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United Bus Technology offers…

McLEAN, Va. — United Bus Technology (UBT), an IT solution provider in the trucking and motorcoach industries, Monday invited those customers affected by the announced..

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Diesel prices drop for…

WASHINGTON  — For the fourth week in a row, diesel prices have dropped — and Monday they were down 2.8 cents a gallon to $3.216,..

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Eaton takes aim at…

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Power management company Eaton is addressing increasing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies with the creation of its new eMobility business. With..

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Geotab's interactive infographic showcases…

TORONTO — Geotab, a global leader in the internet of things (IoT) and connected transportation, has launched an interactive infographic depicting the evolution of America’s..

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Peter Voorhoeve named president…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Peter Voorhoeve, currently the president and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, has been named president of Volvo Trucks North America, effective September..

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Landstar launches exclusive mobile…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System, a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions, has launched its enhanced Landstar Maximizer mobile app, a search engine..

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Volvo Trucks, FedEx demonstrate…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America, together with FedEx and the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, used advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology to conduct..

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OOIDA says government needs…

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo.  — The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, the national organization exclusively representing professional and small-business truckers, says that the government needs to create..

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Expanding e-commerce adding complexity…

The expansion of e-commerce is changing delivery methods and freight patterns, which is adding "complexity" to the design of transportation networks, according to Leslie Richards,..

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Economic impact of steel…

WASHINGTON — The economic impact of Trump administration tariffs imposed on a number of goods, but especially steel and aluminum, continues to generate growing concern..

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New Yokohama long haul/regional…

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Yokohama Tire’s max-mileage 902L ultra wide base (UWB) long-haul/regional drive tire is now available in a new size: 455/55R22.5. “The SmartWay-verified 902L UWB..

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Kenworth T680 now standard…

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship is now standard with Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes. The pairing is a result..

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Schneider earns NSC Green…

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Operating a fleet of over 10,000 tractors that travel along the same highways and byways as the motoring public means caution..

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News roundup: Gas tax…

South Carolina's gasoline tax up 2 cents per gallon COLUMBIA, S.C.  — Gasoline prices are up in South Carolina and it has nothing to do..

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Peterbilt offers 'panic button'…

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. is offering two new options for Models 567 and 579 trucks: the alert switch and the pass-through seat. These..

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Highway Transport celebrating 70th…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —Knoxville-based specialty chemicals transportation company Highway Transport is celebrating 70 years of operation with the launch of a special commemorative video. Additionally, Highway..

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Average price of on-highway…

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel increased 2 cents to $3.236 for the week ending July 2, according to the Energy..

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9 states change fuel…

July 1 marked the change in fuel tax collection in nine states. Here's that information, according to data compiled by Keith Goble, state legislative editor..

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New battery powered HVAC…

PORTLAND, Ore. –  A new Battery Powered HVAC system is now available as a factory-installed option for new Freightliner Cascadia® truck models. This system provides..

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DOT says pilot program…

OMAHA, Neb. – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Tuesday joined Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer and Congressman Don Bacon to announce that the Department..

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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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FMCSA places N.M. truck…

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has put a New Mexico-licensed CMV driver out-of-service and sidelined his truck after it was found he..

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Diesel prices inch up…

On-highway diesel prices rose in the past week, albeit by an almost imperceptible $0.007, leaving the national average at $3.243 as of July 9, according..

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Pilot Flying J opens…

MIAMI — UrgentCareTravel (UCT), the medical cinic network at Pilot Flying J, has opened three new medical clinics focused on providing fleets and professional drivers..

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Preliminary data show June…

The two research companies that provide data on North American truck sales have reported June orders in excess of 40,000, one calling the number the..

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Pilot Flying J reveals…

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J Tuesday revealed the return of its annual Road Warrior contest that honors professional truck drivers in the United States..

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Peterbilt delivers first Model…

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. on July 6 delivered the keys to the first production unit of the new Model 579 UltraLoft to David..

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Van rates hit new…

For the week ended July 7 freight rates reached record highs at the end of June, only to shoot even higher during the July 4th..

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Covenant acquires Landair Holdings

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —Covenant Transportation Group (CTG) has completed the acquisition of Landair Holdings of Greeneville, Tennessee, the holding company for Landair Transport and Landair Logistics...

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Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree…

WALCOTT, Iowa — The 39th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree kicks off Thursday at Iowa 80 Truckstop. Event officials for the Jamboree, held at the “World’s..

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ATA, 3 carriers sue…

ARLINGTON, Virginia — The American Trucking Associations, along with three motor carriers representing the industry, asked a federal court to rule Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck-only..

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Mack, Volvo to offer…

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America are partnering with colleges in Florida, Ohio and Texas to offer the Diesel Advanced Technology..

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Rolling Strong, Enrollment First…

RIVERSIDE, Mo. — Rolling Strong, the provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner-operators, has formed a partnership..

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Civil engineers group says…

Every long-haul trucker knows America’s roads and bridges are in bad need of repair and that congestion is getting worse. But congestion aside, the American..

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Don Ake’s take: Bottleneck…

By Don Ake CV Equipment Expert Reprinted With Permission BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI for Manufacturing (Purchasing Managers Index) jumped to..

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June U.S. Class 8…

Sales of Class 8 truck in the United States in June scored a triple crown, topping the previous month, the same month last year and..

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CFI raises pay for…

JOPLIN, Mo. — CFI, a North American full-truckload carrier and subsidiary of TFI International, is increasing mileage pay for experienced over-the-road long-haul drivers, as well..

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Trucker Tools gets additional…

RESTON, Va. — Trucker Tools, a company that provides shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions for the transportation industry, has completed a..

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Holland offering driver apprenticeship…

HOLLAND, Mich. — Holland, a regional LTL transportation provider, has partnered with the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to create..

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