Jill Dunn

Trucker Christmas parades set for Saturday

Eureka, Calif. and Riddle, Ore. will host the cities’ traditional Christmas parades of lighted trucks competing for prizes Saturday.

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Agency allows in-cab camera monitoring to continue

A company conducting research on behalf of the FMCSA has received an exemption to install windshield-mounted camera-based monitoring systems in up to 500 commercial motor vehicles.

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New exhaust regulations start Jan. 1

For those making runs in California, be ready — state officials are set to begin Jan. 1 strict enforcement of new regulations for truck exhaust and will be dinging violators about $1,000 per violation.

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LA port strikes halt truckers

Work has halted for an estimated 5,000 truckers serving ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach while a clerical workers strike continues for the fourth day.

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West Coast ports resolve strikes

Oregon’s Port of Portland narrowly averted a strike Saturday after reaching agreement with its security officers and California’s Port of Oakland resumed operations Nov. 20 after a service worker strike the previous day.

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After reported deaths, Senator seeks energy drink investigation

After the FDA reported 18 deaths caused by Monster Energy and 5-Hour Energy drinks last week, Sen. Dick Durbin is asking the administration to further investigate their potential health risks.

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Amid lawsuits, Mexican pilot program plods on

A federal court is set to hear OOIDA's case against the cross-border pilot program Dec. 6.

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Trucking contributions heavily favor Romney, GOP

The trucking indutry as a whole contributed $7.8 million in campaign contributions this election season, and 85 percent of it went to Republican candidates — the largest percentage since 1990.

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Buyers beware: Trucks flooded by Sandy could pop up for sale

In Hurricane Sandy’s wake, fraud experts are warning of unscrupulous truck sellers who may attempt to hide flood damage from buyers.

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Sandy hasn’t affected diesel prices, reports say

Despite Sandy’s destruction to the Northeast, AAA reports a slight drop in national diesel prices over the past week, even in New Jersey, where many pumps are closed.

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