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Diesel falls to lowest price since July 2012

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since July 2012 last week, as it fell seven-tenths of a cent to $3.814, according to the Department of Energy.

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Rates fall, but still riding boom from earlier this year

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell in August for the second straight month, as rates come down from the 5-month boom seen between February and June. Internet Truckstop released its monthly rate data Sept. 2.

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Judge orders Pilot, trucking companies to settle fuel rebate lawsuits at November meeting

Pilot Flying J and the seven trucking companies who opted out of a 2013 class-action settlement with the company to sue it separately will meet Nov. 19 to negotiate a settlement.

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ELD, fleet management system maker Omnitracs buying competitor XRS for $178M

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced Sept. 2 that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation for $178 million.

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Simple solution for ending ‘driver shortage,’ survey says: Pay drivers more

Carriers use a wide array of tactics to find and keep drivers, but a results from a recently published survey show there’s overwhelmingly one thing fleets can do to accomplish their recruiting and retention goals: Raise pay for drivers.

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Rates, lanes on Labor Day weekend and beyond: A new resource

Where'd you load Friday? As owner-operator Chad Boblett of the Rate Per Mile Masters Facebook group and Rates and Lanes podcast notes, the answer probably had a lot to do with the rate you were able to negotiate for the long weekend.

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PIB tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider.

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Truck operator backs into on-the-move pancake patron — Could he have prevented the accident?

While making a deliver at a restaurant, truck operator John Doe backed into the car of an unsuspecting patron who was trying to leave the restaurant. Could he have prevented this accident?

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Best of GATS: Pride & Polish champs, Most Beautiful crowning, biz strategy, software highlight 2014 show

The 2014 Great American Trucking Show was held last week and hosted the country's most prestigious show truck competition, equipment displays, educational seminars for owner-operators, live entertainment and more. Here's a rundown of some highlights.

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Agency to study driver pay connection to safety

Does driver pay correlate with safety? FMCSA announced Aug. 28 it hopes to find an answer to that question.

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