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Owning a trailer can pay off in more ways than one

Putting the owner-operator in ownership of the trailer drastically reduces maintenance problems, as well as the downtime that comes with them.

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Indicators: Shipper conditions improve, tonnage rebounds

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index improved in October from September, but the research firm forecasts that conditions at the end of 2012 and into 2013 will worsen.

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Agency orders six carriers, one driver to shut down

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has been on a cleaning sweep since late November.

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Vehicle Miles Traveled tax proposed in House

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) proposed a bill into the House that would, if passed, implement a pilot program to test the feasibility of a tax on miles traveled.

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One hauler’s rate benchmark and more on pricing

Two operators share views on methods toward boosting rates to profitable levels -- one offering a perspective in favor of price re-regulation.

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NY decides against truck toll hikes

A preliminary plan to raise tolls on truck drivers traveling the New York Thruway has been scrapped in favor of a new plan that involves shoring up spending and better asset management.

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Truckpocalypse: What happens when America’s trucks stop

If all trucks in the U.S. were halted tomorrow, what would happen with water and food supplies, fuel availability, healthcare, banks, the retail segment, manufacturing and emergency responders?

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Navistar records $3 billion net loss in 2012

Navistar reported a loss of $2.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, stemming largely from restructuring efforts and warranty claims on its 2010 MaxxForce engines.

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

Diesel prices continue to tumble

The average price in the U.S. for a gallon of diesel dropped again this week — 4.6 cents to $3.945.

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ATA, agency to square off in court over hours rule

The American Trucking Associations will present oral arguments against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule March 15.

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