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Speed limiter rule projected to be published next week, per DOT report

Following its recent stamp of approval by the White House, the DOT's rule to require speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks is now expected to be published next Friday.

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Making the truck acquisition decision: To lease or purchase?

Rising equipment, maintenance costs drive closer looks at options old and new for acquiring a truck by purchase, lease-purchase or full-service lease deal.

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Downward trend continues for fuel prices in most recent week

All regions saw a decrease with the most significant coming in the West Coast less California region, where prices dropped 1.3 cents.

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OOIDA in latest legal filing: ELD mandate too costly, too intrusive

OOIDA again argues in its latest brief the rule violates truckers’ 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizures and does not meet Congress’ requirements for the rule. The group also argues the mandate still opens the door for truckers to be harassed by their employers via the devices and does not stand up to a cost benefit analysis.

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Proposed federal rule to govern truck speeds to be published soon

A proposed federal rule to require the use of speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks has cleared its final hurdle in the regulatory process and will likely be published in the coming weeks. The rule will set a speed limit for on-highway trucks.

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Pay attention to these factors driving physical damage insurance costs for owner-operators

“Typically, the stated value of the vehicle is important, but the driving factor behind premiums is the MVR,” said Courtney Wilson, president of 1st Guard Insurance Co.

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ATRI program aims to ease congestion along major truck freight corridors

After an April report from ATRI that found congestion cost the trucking industry nearly $50 billion in 2014, the group set out to address such congestion through an Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) program.

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Trucker gets squeezed into crash in downtown delivery: Preventable or not?

Trucker John Doe tried to merge back into traffic after making a delivery in downtown rush-hour traffic. But an impatient cab driver mashed the gas to try to maneuver around Doe’s rig, causing the two vehicles to collide. Could Doe have prevented this accident?

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How Covenant relies on teams for its edge

The company has about 900 teams and 375 solo drivers. About 90 of the trucks are owner-operated. For hazmat-certified owner-operators, the team opportunities include 100 percent no-touch freight, $1.03 per mile, a safety bonus, a $1,000 monthly bonus to each team that runs 15,000 miles, and other benefits.

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New mobile app from C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson announced the release of Navisphere Carrier, a mobile app designed with greater levels of automation to support carriers working with the 3PL.

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