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Diesel prices remain below $2 following slight nationwide increase

This week’s price increase is the first since Nov. 9. The national average for a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $1.983.

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TugForce freight platform opens pre-registration period

Latest 'Uber for trucking' launches pre-registration period for its mobile- and web-apps-enabled freight platform, which will be fully functional in May.

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Trucker coercion prohibition rule now in effect: Here’s how to file a complaint against a carrier, broker or shipper

A new federal rule that implements large fines for carriers, shippers and brokers caught pressuring drivers to operate beyond federal safety regulations, such as when they’re out of hours, is now in effect, as is a new system for truckers to file complaints for alleged coercion instances with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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BigRoad e-log updates following the ELD mandate’s release

The BigRoad provider of the smartphone-based computer-assisted logbook and DashLink engine-connected ELD, noted the company was "fully on track" with updates following the ELD mandate's release.

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Video monitor co. Lytx acquired for $500M after record year in 2015

After roughly 50 percent growth in subscriptions in 2015, Lytx has been acquired by a private investment firm for about $500 million.

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Survey: Tennessee the best state for small biz trucking, Calif. the worst

The poll included questions about overnight parking costs, state fees and regulations and how friendly states were to drivers.

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February on the spot market: The good, the bad and the ugly

"We’d like nothing more than for March to come in like a lion, and go out like a pack of lions," noted Ken Harper attendant to this week's spot market update from the DAT network of load boards. "But we have to get through February first."

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Cargo theft numbers down in 2015, FreightWatch reports

FWI, in its annual report, recorded 204 thefts in 2015’s first quarter, 187 in the second quarter, 174 in the third quarter and 189 in the fourth quarter of the year. The numbers represent a 6 percent drop in volume and a 21 percent decrease in value from 2014.

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The 34-hour restart’s complicated limbo

Here's the latest. Nothing about the 34-hour restart will change until FMCSA issues its certified report on its mandated comparative restart study. If the report says what many truckers have hoped, however, the restart could disappear entirely.

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Driver training rule expected this month, speed limiter rule delayed again

The latest on rules to mandate speed limiters, institute minimum driver training requirements, survey the industry on sleep apnea and set up a database of drivers who have refused or failed a drug test.

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