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Fuel prices see another slight drop in most recent week

The cheapest fuel in the country can be found in the Gulf Coast at $2.23 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.318 per gallon.

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Carriers spent more on driver wages, less on fuel in 2015, according to report

For the first time since ATRI first published its annual Operational Costs report, fuel spending was not carriers’ most expensive per-mile line item. Driver wages took the crown in 2015.

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Bill floated in Congress to reduce excise tax on alternative fuel trucks

The tax code currently imposes a 12 percent excise tax on the sale of heavy-duty trucks. The bill's backers said in a press release that alternative fuel trucks, such as natural gas-powered trucks, are more expensive than diesel-powered costs, effectively resulting in a penalty for purchasing an alt-fuel-powered truck. The bill would change that.

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Used truck prices dip on wholesale market, hold on retail side

Updates on pricing trends on the used truck market from J.D. Power & Associates.

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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Josh Skidmore’s duotone calling card

Small fleet owner Josh Skidmore says his signature yellow and white paint scheme is like a personal calling card, and it’s a scheme that’s done him well, having scored the Utah-based operator two Pride & Polish National Championship trophies with two separate trucks.

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Hours reform left out of Senate bill, 34-hour restart future still uncertain

Reports indicated lawmakers would use the bill to fix a “legislative glitch” initiated last December that could remove the 34-hour restart from hours-of-service regulations, meaning truckers could not use a restart if they wanted. But the Senate bill, made public Thursday, includes no such fix.

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‘Way too much way too fast’: Truckers weigh in early on proposed speed limiter rule, other regs

Truckers responding to the DOT's proposed speed limiter mandate weighed in mostly against the rule, but some commenters came down in favor for a variety of speeds -- and others highlighted the strain every new regulation puts on independent business.

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One year in: Lytx ActiveVision camera system

One year after its introduction, the Lytx ActiveVision multi-camera system with "machine vision" tech has been taken up by Swift Transportation, YRC, Melton Truck Lines and Cargo Transporters, among others, the company says.

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Partners in Business tip: Use overdraft protection

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Pushing the limit: In-depth look at the arguments for and against DOT’s truck speed limiter mandate

Proponents’ key point is that capping truck speeds will reduce the number of truck-involved crashes. Opponents of the rule argue the opposite regarding safety, saying that the resulting speed differential between trucks and other vehicles would put all drivers at greater risk. More on both arguments here...

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