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POLL: If any, what weigh station bypassing system do you use?

Whether the longstanding PrePass or NorPass systems or newer Drivewyze (or none at all), which system is in your truck? Vote in the poll here and sound off on system utility in the comments.

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I-70 WB in Indiana down to one lane Wed., Sat.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced construction crews will restrict westbound Interstate 70 lanes near U.S. 35, Exit 149, and the truck scale facilities in Richmond.

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Scale bypass options growing for owner-ops: A look at the maps

Scale bypass option networks have grown tremendously since their beginnings just more than 20 years ago. Here's a look at the maps of two of the biggest.

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Diesel prices increase for first time in six weeks

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel increased two cents in the week ending April 20, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Port news: 6-mile line of trucks prompts call for port changes, truckers fight gridlock fees on West Coast

Port gridlock on both sides of the U.S. — and its impact on trucking — sparked push back from trucking groups seeking to fight unreasonable traffic and wait times and fees deemed unfair.

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DAT Keypoint operating software, new features

Smaller and smaller carriers are feeling compelled to run parallel brokerages to satisfy customers, DAT says. Its Keypoint TMS software specifically built for brokerages fills the needs of such customers.

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Electronic DVIRs with KeepTruckin

The KeepTruckin logbook application, functional on operators' Android and iOS devices, pushed out an update recently that expands its driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) functionality.

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Rates hall of fame: Top 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Does knowing historical rate performance on average help you in your day-to-day negotiations and planning? Find 2014 top performing states and Q2 outbound averages nationwide here.

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

Bye-bye CSA scores? Another group calls for removal of public carrier rankings

The Transportation Intermediaries Association has become the latest organization to call on the DOT to remove from public view the carrier percentile rankings in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability trucking regulatory program, saying it has “serious concerns” about the scores’ methodology and correlation (or lack thereof) to crash risk.

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House bill would up fuel taxes to pay for highways, tie rate to inflation

The U.S. House this week introduced a bill that would tie the current flat rate fuel tax to inflation as a long-term highway funding measure and appropriate an immediate $12 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to ensure short-term solvency.

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