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Senate OKs transportation bill

Two-year $109-billion transportation bill includes funds for creating truck parking and an electronic onboard recorder mandate.

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CARB offers lease-to-own truck financing

Objective of the program is to encourage early compliance with CARB’s on-road diesel vehicle and tractor-trailer greenhouse gas regulations.

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DOT freight index dips in January

For-hire transportation freight fell 3.6 percent in January from December but was 1.6 percent higher than in January 2011.

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Driver named Highway Angel for helping couple at roadside

Kool Pak company driver Mike Mozley has been named a Highway Angel for helping a couple attach chains to their car at roadside, the Alexandria, Va.-based Truckload Carriers Association said. Near lunchtime in January, Mozley saw the stranded husband and wife attempting to put chains on their Cadillac on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon before they entered California. The couple were en route to the funeral of the husband's mother, who had died only the previous ...

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‘Outcast Kustoms’ TV show to debut March 26

If you give a look at the March 26 schedule on Discovery's Velocity Channel website you'll find a listing that may well ring a bell or two for the custom-truck enthusiasts among you. Listed at 9 p.m. on that date is Episode 1 of a show called "Outcast Kustoms," which will feature Kelvin and April Locklear of the custom build shop of the same name. The Locklears are the longtime customizers behind the K&L Chrome ...

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How to customize your truck

These 10 upgrades, photo-illustrated in step-by-step form, will get your truck on the path to looking as cool as any show truck.

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Trio to perform at Kentucky trucking show

El Camino, Blackberry Smoke and James Otto will perform March 23 in Mobil Delvac concert.

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West Virginia expected to extend idling limit

Bill extends the rule banning heavy truck idling more than 15 minutes an hour. The bill removes a sunset date of May 1 that was in the original rule.

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TWIC fees cut

Applicants for Transportation Worker Identification Credentials will pay slightly less starting March 19.

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Former operator’s novel immortalizes trail-blazing independents

Fred Afflerbach didn’t set out to launch a trucking career when he took a job working for a Bekins Van Lines-affiliated moving company in Austin, Texas, in high school in the 1970s. He caught the fever all the same. “The owner-operators would come rolling in and the drivers are telling stories and your eyes are popping out of your head,” he says of the days his affliction began. “You work for them loading, and their ...

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