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Top 10 toughest states on hours of service violations

Oregon was the 2013 leader on this list, and its percentage of issued hour infractions fell by only a point in our analysis of the 2014 data. Three states rose to a much larger degree in the hours rankings...

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Volvo dismisses carrier’s claims in lawsuit over natural gas truck fire

A Pennsylvania-based carrier filed a lawsuit last month against Volvo Trucks over alleged breach of warranty after one of the carrier's year-model 2014 compressed natural gas-powered tractors caught fire. Volvo says the claims lack merit.

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Mack the latest truck maker to pull out of 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show

Mack Trucks late last week became the fourth trucking OEM to announce it would skip the 2016 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), scheduled for March 31-April 2 in Louisville, Ky.

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U.S. diesel average nears $2.50, at lowest point in over 6 years

The average price for a gallon of diesel is now $2.514 — the lowest since July 2009.

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Kevin Rutherford reveals owner-operators’ most oft-overlooked and untapped resource

Audio of Rutherford's talk at the GATS Saturday: "There is nothing more powerful than education. ... If you are not listening to something and learning something actively every day, you are missing out on the biggest advantage you have."

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Driver retention mobile app company wins Truck Tank

Max Farrell and Andrew Kirpalani, creators of the WorkHound app, won the first-ever Truck Tank competition at the Great American Trucking Show.

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NG1 TechFlo says it guarantees 10 percent increase in fuel economy

“I’m chasing zero emissions, and we’re doing it mostly through fuel savings,” said NG1 TechFlo Exhaust CTO Dustin Nord. “We work on everything diesel up to Class 8 trucks. We’ve done this through a new theory of fluid dynamics.”

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Flatbed demand: Hot states, local markets

Spot market flatbed freight availability tumbled 13 percent last week after a prior-week gain, DAT reported. Local opportunities in places like Houston, Texas, an otherwise low-demand state in the latest update.

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ATA rebutts Teamsters, other labor groups on drug testing changes, urges Congress to allow hair tests

The trucking industry lobbyist’s letter comes a week after the Teamsters, the transportation branch of the AFL-CIO, the ACLU and a coalition of 14 other labor advocacy groups called on Congress to remove the drug testing reform measure from the DRIVE Act highway bill, which passed the Senate last month.

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Truck It Smart load board introducing ‘required pricing’ for posted loads

Truck It Smart has made the pricing option for those posting loads directly a "requirement," the CEO says in an open letter advocating for greater rate transparency.

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