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NHTSA proposes brake-throttle override mandate

The proposed measure would amend current standards by updating the throttle control disconnection test procedures.

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Kenworth to lay off 10 percent of workers at Ohio plant

Paccar confirmed reports that it plans to lay off 10 percent of the work force at its Kenworth plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, in response to weakening orders.

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Study: Emissions tech decreases harmful particulates

Diesel Technology Forum research found that advancements in clean diesel technology have brought emissions to nearly zero.

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California trucking group slams court’s break ruling

California employers must provide workers with time off for meal breaks, but don't have to ensure they aren't working, the California Supreme Court said.

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RWI increases driver pay

RWI Transportation will up driver pay 2 cents per loaded mile with a 1-cent safety bonus included in the total increase. Qualification for the safety payment is based on all dispatched loaded miles on completed trips within a calendar month.  The increase will be paid out on a monthly basis. Visit RWI Transportation for details.

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RWI increases driver pay

RWI Transportation will up driver pay 2 cents per loaded mile with a 1-cent safety bonus included in the total increase.

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Kenworth dealership opens in Casper, Wyo.

A new, 27,000-square-foot dealership is now open in Casper, Wyo. off Interstate 25 at exit 191, Motor Power Kenworth announced. The dealership features eight full-service bays, including one for express lube services, a 5-ton overhead crane, mobile truck lift system and a new original equipment manufacturer diagnostic and repair tool. The parts showroom is complemented with a parts warehouse. The site also offers parts delivery service and a drivers’ lounge with reclining leather chairs and 50-inch TV. A ...

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Meritor tire inflation system ups infuel economy

Use of Meritor’s tire inflation system can improve infuel economy up to 1.4 percent, the Troy, Mich.-based truck parts maker said. Developed by Pressure Systems International, the tire inflation system was tested by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s research division. Gordon Food Service, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Sheetz Inc., based in Altoona, Pa., participated in the tests. The tire inflation system is a “simple design that can be installed on any type of trailer,” ...

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Tire inflation system improves fuel economy

Use of Meritor’s tire inflation system can improve infuel economy up to 1.4 percent, the Troy, Mich.-based truck parts maker said.

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Driver turnover decreases slightly in fourth quarter

After a year of quarterly increases, the turnover rate for truck drivers at large truckload fleets dipped one percentage point to an annualized rate of 88 percent.

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