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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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Con-way drivers say ‘no’ to Teamsters in latest vote

The Teamsters Union was dealt a blow this week from Con-way workers, as employees at Con-way Freight’s maintenance facility in Portland, Ore., voted to reject representation by the union.

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Fuel prices resume steady summer decline

After a week of little change, the country's average diesel price resumed its steady downfall, with prices dropping 5.4 cents during the week ending Aug. 24, according to the Energy Department.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Swift ordered to pay owner-operator $2.6 million after trailer squashed his foot

The jury has awarded the owner-operator $2.6 million for physical and mental pain, medical expenses and past and future lost wages.

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National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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