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CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection spree to focus on tire safety

Inspectors will be measuring tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tires to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls.

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Market will likely require owner-operators to adhere to new food safety standards despite exemption

Most, if not all, owner-operators will be exempt from the FDA's new sanitation rules for food haulers, but shippers and brokers likely won't hire carriers who aren't in compliance with the new rule.

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Volvo sells 100,000th I-Shift-equipped truck in North America

Volvo introduced the I-Shift in North America in 2007, becoming the first truck manufacturer to bring an integrated AMT to the market. The I-Shift became standard on all Volvo-powered models in 2013.

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Podcast: Big data at ‘tipping point’ for new safety applications

Fatigue management and monitoring techs will become, over the next 30 years, ubiquitous in fleet trucks -- even, says safety expert Don Osterberg, in owner-operated units.

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The end-of-quarter rush on the spot market closes out March transition month

Spot market loads posted in March showed volume 42 percent higher than in February — but 28 percent lower than the same period in 2015. Here's how the last week of the quarter played out in vans and reefers.

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POLL: What’s your most likely response to the ELD mandate?

As of now, what's your most likely response to mandated ELDs, assuming the regulation makes it intact: Will nothing change for you? Will you wait for rule challenges to play out before moving electronic for hours? Or something else entirely ... ?

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FDA to implement new sanitation regs for food haulers, likely excludes many owner-operators

The federal government’s Food and Drug Administration released April 5 a Final Rule that sets new standards for food haulers. It includes a notable exception, however, that likely encompasses many single-truck operations.

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Overhaul bringing high-end shippers into secure freight platform

When Overhaul launches in July, the company says, it will be debuting a fully direct-shipper booking engine to connect with owner-operators/small fleets whose drivers will gradually build trust among customers within the platform.

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Diesel prices drop slightly nationwide

Prices during the week stayed relatively stable, with the most significant increase coming in the Rocky Mountain region, where prices increased 2.9 cents, and the most significant decrease came in the Gulf Coast, where prices dropped 1.8 cents.

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Texas cuts trucker tolls on SH 130 to alleviate I-35 congestion

Trucks with both TxTag and Pay-By-Mail will save 33 percent on SH 130/SH 45 SE from the I-35 exit in Georgetown to US 183 exit in Buda between April 18 and Oct. 31. On that same segment, trucks with TxTag will receive a 75 percent discount Nov. 1 through Aug. 31.

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