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Peterbilt showcases all-electric Model…

LONG BEACH, Calif.— Peterbilt’s commitment to alternative energy solutions was showcased at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo where an all-electric Model 579 day cab tractor..

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House small business panel…

WASHINGTON — In the run-up to the annual Infrastructure Week nationwide advocacy event, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on April 25..

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Diesel prices continue upward…

The price of diesel rose for the seventh consecutive week On-highway diesel prices rose again in the past week, with the national average standing at..

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U.S. Xpress to offer…

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises said Monday it had begun the process of pursuing an Initial public offering of its Class A common stock..

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More than 40 Covenant…

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — By the end of April, 44 teams triggered Covenant’s new $40,000 Teaming Bonus program by eclipsing 60,000 paid miles together and collecting..

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Navistar to offer Eaton…

GALESBURG, Mich. — Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies said the new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission — what Eaton says is the lightest, most efficient 1,850..

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Spot TL freight strongest…

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Spot truckload freight volume had the strongest April on record despite slipping 6.8 percent lower compared to March, a common..

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FTR's Trucking Conditions Index…

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for March dropped from the previous month of 15.41 to a reading of 10.30, FTR said. This is,..

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Smokey Point Distributing initiates…

  ARLINGTON, Wash. — Smokey Point Distributing (SPD) has announced an over-the-road salary pay program for its over-the-road flatbed drivers. Effective June 1, the carrier..

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Class 8 truck sales…

Class 8 truck sales in the United States dropped 2.2 percent from March to April, but remain very, very strong for the year, according to..

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On-highway diesel leaps 6.8…

For the first time in a long while, all 10 of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s reporting regions are seeing on-highway diesel selling for at..

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Meritor MTIS now standard/preferred…

TROY, Mich. — Meritor said Tuesday that the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) with ThermALERT is a standard/preferred option on Vanguard dry van and CIMC..

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 Volvo rolls out online…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks is bringing the thousands of configurations of the new Volvo VNR and VNL series to your fingertips of fleets and..

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HELP's PrePass adds 8…

PHOENIX — PrePass-approved trucks will soon receive the green light to bypass weigh stations in a number of new locations, according to HELP Inc., the..

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TMW begins Integration with…

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

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Trial wraps up for…

BELTON, Texas — Testimony was wrapping up Thursday in the murder trial of Stanley Polk Jr., charged with the murder in August 27, 2015, stabbing..

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TA Petro names 5th…

    WALCOTT, Iowa — TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has named the fifth annual Citizen..

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House panel begins consideration…

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee has released the fiscal year 2019 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill, which it considered in subcommittee..

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Vigillo receives NPTC's Allied…

PORTLAND, Ore. — Vigillo, a SambaSafety company and provider of real-time data for analyzing commercial driver and motor carrier safety performance, has received the National..

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Congressmen: Outlook for Highway…

    WASHINGTON — The Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is on its last legs and needs to be propped up with an ongoing influx of..

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ATA tonnage index increases…

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.2 percent in April after easing 1 percent in..

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FMCSA chief Martinez tells…

WASHINGTON -- FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez told a U.S. House panel Tuesday that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made great strides in safety,..

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Bendix CVSA Roadcheck reminders:…

ELYRIA, Ohio — No matter how advanced the vehicle, or how complex its safety system is, you’ve got to take care of the basics. With..

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30 members of U.S.…

WASHINGTON — Thirty members of the U.S. Senate have sent a letter to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Ray Martinez asking the agency to..

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FTR’s March Shippers Condition…

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The March Shippers Conditions Index reading from FTR released Thursday remained in double digit negative territory at -10.5 reflecting the continued tough..

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Volvo's new tribute trucks…

WASHINGTON — A new VNL 760 (shown) and a Volvo VNR 640 led a motorcade from the plant to Washington, D.C. this past weekend during the..

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Supply chain panelists: It's…

  Supply chain panelists called for more infrastructure investment at a Global Supply Chain Summit May 22, the Journal of the American Association of State..

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Spot rates rise ahead…

Spot rates rose ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, DAT Trendline reports. The number of spot market loads on DAT load boards went up 1.3..

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FMCSA releases clarifications for…

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced Thursday new regulatory guidance clarifying the 150 air-miles Hours of Service..

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NBC story says driver…

According to an NBC TV story quoting the American Trucking Associations, there is a shortage of roughly 50,000 truck drivers across the country and it’s..

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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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Truck orders still 'hot,'…

Two organizations that report truck orders have said the latest data indicates that the new truck market is still strong. ACT Research said its preliminary..

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TA taking nominations for…

WESTLAKE, Ohio —  TravelCenters of America (TravelCenters), operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, is now accepting nominations for the 2019..

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Daimler creating automated truck…

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks Wednesday said it was creating an Automated Truck Research and Development Center at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) headquarters on..

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Freightliner shows off 2…

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner Trucks premiered two fully electrified commercial vehicles, a Freightliner eCascadia heavy-duty truck and a Freightliner eM2 106 medium-duty truck today, during..

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Driver turnover rate rises…

ARLINGTON, Va. — Today, American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose in the first quarter..

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Port imports expected to…

WASHINGTON — Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to set record numbers this summer and fall even as the debate over..

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Ohio to start drone…

Drones are set to monitor traffic patterns and communicate with ground vehicle infrastructure in Ohio, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Journal..

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ATA, Rhode Island truck…

  ARLINGTON, Va. — Leaders of the American Trucking Associations and the Rhode Island Trucking Association (RITA) today pledged to continue fighting against what they..

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5 states awarded grants…

WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the third consecutive year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) are awarding grants..

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