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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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Federal freight index saw small gain in February

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.5 percent in February, according to DOT numbers.

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New Excargo terminal in Texas

Excargo Services Inc. announced the opening of its new container terminal at 601 Foreman Road at Williams Drive in Orange, Texas.

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Half of Love’s offer DEF in bulk

Love’s Travel Stops now has bulk diesel exhaust fluid at more than half of its locations.

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Diesel specialists support initiatives for greener diesels

The Association of Diesel Specialists released a statement in support of clean-burning diesel engines.

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Pulse of Commerce Index rises 0.3 percent in March

The monthly report, based on trucking data, serves as an indicator of the current state and possible future of the economy.

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Oil companies settle “hot fuel” class-action lawsuits

Three major oil companies reportedly have agreed to settle lawsuits accusing them of cashing in on “hot fuel."

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Minnesota trucking group joins trafficking advocacy

The Minnesota Trucking Association has partnered with Truckers Against Trafficking to thwart illegal sale of children and youths for the sex trade industry, association chair Joyce Brenny says. "Because MTA members travel areas where human trafficking occurs, they are in a unique position to combat the problem," Brenny says. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 100,000 – 300,000 children are at risk every year to traffickers in the United States and that many children, teens and ...

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Diesel prices inch back up

A week after diesel prices dipped for the first time in nine weeks, the national average price of diesel rose once again.

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