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Drivewyze, ALK combine mapping and bypass tech for app

Drivewyze and ALK Technologies announced this week a collaboration in which it is integrating key functions of the two individual services into one app, called CoPilot Truck, available on both iOS and Android platforms.

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Prime’s same-sex trainer policy discriminates against women, court says

A U.S. district court has agreed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s determination that the same-sex trainer policy of Prime Inc. is discriminatory.

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Speed limiters, liability insurance hike rules see action, move closer to publication

A rule to require the use of speed limiters on trucks and a rule increasing the minimum insurance requirements for carriers both were sent to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation last week. Both proposed rules are expected to be published this year.

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Fuel card provider Comdata bought for $3.45B

Fleet, virtual card and gift card payment system service Comdata has been sold to FleetCor Technologies from Ceridian LLC for $3.45 billion. The deal is expected to close in December.

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U.S Xpress raising driver pay

U.S. Xpress says it is increasing its base mileage pay for over-the-road, non-dedicated drivers by an average of 13 percent. Its pay increase goes into effect Aug. 25. The carrier says its pay increases is designed to help recruit new drivers and retain current drivers. It’s also eliminating its sliding pay scale in favor of what it says is a simpler pay structure in which drivers will earn their base mileage pay regardless of the length of ...

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Con-way ups driver pay, adds bonus

Con-way Truckload announced it has increased its per-mile pay, increased layover pay and added a new incentive bonus, all of which goes into effect Sept. 7. Con-way says when combined, the compensation changes bring its pay for new-hire experienced drivers to 42.5 cents a mile. The bonus can be earned by reaching certain mileage or continuous employment thresholds, Con-way says, and will be paid as an annual bonus up to 3 cents per mile from the previous ...

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Diesel price continues to tumble, down another cent

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell a cent in the week ended Aug. 11 to $3.843. That’s the sixth straight week the national average price has dropped and the lowest the price has been since the week ended Nov. 18.

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Researchers looking for input on trucking’s top issues

ATRI posted its 2014 Top Industry Issues Survey Aug. 11, and it is asking carriers and other trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top issues of concern for the industry, along with the strategies for addressing them.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

CSA’s Fallout: Where it’s most difficult to improve CSA scores

The continental United States ranked for each state's likelihood to issue a totally violation-free, or "clean," inspection.

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CSA’s Fallout: Where the inspection action is

The top states ranked for inspection activity; Maryland heads up the intensity rankings as in our analysis last year.

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