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Freight index down 0.5% in Sept.

The Freight Transportation Services Index declined after three consecutive monthly increases.

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Rhode Island bans texting while driving

Rhode Island became the 19th state, along with the District of Columbia, to pass an anti-texting law.

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7,500 trucking jobs lost in October

Trucking employment is down 9.3 percent from October 2008.

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Higher diesel prices forecast in 2010

Diesel fuel will rise to about $3 a gallon next year.

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Goodyear seeks Highway Heroes

Nominations for the trucking heroism award will be accepted through Nov. 30.

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Pa. applies again to toll I-80

Pennsylvania's third application to ask federal permission to toll Interstate 80 was met with opposition.

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Ferro sworn in to head FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that Anne S. Ferro was sworn in Nov. 13 as the agency's administrator. Ferro succeeds John Hill, who left in January following the conclusion of the Bush administration. The U.S. Senate on Nov. 6 approved President Obama's nomination of Ferro. Previously, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Oct. 27 voted on and favorably reported Ferro's nomination. Promptly after Obama announced Ferro as his choice for FMCSA administrator last spring, ...

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TCA honored with race title

A horserace in Toronto was renamed, briefly, The Truckload Carriers Association Race as part of an industry promotion.

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Averitt wins clean diesel award

Averitt Express, based in Cookeville, Tenn., was among other fleets honored with the Clean Diesel Leadership Award from the Tennessee Trucking Association. The new award recognizes transportation companies that have made "significant, measurable improvements in air quality through the development and/or implementation of clean diesel actions," a Tennessee Trucking Association statement says.  

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Peterbilt wins environmental award

Peterbilt Motors received the 2009 Clean Air Champion Award from the North Texas Clean Air Coalition (NTCAC) for the second consecutive year, as well as their Innovative Business of the Year Award, at the NTCAC Annual Awards presentation in Fort Worth, Texas. Peterbilt was chosen as Clean Air Champion for voluntarily working to lower the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing processes in the greater North Texas area.

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