Daily Archives: September 5, 2018

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February figures show Class…

An FTR official said the Class 8 market remains “red-hot” and that the capacity crunch is transforming into a capacity crisis and many fleets of..

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Roadcheck 2018 begins today…

GREENBELT, Md. — It’s here. Starting today commercial motor vehicle inspectors will conduct high-volume, high-visibility inspections of large trucks and buses for 72 hours as..

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OOIDA denied ELD exemption,…

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. —  The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association today expressed disappointment that its to the ELD mandate has been denied. The request was submitted..

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Retail group says U.S.…

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation (NRF) today warned consumers that U.S. tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese goods set to take effect Friday will..

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California bill to require…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislature has passed and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a bill a state senator says would improve safety by strengthening..

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Judges toss lawsuit against…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals has tossed out a lawsuit seeking to keep a proposed 10-cent gas tax increase off..

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TMW, DMSi combine systems…

CLEVELAND — TMW, a Trimble brand and provider of software, business intelligence and related solutions to the North American transportation industry, has revealed a new..

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Drivewyze customers to receive…

DALLAS — Truck fleets and operators using Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service will soon be able to receive bypasses at 21 weigh stations in..

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Bridgestone issues recall for…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations and Bridgestone Canada (Bridgestone) collectively are issuing a voluntary noncompliance recall of approximately 2,700 certain all position, wide..

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Gasboy introduces new general…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gasboy, an industry provider in commercial and industrial fuel and fleet technologies, is pleased to announce the launch of Islander Prime, the..

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ATRI conducting survey on…

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Wednesday launched an online data collection initiative to solicit commercial driver perspectives on how they are..

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Mack Trucks releases 6th…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks Wednesday released the sixth episode of its RoadLife series, “Long Way From Home,” on roadlife.tv and Amazon Prime Video. The..

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Reefer capacity tightens as…

DAT Trendlines reports that August ended with average rates that were lower than those in June and July but were still about 20 percent higher..

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FMCSA to hold 2nd…

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public listening session on Friday, September 14 concerning potential changes to its Hours of..

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Unemployment hits 49-year low…

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added just 134,000 jobs in September, the fewest in a year, though the figure was likely lowered by Hurricane Florence, while..

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Love’s branded DEF now…

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Love’s Travel Stops now offers its own private label diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) for auto diesel and professional driver Customers. The product..

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Finalists named for 2018…

PLOVER, Wis. — Women In Trucking Association and Freightliner Trucks have named three finalists for the 2018 Influential Woman in Trucking award. This is the..

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Women In Trucking names…

PLOVER, Wis. — Redefining the Road, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association has named recipients of the 2018 “Top 50 Companies for..

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Peterbilt offering new warranty…

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co, is offering a new  warranty option for Red Oval Certified Pre-Owned truck customers. The new warranty option provides customers..

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October N.A. Class 8…

The two companies that collect and analyze North American Class 8 truck orders both report preliminary numbers for October were strong, but one noted that..

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Us vs. them mentality…

It’s despicable. It’s sickening. It’s deplorable. Generally, we’re speaking about the political landscape in America today. Us (Democrats) vs. them (Republicans). Them (Republicans) vs. us..

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All green as price…

WASHINGTON — It was all green this week for diesel prices. The overall average price for an on-highway gallon of diesel was down 1.7 cents for..

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In this episode we cover:
- Insane U-turn by semi
- Cargo thieves get smarter
- Personal conveyance questions answered
Plus more news at https://t.co/l2LTQOYLDg

The EPA wants to place stricter emissions standards on heavy-duty truck engines: https://t.co/iRhBNePIHn

WINTER TRUCKING SAFETY: Look before you step! Make sure you place your foot where there is traction to support your weight. Be especially careful on uneven ground. Hold onto the vehicle as you transfer your weight. Be careful as steps may freeze up and not look slippery.

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