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Diesel price flat week to week, remains down from 2012

The national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel did not move in the week ended Sept. 9 from the previous week, holding at $3.981 a gallon, ending a 3-week upswing.

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FMCSA says it’s researching crash weighting in CSA scores

FMCSA is studying the feasibility of incorporating crash accountability into Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores and plans to release its Crash Weighting Research Plan sometime this year, the agency says.

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Trucking employment sees no activity, July numbers slashed

The for-hire trucking industry saw no gains or losses in employment in August, but July's initial estimates were downwardly revised from 6,300 jobs gained to just 400.

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Readers split on government, industry solutions to detention

Though all recognize the problem, grown ever more onerous with further restrictions on drivers' hours with the new rules. Here, find a round-up of views and some examples of detention success.

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ATRI: Cost of trucking fell in 2012 due to driver pay decrease

A trucking business cost $1.63 a mile to operate in 2012, according to a recently released report from the American Transportation Research Institute, down 4 percent from 2011 and driven mostly by a decrease in driver wages.

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Diesel price sees largest week-to-week increase since February

The national average price of on-highway diesel rose 6.8 cents this week — the highest week-to-week jump since February — coming on the heels of increased likelihood of U.S. military intervention in Syria.

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Driver shortage: Veteran operators’ views on who’s filling it

In the final installment of this series, longtime drivers Kenny Frye, Jim Hoskins, John Minders and Mike Hogan offer views on the quality of professional entering the industry today.

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Spot market rates continued fall in August

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell in all three segments in August — the first time all three have dropped since January.

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

Too little too late? New grants for CARB upgrades

News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.

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Shooting for 10 mpg and beyond

Detailing the next Kevin Rutherford Signature trucks and trailers utilizing pre-emissions Fitzgerald Glider Kits engine technology among many more features toward max fuel economy.

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