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Diesel prices mixed

The national price declined 0.5 cent to $2.956 in the latest week. The price is 34.8 cents higher than a year ago.

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Stolen pharmaceutical truckload recovered

With a tracking device embedded, FreightWatch International recovered the truckload on I-81 in Tennessee June 25.

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CDL tester sentenced

Harold Stewart in Louisiana had pled guilty to making a false statement for his role in falsifying of 250 out of 320 CDL skills tests he conducted.

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Agency to drop cargo insurance requirement

Household goods motor carriers and household goods freight forwarders will continue to be subject to the cargo insurance requirement.

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Diesel prices creeping up

After five weeks of declines, the price gained 3.3 cents to $2.961 in the latest week.

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New truck orders surge 84% in May

ACT reported 13,231 net orders of Class 8 vehicles. Over half of the orders are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter.

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Agency to analyze impact of heavy truck emissions

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for more fuel-efficient trucks.

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‘Widow Maker’ wins top award at SuperRigs

Todd Roccapriore won Best in Show and other honors with his custom-built 2004 Peterbilt 379.

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Roadside Medical + Lab to open 3 clinics

The medical clinics will be at Pilot Travel Centers in Oklahoma City; East St. Louis, Ill.; and Waco, Texas.

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Webinar on driver shortage trends set for June 24

Freight’s coming back. At the same time, new and proposed regulations threaten to drive thousands of drivers from the industry. As the recession winds down, many carriers could be hamstrung by a serious shortage of drivers able to withstand the scrutiny of Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010, enhanced pre-employment screening and possibly tighter health regulations. To address these trends, analyst Noel Perry and fleet executive Tom Kretsinger Jr. will present “The emerging driver shortage” at 3 p.m. ...

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