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Feds issue emergency order for Arrow

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered the carrier to get its trucks and cargo to safe locations.

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BestPass offers discount on NY Thruway tolls

New York’s newly launched 5 percent toll rate hike on the New York State Thruway can be avoided by commercial haulers.

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Big jump in diesel prices

The national average retail price of a gallon of diesel soared 6.5 cents this week.

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L.A. port to continue Clean Truck plan

The next phase will ban trucks equipped with engine model years 1993 and older from the port.

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EPA: Emissions part of health risk

The EPA’s decision comes amid contention scientists may have manipulated global warming data.

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Trucking job losses slow

Payroll employment among for-hire trucking companies in November dropped 0.2 percent.

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Manufacturing numbers strong for August

Lots of good news for trucking in today’s report from the Institute for Supply Management. Economic activity in manufacturing expanded in August, following 18 consecutive months of contraction, according to the nation’s supply executives polled for the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business. The August numbers also show the overall economy grew for the fourth consecutive month. “The year-and-a-half decline in manufacturing output has come to an end, as 11 of 18 manufacturing industries are reporting growth when ...

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Engine makers discuss 2010 products

Officials from heavy-duty engine manufacturers Thursday, Aug. 20, gave an audience of drivers and fleet representatives the latest details concerning cost and performance of their technologies for meeting 2010 engine regulations at the Great American Trucking Show. With the exception of Navistar, which is using advanced exhaust gas recirculation, the engine manufacturers are introducing selective catalytic reduction technology to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mandate to reduce NOx emissions to 0.2 grams in 2010. SCR requires ...

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Group advocates for truckers’ health

The Healthy Trucking Association of America was started to advocate for wellness among the professional trucking community, Merck Smith, chairman of the nonprofit's fleet advisory board, told visitors at the group's Great American Trucking Show booth. "Our goal is to take a pro-active approach in the industry before the government steps in and regulates it," Merck says. He and group sponsor Marvin Shefsky say that the group hopes to establish industry standards among fleets for conditions ...

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