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Daimler announces mass layoff at Freightliner manufacturing plant

Freightliner parent company Daimler Trucks North America issued in late December layoff warnings to nearly 1,000 employees at its Cleveland, North Carolina, truck manufacturing plant.

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Debate set to resume on state’s trucks-only toll plan

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo’s truck-only toll proposal faces increased opposition when legislators return to work this week.

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Last lawsuit against Pilot Flying J in fuel rebate scheme refiled, carrier claims Pilot targeted ‘mom and pop’ carriers

Wright Transportation out of Mobile filed its suit Dec. 11, 2015, in Mobile County, Alabama, again restating its claims that Pilot intentionally and fraudulently scammed carriers out of tens of millions of dollars in owed fuel rebates.

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Cummins certified for 2017 EPA emissions regs

Cummins has announced it has received certification for its lineup of on-highway diesel and natural gas engines from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Building the shipper customer base for freight

With expected long-term demand for capacity, it’s a good time for independents and small fleets to work toward securing contract freight direct with shippers.

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Fleets choose Transflo Mobile+ to ease driver workflow

Pegasus TransTech, a mobile and business process automation provider, signed three new clients to its Transflo Mobile+ application. MGR Freight System, Classic Carriers and Page Transportation are adding Mobile+ to their business processes, integrating load details, messaging and driver validation capabilities into their workflows. Pegasus TransTech recently designed a new portal to enable clients to personalize the way information is presented to commercial drivers. Clients can use self-service functionality to manage video notifications, ensuring drivers have ...

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Another medical certification cautionary tale: Eric Toms’ cancelled CDL privileges

Eric Toms' medical certification lapsed by just one week early in 2015 -- late in the year, when he went to renew his CDL, he found it had been cancelled, without word one from the DMV.

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Holiday spot market update: Freight activity falls, though demand boosted with weather

Van load posts on DAT load boards slowed by 22 percent, and truck posts declined 33 percent, during the Christmas holiday week. Weather-led disruptions boosted demand in spots.

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Pay less for insurance

While the liability minimum debate continues, you can still lower your premium.

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Top 10 stories of 2015: ELD mandate, $65k minimum driver pay, inspection blitz effects and more

Concluding the year's top story countdown — 2015's biggest stories for owner-operators include a federal ELD mandate, CSA score removal, long-term highway funding, a modernized revamp of a classic tractor and more.

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