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Fewer fleet failures in 1Q, report finds

The trucking industry has experienced a strong recovery in 2012, as fewer trucking companies have failed in the first quarter of 2012 than in recent years.

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Driver turnover higher in 1Q

After a one-quarter reprieve, the annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets rose slightly in the first quarter of 2012.

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EPA wants stricter soot standards

In response to a court order, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, June 15, proposed updates to its national air quality standards.

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Rule reduces paperwork on intermodal equipment

Truckers operating intermodal equipment no longer are required to submit inspection reports if the equipment has no defects.

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OOIDA challenging Minnesota out-of-service criteria

OOIDA is taking on Minnesota troopers and CVSA over amendment that allows out-of-service orders for fatigue based on reasonable suspicion.

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OOIDA challenging Minnesota out-of-service criteria

OOIDA is taking on Minnesota troopers and CVSA over amendment that allows out-of-service orders for fatigue based on reasonable suspicion.

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Prices on used sleepers rising

Retail pricing for Class 8 sleeper tractors continued to increase from January through April despite average mileage near-record highs.

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Pilot Flying J and T2T sponsor truckers in triathlon

Pilot Flying J is teaming up with Truckers to Triathletes (T2T) to help professional drivers maintain healthy lifestyles. Pilot Flying J is a 2012 sponsor of the Revolution 3 Triathlon series, which is July 8 in Portland, Ore. It will be sponsoring a group of five professional drivers: John Schneidewind, Steve Johnson, Bret Wright, Tom Struzan and Jason Stringer.  During the training period, Pilot Flying J and T2T will work together to develop health plans specific ...

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Freedom drives prosperity, economist tells fleet execs

Speaking to attendees of the inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Vegas on Wednesday, noted economist Dr. Barry Asmus gave an enthusiastic endorsement of American exceptionalism and the importance of maintaining freedom and limited government to our country's future. With less than 5 percent of the world's population, the United States produces 30 percent of the world's wealth, he said.  Forty of the 50 greatest universities in the world are in the U.S and 84 ...

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Freedom drives prosperity, economist tells fleet execs

Speaking to attendees of the inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Vegas on Wednesday, noted economist Dr. Barry Asmus gave an enthusiastic endorsement of American exceptionalism and the importance of maintaining freedom and limited government to our country's future. With less than 5 percent of the world's population, the United States produces 30 percent of the world's wealth, he said.  Forty of the 50 greatest universities in the world are in the U.S and 84 ...

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