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N.C. House passes anti-tolling bill

The North Carolina House of Representatives have approved a measure that would prohibit tolling existing Interstate lanes.

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Navistar hires former Peterbilt GM Bill Kozek as president

Navistar announced Monday, May 20, that it has hired longtime Peterbilt executive Bill Kozek as president of its North America Truck and Parts division.

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LETTER: Do unto drivers as you would have done unto you

A sort of mild-nightmare scenario at a receiver for Prime driver Bob Sauter leads to larger thoughts on the terrible treatment many drivers see from shipping/receiving facility personnel.

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Pilot CEO says he did not know about scheme, all rebates will be repaid

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam said he "was absolutely unaware" of the fraudulent fuel rebate withholding scheme his company and its salespeople allegedly participated in in recent years.

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Floods, bad weather pushed freight availability down in April

Freight volumes on the spot market were down — out of trend — 16 percent in April of this year from April 2012, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, which says that bad weather — like floods in the Midwest — could have been one of the driving forces in the decline. According to DAT, spot market freight volumes usually increase in April. All three segments (van, reefer, flatbed) saw decline in freight volumes. Van ...

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Transportation worker ID program floundering, GAO says

In a report released last week, the Government Accountability Office said that the Transportation Worker Identification Card Program is flopping.

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Mexican bus carrier ordered to cease U.S. operation

Still in the midst of its "Quick Strike" operation started last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Mexican-based bus company Autobuses Zacatecanos to cease all operations in the U.S.

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Pilot sued again in non-class-action suit

Alabama-based carrier Osborn Transportation is suing Pilot for breach of contract and alleged fraud.

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

Diesel reverses downward trend (and highlights from 1,000 weeks of diesel prices)

This week marked the 1,000th week that the Department of Energy had reported a weekly national average diesel price, and in it, the price of on-highway diesel rose 2.1 cents, bringing a 10-week period of consecutive price drops to an end.

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Agency proposes eliminating zero-defect vehicle reports

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hopes to stop requiring that the industry submit and retain driver vehicle inspection reports when zero defects are indicated.

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