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Reader: ‘I see trucking improving’…

That only tells a part of the story. In reader Jim Stewart's eyes, the regulatory drag on the trucking business is finally registering with customers where it counts: rates. What do you think?

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Lawsuits allege Caterpillar concealed defects in 2007-2010 engines

Lawsuits filed against Caterpillar claim that its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines were defective and that the company concealed the information from buyers and owners.

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PIB tip: Obtain a monthly earnings statement

All of your records should be converted into a profit and loss statement at the end of every month to show miles, revenue, costs and how much money you made or lost.

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30-second trucker tip: How to find and play podcasts

Bored with the same old CDs and satellite radio programs to tickle your ears while you’re on the road? If you’ve got internet access, you can liven up those long hours with some fresh programming that suits your mood and interests.

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Flatbed booms as rates stay strong in April

Flatbed rates soared again in April, setting another high. And although reefer and dry van rates fell off a bit, both are still near all-time highs.

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Video log: Test driving the 2014 International ProStar with the Eaton-Cummins powertrain

CCJ Executive Editor Jack Roberts outside Chicago, Ill., this week to get a peak at the 2014 International ProStar equipped with the Eaton-Cummins Smart Advantage powertrain.

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How owner-operators connect: Mobile highlights devices, access points

Owner-operator smartphone users overwhelmingly access the Web daily, with more than 75 percent saying they access every day and more than 20 percent saying they’re constantly connected to the Web, according to Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity Study.

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Diesel price stumbles, could start expected summer decline

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended May 5 1.1 cents to $3.964, ending the latest string of increases at just two weeks, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Overdrive Company Driver of the Year presented with pickup

Jack Fielding last week was presented with the 2013 Ram 2500 he won as 2013 Driver of the Year in the contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive.

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Cargo theft incidents drop, value rises as food, home loads remain hot targets

In the first three months of the year, 206 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value per load of $207,982, according to FreightWatch International's quarterly theft report. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

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