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New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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Peterbilt dealers support safety program

Dealers in Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa, and Norfolk, Neb., are supporting the “Buckle Up In Your Truck” safety campaign.

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New emissions rule to drive truck prices higher

The first-ever regulation for truck fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, announced Aug. 9, is expected to cut diesel use by 4 gallons per 100 miles traveled by the time 2018 models are sold.

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NHTSA raises stopping distances at lower speed

Agency is slightly relaxing its new stopping distance requirements for new truck tractors at lower initial speeds.

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NY law mandates mirrors

A new law will require truck drivers traveling in New York City to mount front-end mirrors.

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Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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Groups push for safer trucks

ATA and OOIDA called on the federal government to research how standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks could benefit truckers.

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A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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Traffic deaths plunge

NHTSA projects the 2010 fatality rate will be the lowest recorded since 1949, with 1.09 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

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Group wants stronger underride guards

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has asked federal officials to require greater rear impact protection for commercial trailers

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