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Liner protrusion and why it’s critical

Bruce Mallinson | November 05, 2014

Liner protrusion refers to how far the cylinder liner protrudes above the spacer plate on the top of the block. If the liner does not protrude enough, the head gasket can, and will, fail.

Liability insurance increase for carriers could see delay, may never come, ATA says

| November 05, 2014

Owner-operator concerns over regulators’ seemingly quick work to produce a rule to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance trucking companies must have could be much ado about nothing, says ATA's chief of advocacy.

Trucking labor disputes: Teamsters win another FedEx victory, court orders benefits payback in misclass case

| November 04, 2014

The Teamsters have scored another victory at FedEx — the labor union’s second overall win at the parcel giant and second within the last month. Also, a California port trucker has been awarded $9,000 for unreceived benefits in a 'misclassification' case.

Internet Truckstop releases rebuilt load-finding app

| November 04, 2014

Internet Truckstop announced this week it has released a completely rebuilt version of its ITS Trucker app, available for devices running both iOS and Android.

White House clears FMCSA request for comment on potential insurance increase rule

| November 04, 2014

The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is intended to seek trucking industry input before FMCSA potentially produces a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Final Rule.

Diesel price down nearly 30 cents a gallon since early July

| November 03, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.2 cents in the week ended Nov. 3 to $3.623, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, as the country’s diesel price remains at a near four-year low.

Detention time’s impact on safety, productivity: ATRI wants carrier input

| November 03, 2014

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for input from the trucking industry on the impact of detention time on safety and productivity.

TA to close on VA I-81, cutting 129 parking spaces

| November 03, 2014

TravelCenters of America at Virginia’s I-81 Exit 150 will permanently close at 4 p.m. Nov. 15. The stop has 129 parking spaces that will be lost, which likely will add to the already exiting parking problems on I-81.

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