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Diesel exhaust listed by WHO as cancer causing agent

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has formally categorized diesel exhaust as cancer-causing but fails to recognize advancements in diesel technology in the developed world.

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Sammons Trucking operator found

UPDATE 7/24: Place has been located.    James Place, pictured below with his Sammons Trucking brown Kenworth T660, truck no. 1105 in the fleet, has been missing since Friday, according to the company -- visit the Sammons Facebook page for more information, and call 406-327-2440 with any intel on his whereabouts. He was pulling a flatbed, according to the company. Place's last known delivery point was the Portsmouth, Va., naval yard, according to Sammons.

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Expert to outline workplace issues

Attorney R. Eddie Wayland will discuss employment law during the first day of the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference in Dallas.

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ObamaCare: Love it? Or repeal it?

As you'll likely be aware, on June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the president’s health care act, including a provision that requires Americans to prove they have health insurance or pay a fine. Also under the law, those with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage, children up to age 26 can stay on their parents’ insurance, and states must set up online “exchanges” where consumers can buy subsidized insurance policies. Presumptive Republican ...

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Two custom ’80s Petes for the cabover fanatics

These two Peterbilt 362s, owned by Dustin Kunkel and John Bradford, respectively, we caught out at the Crossville, Tenn., show of the ATHS Music City Chapter.

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A freeway is born – and choked

The so-called Pasadena Freeway now carries more than four times the traffic it was designed for.

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Progressive expands coverage

Progressive Insurance has expanded its commercial auto product, including its truck cargo coverage, which now includes owned goods and an increased coverage limit of up to $250 thousand. It's also added refrigeration breakdown coverage.  Also new are a customer loyalty program that offers better benefits, accident forgiveness, specialized claims service and minor violation forgiveness. Package highlights also include pet injury coverage (up to $1,000 for pets injured while riding), financed value coverage and temporary substitute auto ...

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Rand McNally announces upgraded PC, nav units

Rand McNally announced this week the launch of its TruckPC 7600, which has a new hardware design and upgrades for its mobile communication fleet management system. The map and navigation company said it also cut the price to under $1,200 and reduced the size of the mounted box. The new box is one-third the size of the prior generation, allowing it to be installed in various locations in the front or back of the cab. The ...

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Birds of a feather: Trucking tweeps @OverdriveUpdate

We found these followers of Overdrive’s Twitter feed to have intriguing self-descriptions. Upon closer examination, their tweets seemed like something you might want to read, too. Follow @OverdriveUpdate at twitter.com for daily news and views updates. @drury1150 Ex-trucker John Drury recently left the road after dancing his way to losing 100 pounds, and he’s poised to “make a difference in trucking,” as a recent tweet noted. He hosts Big John’s Dance Fitness Hour zumba classes around ...

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CSA two-punch: Second lawsuit brought

A suit against the FMCSA's CSA program brought by the ASECTT group alleged unfairness to small carriers within FMCSA's compliance and enforcement regime.

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