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Cargo theft numbers fall in 2012

As fleets, owners and drivers have responded to cargo theft's rise in recent years with more security and watch, cargo thefts in 2012 dropped in 2011, thought just slightly.

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Hours of service, CSA top targets for House transportation committee

The transportation committee in the U.S. House said it intends to target hours of service rules, CSA and state tolls in the upcoming term.

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More states working on APU weight exemptions

On Jan. 23, Missouri and New Hampshire legislatures held hearings on bills that would allow the auxiliary power unit weight exemption permitted on trucks to be increased.

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California group continues court battle over emissions regs

The California Construction Trucking Association has appealed a December 2012 ruling that CCTA says was a non-decision in its nearly two-year-long case with CARB's truck regulations.

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Minnesota to use cameras at truck stops, rest areas to help truckers find parking

The Minnesota DOT announced a testing program at a rest area in which cameras in the parking lot will find and notify truckers of available parking.

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Changing trucking for the better

Overdrive columnist Kevin Rutherford's suggestion that owner-operators build personal tribes to share information and advocate for positive industry change drew praise, commentary.

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Hodyon recalls all Dynasys APUs

Hodyon, maker of the Dynasys auxiliary power units, announced this week on its website that it has "determined a potential safety risk" with all Dynasys APU models and is asking Dynasys owners to discontinue use.

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CSA audit begins as data quality comes into question

The DOT Inspector General wants to gauge whether FMCSA has in place adequate measures to make sure that the quality of data being used to evaluate carriers is sufficient.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

The price of eating on the road

Wendy Parker says the $300 a week she and her husband George spend on food is pretty bare bones. What is your weekly budget for food?.

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Supreme Court will hear ATA case against Port of Los Angeles

ATA's lawsuit against the Port of Los Angeles' and its 2008 requirements of carriers in regards to using only company drivers and not independent contractors is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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