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Diesel prices climb again

For the fourth straight week, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel increased this week. The price gained 2 cents to $2.924, according to the Department of Energy. Compared with a year ago, the national average price is 90.7 cents a gallon higher. All regions reported higher prices. Increases ranged from less than a penny on the West Coast and New England to 3.3 cents in the Rocky Mountain area. New England, the Central ...

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Diesel prices up again

Compared with a year ago, the national average price is 90.7 cents a gallon higher.

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Testing firm guilty of fraud

Michael R. Bennett and his company, Workplace Compliance Inc., both pled guilty to three counts of wire fraud.

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Examiner guilty of CDL test results falsification

Harold G. Stewart, a third-party commercial drivers’ license examiner, pled guilty to one count of making a false statement.

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CRST Malone doubles referrals

Under the new referral program, any CRST Malone independent contractor who refers another driver will receive $1,000 for an independent contractor.

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Mack ranks as top exporter

Mack Trucks finished 2009 as the leading exporter of heavy-duty North American trucks.

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Spot freight index up 215% in February

TransCore’s spot marketplace soars year-over-year, within 5 percent of record level.

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Allis-Chalmers on-highway engines? — Ted Streit’s restoration adventures…

Mercer leased owner-operator Ted Streit also happens to be the owner of a shop doing custom and restoration work in Suring, Wis., called Fast Transport. More than a year ago, he called me up after seeing some coverage of fellow Wisconsin resident (Sparta) and owner-operator Paul Sagehorn's restoration of two original TV KWs, one from the Movin' On series and the other a last-season B.J. and the Bear rig I followed from discovery to the finish (you ...

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The grand gesture — rival Maine log-hauling families spar

The Pelletiers and the Crawfords of Maine are known far and wide for their success in the log-hauling business in the north woods, the Pelletiers the subject of the Discovery Channel's American Loggers series, which I wrote about in December when they took delivery of a couple new Mack Titans. The Crawfords, meanwhile, deserve and have gotten plenty recognition of their own. Their mostly Western Star fleet trucks are not strangers to media treatment. I wrote ...

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Baltimore columnist: ‘Can’t avoid jackknifing? Don’t be a truck driver’

Michael Dresser, writing in the Baltimore Sun after the deluge of snow that blanketed the East Coast over the Super Bowl weekend, singled out several jackknifed rigs and their drivers in the Baltimore area as "Public Enemy No. 1." One such jackknifing incident, he writes, turned I-95 into a parking lot for the entirety of that Saturday afternoon. In a more recent follow-up column, Dresser reveals that the response from truckers around the nation was voluminous, ...

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