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Vegas Pride & Polish awards Saturday

One of the biggest attractions of the June 9-11 Great West Truck Show is the Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish truck beauty show.

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Three-day Roadcheck blitz planned

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will hold Roadcheck, its annual vehicle inspection program, June 7-9.

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These 14 sectors were hopping in May

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

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A possible windfall for independents

If you’re independent, there could be some real opportunities if your bigger competitors don’t have the capacity – the trucks and drivers – to handle what could be a big influx of freight.

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Natural gas gaining tractor traction

Legislation, supported by President Obama and about 190 members of Congress, would accelerate subsidies for natural gas vehicles.

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Crime against truckers

Crime on the road is always a serious topic, and it’s been getting a lot of discussion lately. Here's where to read more about it.

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The feds’ favorite remedy: Your tax dollars

The annoying part of the logic behind buying EOBRs for Mexican carriers is how it reflects the paternalism and careless spending so rampant in Washington, D.C.

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Others take advantage of fuel surcharge

Surprise, surprise! The $23 flowers deal for Mother’s Day, brought to my attention via email, turned out to exceed $40 by the time I pressed “submit order.” Annoying enough, but one curious element of this little trap (why bother searching elsewhere to save $5 after all that time filling out forms?) was this: a $2.93 fuel surcharge. In all the online ordering I did at Christmas, I never noticed a one of these. I’ve polled several ...

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Analyst says trucking “inefficient”

Investment analysts, with their outsiders’ viewpoint, often have some good insight into our industry. Other insights aren’t quite so astute. The Business Insider website, with its recent “Trucking running on fumes” analysis, offers this stark summary as an introduction to its commentary on rising fuel prices: Trucking is one of the most expedient, but also one of the most inefficient modes of freight transportation. The conclusion is based on the fuel efficiency of rail, which is ...

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Paying more for older trucks

It’s been clear for a year that certain things have been improving for trucking. Freight demand has increased, and with it demand for drivers. From the vantage of the American Truck Dealers, holding its annual meeting in Phoenix, the rebound is evident for some other reasons, too, one of which – used truck prices – won’t excite you like it excites the dealers. Kyle Treadway, chairman of the American Truck Dealers and president of Kenworth Sales ...

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