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ATS puts custom heavy-haul Trail King trailer into service

Capable of up to 360,000 lbs. in payload, Anderson Trucking Service reps say they will be permitting hauls with the Trail King TK360 for up to 700,000 pounds.

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POLL: Best method of calculating fair detention-pay rates?

How do you determine what to ask for detention rates per hour? Assuming allowing for reasonable load/unload times to be "free," which of the options here best describes how you do, or would, make the calculation?

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Chi-Town Large Cars’ Southern Prez and his 359

The Chi-Town group's annual benefit and truck show is August 15 in Lynwood, Ill. -- Eady and his classic custom Pete (find photos here) are sure to be a part of it.

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Monday round-up: 15L option in the making for Cat trucks, another ‘ghost fleet’ debuts

Interesting news bits in a Jack Roberts interview with Caterpillar about its split with Navistar on Cat trucks. And: Tip on the new "Ghost Fleet" novel war-gaming a near-future China-U.S. conflict, techno-thriller style.

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UPS buying freight broker Coyote Logistics in $1.8 billion deal

Founded in 2006, full-truckload brokerage Coyote Logistics reported annual revenue of $2.1 billion in 2014. Closing of the deal to buy the company, UPS says, is expected within 30 days, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.

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Video: J&L Contracting’s 2013 Peterbilt 389 — Back in Black

The "Back in Black" glider, powered by a 6nz Cat, was formerly the truck of then-Landstar-leased Brett Cole -- J&L retooled it for heavy haul, among other extensive customizations, says J&L's Randy Menkel.

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Top 10 most intense states for inspection violations

This top-ten hall of fame -- or shame, depending on your perspective -- is actually a top 11, showing states in which the most violations per individual inspection were written throughout calendar year 2014.

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Redux: The cost of emissions-system maintenance

For too many truck buyers, such costs and associated practices are unforeseen and unheeded at time purchase, notes a longtime truck sales/service rep. And: "Let’s face it, even with proper maintenance emissions systems are still not as reliable as they should be."

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Hot, cold states for reefer freight

Freight, rates trend of the week: A closer look at the spot market reefer segment, including; How to get back from Philadelphia to Green Bay to maximize loaded revenue.

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CFF to launch ‘Truck Tank’ pitch contest at GATS

Got a bright idea? Commercial Fleet Financing, a financing company specializing in truck transportation, wants you to share it for a chance to win funding to get the new venture off the ground in its "Truck Tank" pitch contest.

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