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KeepTruckin redesigns logbook app

Added functionality in KeepTruckin's update include the storage of multiple vehicles and odometer readings in your log form, improved hours entry and editing and more.

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On average, how long do you drive per day?

Given the late attention to those in the supply chain who would waste drivers' time unnecessarily, this poll probes just how much Overdrive readers really use of their daily maximum 11 hours drive time.

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Caterpillar, Navistar partnership ends on Cat trucks, each to make own lineup

Navistar and Caterpillar each announced Tuesday, July 28, they're ending their partnership, an arrangement under which Navistar produced and engineered Cat-branded CT-series trucks since 2011.

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Diesel price hits lowest point in nearly six years

With a 5.9-cent drop this week, the U.S.' average per-gallon diesel price fell to its lowest point since October 2009, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Cadle Transport 2013 Coronado glider, small fleet rise from recession’s ashes

Small fleet owner Ben Cadle launched his business with his own authority in 2007, right as the financial world was starting to collapse under its own weight. His 2013 show-worthy glider illustrates his subsequent, ongoing success.

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EPA to hold public hearings on upcoming fuel economy, emissions regs; comment period extended

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation has announced public hearings for Phase II of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

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CSA-reforming highway bill hits roadblock, still could pass Senate this week

Congress is now days away from the latest expiration of U.S. highway funds, and lawmakers must come to an agreement on how to proceed: The Senate’s long-term measure or the House’s short-term measure.

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Fleet Focus: Con-way Freight, J.R. Schugel, C.H. Robinson

Fleets today are concerned with making sure their drivers are happy and that they’ll stay happy and stick around, and nothing makes drivers happier than good pay, new equipment and a few add-ons in their truck to help make their downtime on the road a little more pleasant. To that end, Con-way Freight recently purchased 875 new Daimler Freightliner tractors to replace older units as part of its 2015 fleet replacement cycle. “We have listened to ...

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

CVSA’s surprise inspection spree put 14 percent out-of-service for brake violations

CVSA checked brakes on 6,337 commercial motor vehicles during its annual unannounced brake check day May 6, the enforcement group announced this week, resulting in a 14.2 percent out-of-service rate overall.

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Port truckers strike again over wage theft claims, feds intervene in port deal

Truckers at California’s Pacific 9 have begun what the Teamsters have described as an “indefinite strike,” aiming to be classified as employees instead of independent contractors.

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