Business

Diesel prices drop slightly nationwide

Prices during the week stayed relatively stable, with the most significant increase coming in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices increased 2.9 cents, and the most significant decrease came in the Gulf Coast, where prices dropped 1.8 cents.

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Texas cuts trucker tolls on SH 130 to alleviate I-35 congestion

Trucks with both TxTag and Pay-By-Mail will save 33 percent on SH 130/SH 45 SE from the I-35 exit in Georgetown to US 183 exit in Buda between April 18 and Oct. 31. On that same segment, trucks with TxTag will receive a 75 percent discount Nov. 1 through Aug. 31.

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Trucking employment tumbles for second straight month

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment fell by 2,400 jobs in the month of March, according to preliminary figures reported last week by the Department of Labor, again bucking the overall trend of the U.S. economy's employment numbers.

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‘All the money in the world’ may not be enough to solve trucking’s parking crisis, panelists say

Simply adding more parking spaces, even along busy freight corridors, likely wouldn’t fix the country’s widespread truck parking shortage, said four panelists at a seminar held last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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DAT exits ELD market, pushes forward with mobile integration

Well-known freight-matching service provider DAT is exiting the electronic logging device (ELD) market just several months after its entrance with the small-fleet/owner-operator-focused InView product.

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Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills wins three major journalism awards

Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills won Best Series for CSA’s Data Trail, a continuation of the series that received business-to-business media’s highest honor, the Grand Neal, in 2014. He also won Neals for Best Data Journalist and Best Range of Work.

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BlackBerry introduces device to allow real-time trailer tracking, monitoring

BlackBerry announced last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show it is bringing to the U.S. marketplace a trailer monitoring system that allows carriers to track their trailers in real-time and provide detailed reports based on the data derived by the system.

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Owner-ops voice concerns over ELDs, give feedback on potential ‘Beyond Compliance’ program

MATS 2016

Truck drivers, fleet personnel and owner-operator advocates voiced their concerns at the Mid-America Trucking Show about the DOT's electronic logging device mandate and provided their thoughts on the “Beyond Compliance” program the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is required to establish.

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Navistar pays $7.5 million to settle SEC accusations that it misled investors about 2010 emissions compliance

The SEC also announced April 1 it has brought charges against former Navistar CEO Dan Ustian, claiming the truck and engine maker's former boss misled investors about the company's ability to meet 2010 emissions standards.

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Rand McNally introduces low-cost ELD that interfaces with smartphone

MATS 2016

When paired with a driver’s existing Android phone or Rand McNally navigation tablet, Ravi Kodavarti, Rand McNally’s director of product management says the ELD 50 creates a secure compliance solution that will meet federal ELD mandates, which take effect next year.

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