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TMS provider integrates Truckstop.com’s LoadPay

MercuryGate's TMS has integrated Truckstop.com's secure LoadPay payment platform enables 3PLs, brokers and shippers to schedule automated payments to carriers while offering the option of PayMeNow for quick pay.

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Diesel dips another fraction of a penny

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell for the second straight week -- albeit, only slightly -- during the week ending Sept. 12, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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ATA also asks for extension of speed limiter comment period, says rule ‘dramatic departure’ from request

The American Trucking Associations has filed a request with the Department of Transportation asking it to extend the 60-day comment public comment period on the DOT's recent proposal to require speed governors on heavy-duty trucks. The carrier lobbying group joins the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in making such a request.

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OOIDA: Speed limiter rule comment period too short

The owner-operator trade group says its members need more than the current 60-day comment period to “adequately respond” to regulators proposed rule to require trucks weighing more than 27,000 pounds to use a speed governor that limits truck speeds to an undetermined speed, likely 60, 65 or 68 mph.

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‘Border effect’ on inspections: Update

Among the four states on the U.S.-Mexico border, inspection numbers overall are among the highest in the nation. All four states rank in the top 10 for inspection intensity.

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Spot market UP-date, weekend edition: Good news for a change

The weekly demand charts from DAT came in a smidge later than usual this week, so I thought I'd host them here on the blog this time around. Data is for the week prior to Labor Day, and the good news is that volume and load-to-truck ratios rose on the spot market and rates followed, especially for vans and reefers. Van rates added 6 cents, and reefers got 3 cents themselves. Flatbeds gained just a penny per mile. ...

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Common ground: New Mexico’s inspection-heavy enforcement program

Capt. Greg Kerr of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s truck-enforcement unit has thoughts about highway safety that truck drivers may find familiar and sensible. Chiefly: He understands that four-wheelers are ‘part of the problem’ with safety.

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Swift boss Jerry Moyes retiring

Swift Transportation’s Jerry Moyes, founder and CEO of the country’s largest truckload carrier, will retire at the end of 2016, the company announced this week. Moyes founded Swift with a single truck 50 years ago. Swift’s fleet now has more than 20,000 trucks.

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Despite changing emissions regs, ‘Gliders are here to stay,’ says Fitzgerald rep

“We’re confident we’ll be able to test our products and meet the new standards,” says Fitzgerald's Stu McLaughin of the looming Phase 2 emissions standards set by the EPA and the DOT. Fitzgerald has already started research work to set its benchmark to begin working toward compliance with the new regs, he says.

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Slumping truck sales push Navistar International to $34M quarterly loss

Revenue in the quarter slid 18 percent to $2.1 billion thanks in part to soft industry conditions, primarily in the Class 8 market. Navistar’s truck segment recorded a loss of $54 million in the third quarter, compared with a year-ago third quarter loss of $36 million.

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