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Spot market UP-date, weekend edition: Good news for a change

The weekly demand charts from DAT came in a smidge later than usual this week, so I thought I'd host them here on the blog this time around. Data is for the week prior to Labor Day, and the good news is that volume and load-to-truck ratios rose on the spot market and rates followed, especially for vans and reefers. Van rates added 6 cents, and reefers got 3 cents themselves. Flatbeds gained just a penny per mile. ...

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California Dreamin’: Freddy Velasco’s custom 2003 Peterbilt 379

Stretched frame. Check. Custom paint, interior? Check. Pride & Polish trophies? Oh yes. Catch this video interview with and plenty of views of Freddy Velasco's 2003 Pete from GATS 2015.

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Reefer gonna get ya’

The gargantuan mosquitoes of Alzada, Mont.: "I lost 25 lbs. and a large portion of my cognitive skills, but I gained a new respect for the reefers. All joking aside, thanks for what you do. It ain't easy being wheezy."

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Left-coast gamble: Other CARB regs and deadlines

This last portion of this series details other of CARB's diesel equipment-focused emissions rules, interwoven with its primary truck and bus rule on powertrains.

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Video, pics: Custom 1988 Freightliner

Davis custom-built the FLD after locating it in a salvage yard in 2000 -- today he hauls reefer freight with it primarily between Illinois, Texas, Florida and his home base in Michigan.

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Thermo King launches temperature-control system

The company’s new Precedent line of temperature-control trailer systems reduces fuel costs.

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Great Dane targets corrosion

Dry vans, reefers and flatbed trailers feature several updates aimed at fighting corrosion and new chemicals.

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Roadside Attractions

A trucker helps grant a wish, smoothing the pavement, how to cut tension, a truck gallery and more trucking industry news items are featured.

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In defense of food transport

Tip of the hat to Marathon Trucker Jeff Clark for this one (and, readers, if you'll be at the Great American Trucking Show, beginning this coming Thursday, join Clark and I and Jazzy Jordan, among so many others, at Truckers News' Fit for the Road program's Too Hot to Trot 5K Friday morning).... Self-described “liberal curmudgeon” and historian Stephen Budiansky, writing in the New York Times last Friday, took on stats commonly wielded by champions ...

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Trailer orders surge in March

Commercial trailer net orders have posted year-over year growth for six consecutive months.

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