Business

Odd, but effective: Negotiate doctor visit prices

Try negotiating the cost of your doctor visits.Insurance companies do it. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to.

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Rush centers prosper with oil field development

The Texas oil and gas field boom of the last few years has also been a boom for much of the state’s economy, and that includes the Rush Truck Centers facility in San Antonio.

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Don’t pay for the privilege to haul

Second Wind Transport independent owner-operator Greg Trott was offered a load recently he would have paid out of pocket to haul -- had he made the wrong decision and taken it.

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Diesel dips, falls below $4

After spending two weeks hovering just above the $4, the national average price for a gallon of diesel dropped to $3.991, falling 3.6 cents during the week ended Dec. 10.

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Crash-related deaths rise among truck occupants

Crash-related fatalities among occupants of large trucks rose 20 percent in 2011, while the overall number of highway deaths in 2011 fell to levels not seen since the 1940s.

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Obama applauds Detroit Diesel’s new plant

Obama visits to praise the company for its $120 million investment into a Redford, Mich.-based plant to build its DT12 automated-manual transmission.

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Pilot program with Mexico comes under fire in court

Federal judges heard oral arguments presented on the cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico Dec. 6.

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DOE: Natural gas will eat into diesel consumption

By 2040, use of natural gas in heavy-duty vehicles will have displaced about 700,000 barrels per day of other heavy-duty fuels, like diesel, says the Department of Energy.

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House bill would force hair drug testing program for truckers

A bill introduced this week into the House would force the U.S. Department of Transportation's hand on making carriers use hair samples to test truckers for drug use as opposed to urine samples if made law.

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Freight, the economy and alt fuels: CCJ Symposium roundup

The Symposium delved into use of natural gas, the future of fuel surcharges, what freight will be like in 2013 and what to look for when buying equipment.

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