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Parking: ‘It’s bad all over’

With a major study out and a new national coalition beginning regional meetings, the heat’s up on the increasing need for safe parking.

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Trucker medical certification changes begin this month

A few changes are coming to driver medical exams later this month, again stemming from the agency's expansive National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule that went into effect last year.

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Diesel prices continue to decline

Diesel prices across the United States dropped an average of 2.4 cents during the week ending Nov. 30, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Canadian port truckers score $150k in back wages following gov’t audit

Several Port of Metro Vancouver truckers have received a total of $152,140 from three companies after province authorities concluded the carriers had not complied with a pay agreement reached in 2014.

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What sets your business apart?

In any bid to build long-term relationships with (and secure direct freight from) shippers, it's a question "you have to be able to answer before" you embark, says Henry Albert: "Why you?"

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HubTran to offer small-carrier back-office software online in 2016

The HubTran technology platform for document/invoice processing and resolution, today offered for brokerage and factoring companies, will see a carrier version offered in 2016.

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FMCSA’s driver coercion rule published, blocks carriers, shippers from threatening drivers with loss of pay

The rule will take effect Jan. 29. It puts in place fines of up to $16,000 for carriers, shippers, receivers and brokers who pressure truckers to operate in violation of federal safety rules, such as hours-of-service regs.

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Parking: Creative approach meets small-minded resistance in Hutchins, Texas

Where parking needs may increasingly be met: Efforts by fleets, shippers and receivers, even your preferred service location, to accommodate overnight truck parking needs.

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New tool for the holiday road: Aggregated road alerts from Twitter

Introducing our new "Roads 511" list on Twitter, a central spot for live updates from state DOTs and 511 traffic sites posting timely updates from around the nation.

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Christmas trees roll out of the Pacific Northwest: Thanksgiving-eve van freight update

Look for a rates rebound this coming week in major markets on the East Coast, DAT says, as despite improved demand metrics, rates fell there while holding steady at $1.70 per mile last week

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