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Kenworth dealer hosts natural gas event

More than 350 truck and fleet operators learned about new available equipment and the future of natural gas fuel in the trucking industry at a recent show held by Kenworth of Indianapolis / Palmer Trucks at the Indiana State Fair Grounds. The annual show drew 88 industry suppliers and featured free training sessions on grant writing, maintenance and the new federal braking requirements. “Truck operators and their technicians got a lot of great information about spec’ing choices, ...

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Freight TSI dips in October

The index is 4 percent higher than in October 2010.

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Rush Truck Centers crowns top techs

It was a hot time in Ol' San Antone as Rush Truck Centers topped off its sixth annual technician challenge with Rush truck technicians competing in various events, including OE engine, refuse, medium duty and heavy duty. The awards banquet Dec. 13 kicked off with a bang when reigning NASCAR champ Tony Stewart made a surprise visit to commend the finalists for their dedication and hard work. Rush is a sponsor of Stewart's racing team. The Rush ...

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Safety board urges total cell phone use ban by all drivers

NTSB’s recommendation would have to be adopted separately by each U.S. state since states have authority over driver behavior.

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U.S. Xpress’ Patrick Quinn dead at 65

Carrier co-chairman served as chairman of the American Trucking Associations and chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association.

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FMCSA proposes to target reincarnated carriers

Agency has proposed to amend its rules of practice for motor carrier, intermodal equipment provider, broker and freight forwarder.

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Driver turnover increases

Turnover rate for truckload drivers at large fleets rose to 89 percent in the third quarter of 2011, the fourth straight quarterly increase, ATA said.

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Internet Truckstop: Load availability falls

Loads nationally decreased 11 percent in the latest week from the previous week, while load searching increased 11 percent.

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Diesel price drops third week

Over the last three weeks, the national price has dropped 11.6 cents.

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Occupy demonstrators move against ports

Assemblies were reported for California ports and action was planned for other West Coast ports.

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