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Trucking added 700 jobs in April

The for-hire trucking industry added 700 jobs in the month of April, according to preliminary figures reported by the Department of Labor.

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Wreck on a foggy highway: Preventable or Not?

Scenario: Trucker John Doe was rolling down a rural highway in a shroud of early-morning fog at the posted limit of 55 mph when a pickup pulled out in front of him at an intersection and the two vehicles collided. Was this preventable or not?

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Reefer, van spot markets in the last week — rates steady, volumes on the rise

National average rates held steady for vans last week, as gains in the Southeast and some California markets were offset by declining rates in the Midwest and Northeast. For reefers, markets in Calif., Ga., Fla., Ark. and Texas gained a lot in load volume.

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Partners in Business tip: Remember the warranty during truck loan negotiations

When you are negotiating for a truck loan, make sure your dealership is able to service your truck and that warranty work and downtime will have the least possible effect on your driving time and miles. Get warranty agreements in writing and make sure you understand them.

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House members tell FMCSA to halt carrier rating rule until CSA’s fixed

A group of 36 members in the U.S. House have sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s top dog, Acting Administrator Scott Darling, urging him and his agency to halt work on its new Safety Fitness Determination carrier rating system pending the FAST Act-required reforms to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.

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OOIDA expects ruling on ELD mandate by year’s end

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says it expects the courts to rule by year’s end on whether or not to uphold a DOT rule to require truckers to use electronic logging devices to track hours of service.

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I wish to remain upright and unbroken

"No matter how tired you are, you have to get your butt up and clean up the messes, so the path to the porch is clear. Because you can't dance for a living."

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Rand McNally releases updated annual atlas

The atlas features truck-navigable routes, state and province restrictions, and low clearance locations.

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Diesel average hits highest mark of 2016

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel in the U.S. is now $2.266, the highest prices have been since December 21.

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April rates report: All three segments climb for first time in a year

The upswings are bright spots in an abysmal showing since last spring, with all three segments posting rate declines nearly each month since peaking last June.

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