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Indicators: Tonnage index up, orders down

Three indicators of the trucking economy's current state and potential future trends show slightly mixed readings this week.

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85 mph highway opens in Texas

Wednesday marked the opening of the new 85 mph speed limit on Texas State Highway 130, where a 40-mile section of the highway between San Antonio and Austin now has the nation's highest speed limit.

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Va.’s new U.S. 460 to charge $11.72 toll

When Virginia opens the new Route 460 in 2018, truckers will pay $11.72 to drive the entire 55-mile extension, while the current route will remain toll free.

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Another CSA audit in the works

House Reps. John J Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Peter Defazio (D-Ore.) have asked the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General for an audit on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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Smartphone stranglehold

A June 2012 study by GreenRoad says smartphones are steadily becoming “standard equipment” for drivers, as 67 percent of the fleet manager respondents said that either all or most of their drivers have smartphones.

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Diesel drops 3.4 cents

Following a 5.6-cent per gallon drop in diesel last week, the national average retail diesel price has dropped 3.4 cents to $4.116 a gallon this week.

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Navistar, Cummins reach engine parts agreement

Navistar and Cummins have finalized an agreement in which Cummins will supply Navistar with parts for its SCR system.

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Members of military can get CDL away from home

President Obama signed the Military CDL Act of 2012, enabling members of the U.S. military to receive training for and obtain a commercial driver's license in states other than their home state.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Judge asks for amendments to ‘hot fuel’ settlement

Adjusted settlement motions have been filed in the "hot fuel" case after the judge presiding over the multi-district case asked nearly all of the refiners and retailers to adjust proposals.

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Obama, Romney show no substance on fuel prices

Take two of the Obama-Romney 2012 debate season offered no substance on the role of government in fuel prices, despite current efforts to rein in speculation: ultimately, there's a reason for that.

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