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Senate nixes 33-foot twin trailer provision in DOT funding bill

The Senate’s original legislation included a provision to increase the tandem trailer limit to 33 feet, but an amendment brought to the Senate floor Wednesday stripped the bill of the provision. Its sponsor calls it a win for small business truckers.

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Top 10 most congested freight intersections

ATRI's annual rankings this year gave the dubious distinction of most congested freight chokepoint to the city of Atlanta and its "Spaghetti Junction" north stack interchange at I-285 and I-85.

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CVSA awards Con-way Freight driver for excellence

Ross Reynolds, a Con-way Freight driver based at the company’s terminal in Tucson, Ariz., was named the winner of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s first International Driver Excellence Award, a new annual award that recognizes individuals who go above and beyond the performance of their duties as a commercial vehicle driver. Reynolds, who has driven more than 2 million miles over nearly 40 years without an accident, has been driving trucks since 1978 and has spent ...

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Kane Is Able buys new Kenworth T680s

Kane Is Able Inc., a Scranton, Pa.-based third-party logistics provider, purchased 30 new Kenworth T680 trucks powered by the fuel-efficient Paccar MX-13 engine. The T680 has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay designation. “We know these trucks are more reliable for Kane and our customers, more comfortable for our drivers, cleaner for the environment and safer for everyone,” said Lawrence Catanzaro, senior transportation director.

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Dayton relocates, expands Michigan service center

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, relocated its Kalkaska service center in Michigan from a nine-door building to a $2 million 32-door facility in Grayling. The Dayton, Ohio-based company also opened its first Nebraska service center – a 10-door facility in Omaha.

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ScoopMonkey’s new ‘CSA Score Explainer’ tool

The broker/carrier business-to-business online rating and review service is taking up carriers' and brokers' concerns with the CSA SMS, offering "technology’s response to the ineffectiveness and incompleteness of CSA scores."

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E-log rule advances, publication expected by month’s end

A federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status has cleared the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, paving the way for the rule to be published by the DOT.

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Driver voices raised against highway bill amendment to resolve state/federal legal conflicts

Protection of independent/small-fleet business freedom or "wage theft" from company drivers? A growing conflict over a highway-bill amendment as House-Senate conference gets under way.

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U.S. diesel price down another 2 cents

The national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fell to $2.482 last week, dropping 2 cents, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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‘Uberization of Trucking’ reality more complicated than the hype

"Uberized'' tech start-ups in load matching may be "missing the complexity of most freight moves and will lose a lot in the translation because of that." --John Larkin of Stifel

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