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Mack, Volvo announce over-the-air system updates for new models

Mack, Volvo, Stoughton Trailers and more are some of the latest equipment and technology companies to make announcements at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council’s annual conference, which is ongoing in Nashville through Thursday.

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Navistar launches new 12.4-liter engine for on-highway applications

Navistar announced at TMC Monday the launch of its new 12.4-liter engine, the International A26, which will replace the company's N13 engine. Kenworth also announced new steer axle options for T680 and T880 trucks, and Cummins launched a new oil analysis program.

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America’s Road Team captains to carrier recruiters: ‘Respect your drivers’

"Be honest with the driver. You won’t lost a driver any quicker than to tell him something and then he finds out 30 days later that it’s just not true." --Walmart driver Allen Boyd, to recruiting specialists at a recent panel discussion in Nashville.

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TMC roundup: New ELDs, axles, suspensions more announced at annual conference

The American Trucking Associations' annual Technology and Maintenance Council conference has seen a number of announcements including new axles, suspensions, ELDs and more.

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Freight and trucker pay should get a boost in 2017, analyst says

Strong indications of growth in the economy in 2017 should put upward pressure on freight volume and trucker pay, says Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Associations.

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PTDI, others: A behind-the-wheel minimum is ‘critical’ for effective training rule

Just why did FMCSA exclude a behind-the-wheel minimum from its entry level training rule? Answers explored here, with views from another call for the agency to reconsider the rule to include a BTW minimum.

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20 truckers named to ATA’s America’s Road Team ambassador program

The 2017-2018 Captains will immediately begin their work in bolstering the trucking industry's image to the motoring public, lawmakers and the media. The team’s two-year journey will be chronicled on Facebook and Twitter.

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2013 hours regs permanently nixed, ATA says; FMCSA disputes

ATA says the "restart rollback" is now permanent. FMCSA says it's still waiting on the results of a report, as Congress directed.

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3D trailer graphic to promote trucking’s image expected in 2017

Trucking Moves America Forward, a trucking industry education and image campaign spearheaded by ATA, plans to make 3D trailer wraps and more affordable trailer wrap options in the coming year, the group announced last week.

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Hours exemption for certain hazmat haulers extended

The exemption from the 30-minute rest break rule is limited to drivers transporting hazmat loads that have filed security plans requiring the drivers to constantly "attend" to the cargo.

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