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Top 10 most intense states for maintenance, brake violations

Texas, California and Virginia top the list -- even with the reported priority drift toward an emphasis on traffic enforcement, violations of the FMCSRs remained dominated by vehicle-related violations.

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Midwest refinery problems lead to 8.5-cent jump in U.S. diesel price last week

Diesel prices jumped significantly this week by 8.5 cents across the U.S., according to a weekly report from the ProMiles' Fuel Surcharge Index.

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Rates continued to tumble in September, all three major truckload segments decline

Average per-mile rates on the spot market in all three major truckload segments fell in September from August, according to data from Truckstop.com, following up on big drops seen in August. Here are the numbers.

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FMCSA looking to make minor changes in language of federal inspection regs

The FMCSA has proposed amendments to several provisions in the FMCSRs after petition requests from CVSA and ATA, and recommendations from the NTSB.

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Watch out in the Midwest — Diesel prices rising rapidly due to refinery problems

Indiana alone has seen a 8.2-cent a gallon increase since Wednesday, and Ohio has seen a 7-cent jump in its average fuel price in the last 24 hours.

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Mega-carrier Celadon purchases 850-truck Tango Transport, Tango laying off 80 workers

Celadon Trucking has purchased certain equipment-based assets of truckload carrier Tango Transport. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tango, an 850-truck carrier, also has notified the Louisiana Workforce Commission that it will be laying off up to 80 workers.

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Pat Finley on catastrophic California accident: ‘A Monday I should have stayed in bed’

Trucker Pat Finley tells the story of an accident in California whose aftermath was video'd by a reporter: "I didn't have a dashcam, but if I did it would have been destroyed with the brand-new 2015 Peterbilt."...

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Driver avoids rear-end accident — without spilling a drop of coffee

At once, the driver was focused on the car that cut him off. If he'd been watching up ahead, the hard-braking event that triggered the camera and the subsequent jump up onto a curb might have also been avoided.

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National van freight — end-of-quarter rush boosts volume, demand

Rate trend of the week: End-of-quarter van volume boost leads national demand surge -- declining fuel surcharges, however, balance overall rate picture.

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Trucker at center of classification fight heads to White House for ‘Worker Voice’ panel

A California truck driver involved in the ongoing labor issues that have troubled West Coast ports for years is one of the panelists in a White House conference on workers’ rights Wednesday.

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