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Survey: Public likes truckers, favors speed limiters

According to a recent survey commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, 60 percent of survey respondents said they have a favorable view of the trucking industry.

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Tech news from ATA: PeopleNet partners with Samsung, Omnitracs releases nav system, driver monitoring systems get updates

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition is taking place this week in Philadelphia, and from it have come several trucking software or device-related news announcements.

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Van freight: Seasonal boost in volume not yet materializing

In some ways bucking typical seasonal patterns, van freight availability on the spot market is not growing as it usually does this time of year. Examine details and some local opportunities where van demand is high.

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Compliance date for online carrier registration system delayed by FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration re-issued Oct. 20 its Unified Registration System rule to delay the compliance dates set in the original 2013-issued rule, citing technical delays in implementing the system as its reason.

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Fuel prices back on decline after two-week climb

Diesel prices resumed their downward trend last week with a 2.5-cent nationwide drop, following the prior week’s considerable jump.

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FMCSA’s Darling: I want to work with truckers; ATA’s Graves: Trucking to stay strong in ’16

Attendees at ATA's annual conference heard a state of the industry address from ATA's Bill Graves and an address from FMCSA head Scott Darling, who said he'd like 2016 to be a "year of partnerships" for FMCSA and trucking.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth to skip 2016 MATS, join all other major truck OEMs in doing so

Both Peterbilt and Kenworth announced in recent days they too will be sitting out the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, joining all other major North American truck manufacturers in doing so. Both also have indicated they intend to return to the show in 2017.

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Annual list of top 10 trucking industry concerns released: Hours of service, CSA, parking highlight

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry for 2015, the organization’s annual ranking of the top 10 concerns in the trucking industry.

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

Podcast: What’s up with rates?

DAT Solutions' Mark Montague talks with Overdrive News Editor James Jaillet about recent rate trends, where he sees rates headed next year and more.

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House releases highway bill that would remove CSA scores, allow under-21 truck operators and more

As highway funding presses, the House released Oct. 15 a funding bill that would remove carrier rankings in the CSA program from public view and set up a program for under-21 CDL holders and change driver drug testing rules.

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