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Lucas Oil founder’s early days

| March 28, 2012

Forrest Lucas said he bought his first truck when he was 21, and he and his wife eventually expanded to 14 trucks.

Heartland wins carrier award

| March 27, 2012

Heartland Express Inc., based in North Liberty, Iowa, has been named the 2011 Winegard Truckload Carrier of the Year, the Burlington, Iowa-based antenna maker said. The award is the first such honor from the antenna maker ...

Surface trade with Canada, Mexico increases

| March 27, 2012

Surface transportation trade between the United States and Canada and Mexico in January increased 11.5 percent over January 2011.

For-hire trucking index rises in February

| March 27, 2012

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted truck tonnage index increased 5.5 percent in February from a year earlier.

FMCSA offers preview of safety measurement changes

| March 27, 2012

These changes are the first in a series of improvements to the safety measurement system that FMCSA will make up to twice a year.

Shippers’ group defends hours rule in court

| March 27, 2012

NASSTRAC is intervening to defend the FMCSA ruling that maintains the daily driving time at 11 hours.

Broker groups disagree about bond proposals

Jill Dunn | March 27, 2012

A proposed broker bond increase to $100,000 is at the center of the dispute.

T680’s design aids driving experience

Jack Roberts | March 27, 2012

Kenworth engineers spent five years working on the new T680’s design, and it shows – inside and out.

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