 20 years or a one-time lump sum, Roberts went with the lump sum of $600,000, ultimately pocketing $429,014 after taxes.

The future of the road: Roberts intends to reinvest the "unbelievable" win into his trucking operation, aiming to expand his fleet with more trucks.

Cybersecurity risks in trucking: Experts warn of ELD vulnerabilities

A Colorado State University study exposes cybersecurity threats in the trucking industry through vulnerable Electronic Logging Devices that could risk vehicle control and data security.
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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge update ends split speed limits for trucks and cars

Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Bridge implements a uniform 60 mph speed limit for all vehicles and sets right-lane-only rules for trucks to enhance road safety.
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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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