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Diesel rises 7.6 cents

After five weeks of falling prices, theh national average retail price of a gallon of diesel jumped in the latest week.

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Free webinar on CSA 2010 set for March 17

As carriers begin to cope with the realities of Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, they’ll look at retention and recruitment in new ways. In a webinar produced by Overdrive and Truckers News, Schneider National’s Don Osterberg will examine how fleets need to evaluate drivers’ safety performance and whether the new federal safety initiative will create a shortage of drivers with sufficiently clean records. The free, one-hour presentation, “CSA 2010’s impact on the driver force,” will take place ...

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Sleep apnea webinar set for tonight

Dr. Mark Berger, president and chief medical officer of Precision Pulmonary Diagnostics, will talk on sleep apnea in a free webinar tonight.

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Cargo theft increases 12% in 2009

FreightWatch International announced in its 2009 Annual Cargo Theft Report that cargo theft industrywide rose by 12 percent in 2009 to an average of 72 cargo theft incidents per month, the most ever recorded. Electronics, the industry most heavily hit by cargo theft, accounted for 23 percent of total theft activity, with an average loss value of $806,000 per incident, closely followed by pharmaceuticals. “Over the last year, we have seen companies increase their proactive security measures,” ...

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DOT prohibits driver texting immediately

The U.S Department of Transportation Jan. 26 announced it is immediately prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages while operating commercial vehicles. Truck and bus drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750. The DOT action doesn’t prohibit the use of cell phones for purposes other than text messaging. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia already prohibit all drivers from texting behind the ...

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ATA seeks to identify HOS documents

The American Trucking Associations is seeking clarification of what documents carriers must keep to prove hours-of-service compliance. The effort is part of a lawsuit ATA filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.    What the court calls “supporting documents” are those a carrier must hold for six months that can be used to verify drivers’ HOS records. In 1994, Congress ordered the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop a ...

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TCA selects owner-operator of year finalists

The Truckload Carriers Association has named finalists for its 2009 Owner-Operator Driver of the Year and 2009 Company Equipment Driver of the Year contests. Competing for the owner-operator contest, co-sponsored by TCA and Overdrive magazine, will be Steven Recker of Warren Transport Inc., Larry Severson of Dart Transit Co. and Woodrow Walker, also of Dart Transit. For the company equipment contest, co-sponsored by TCA and Truckers News, the contenders will be Gordon Colvin of Con-way Truckload, Richard ...

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ATA seeks court action

The American Trucking Associations is seeking a summary judgment for its challenge of the Port of Los Angeles Concession Plan.

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Calif. agency to review truck upgrade rules

California Air Resources Board directed its staff to return to the board next April with a new provision.

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Roadside Medical plans clinics

Roadside Medical Clinic + Lab, a network of retail health clinics at Pilot Travel Centers, plans to expand after selling licenses for 11 additional sites in six states including Texas and California. A clinic in Oklahoma City will be the first of the 11 to open in October, followed by one in Dallas in the first quarter of 2010. The sites have been licensed to Brough Group International, a Houston-based investment and physician-staffing company. Roadside President Bob ...

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