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Truckers to be honored with contest

Progressive Insurance is giving truckers across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their everyday courage with the Real Life Trucking Hero Contest. Through Oct. 31, Progressive will award six cash prizes of $1,000, one of whom will win $15,000 and the title of “Real Life Trucking Hero.” “Truckers help keep this country running and deserve to be recognized for their efforts,” says Tom Corpus, commercial auto product manager at Progressive. “The Real Life Trucking ...

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Kenworth hosts T680 test-drive sweepstakes

Kenworth is hosting a special promotion in the United States that will award prize winners with an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Kenworth assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, to test-drive the new T680 tractor and tour the plant. The three prize winners in the “Kenworth T680 Test Drive Contest” will be among the first to take the wheel of the fuel-efficient T680, Kenworth’s most aerodynamic truck ever, which was introduced last month at a trade ...

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Diesel price drops 2.1 cents

For only the second time in 12 weeks the national average price of diesel was lower than in the week before.

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DOT OKs $422M loan for Virginia tunnel work

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a $422 million loan to help provide congestion relief to drivers in Norfolk and Portsmouth.

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Questions arise over cross-border carrier’s paperwork

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has responded to questions about Baja Express' application for authority.

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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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