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Diesel price down a penny, about 30 cents lower year over year

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel dropped one cent in the week ended Oct. 14 to $3.834. The price has now dropped five consecutive weeks.

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Diesel price still projected to fall in 2013, further in 2014

The Dept. of Energy forecasts the price for a gallon of on-highway diesel will be $3.93 in 2013 and drop to $3.76 in 2014.

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More you can do if you do not support protest calls

The truckers' shutdown/strike/protest is moving forward and gaining lots of media attention. The Letstruck team has spent the last three days writing, calling and e-mailing every news organization we can find contact info for. I have written a list of reasons why I do not support this group, and we have sent dozens of hard copies of it overnight, have e-mailed it hundreds of times and we have left phone messages everywhere. Last night, we ...

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SAF-Holland fifth wheels now option on International trucks

SAF-Holland, a global manufacturer of fifth wheels, announced that its Holland standard-duty fifth-wheel models are now a published option on Navistar’s International truck models and available for online installation.

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How to start and stick with a retread program

One prevalent frustration in the commercial tire industry is that many owner-operators remain suspicious of retreads. As a consequence, they lack a coherent used tire program – and experts say they simply are throwing money away.

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Diesel price tumbling, down 8.4 cents in 4 weeks

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped again in the most recent week — ended Oct. 7 — falling 2.2 cents to a $3.897.

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Use your head: Don’t shut down Oct. 11-13

"Let's make sure that the public knows there are members of the trucking industry that are informed and are a part of the political process and are not anarchist thugs."

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Four wheeler wildly passes, gets hit by big rig — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe was passed by a crazed sports car driver and then hit the car when it lost control. Could he have prevented the accident? His carrier says so.

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

Battling engine inefficiency and emissions together

The government is concerned about emissions, and so is trucking. Fortunately, the same things that reduce emissions also make your truck more efficient and profitable, writes engine shop owner Bruce Mallinson.

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CRST Expedited spending $10 million on upping driver pay

CRST Expedited has announced it will be increasing its pay for all drivers with a $10 million investment intended to retain existing drivers and attract new ones, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company said.

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