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Dog days of rates: Per-mile rates dive in all three major truckload segments in August

Per-mile spot market rates in the three major truckload segments continued their seasonal summer slide in August, with paid rates falling at least 6 cents from July in all three and posted rates sliding at least a dime, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com.

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Diesel price rises for first time in four months

The country's average diesel price increased by 2 cents this week, breaking a streak of 14 consecutive weeks of prices declines across the United States, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report.

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Trucking rap sheet: FMCSA drug testing firm shut down, CDL third-party tester convicted

Several trucking-related crimes were announced by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General this week.

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Congress could take action on CSA scores, hours of service, driver drug testing and more in fall session

Congress could finish work to remove CSA percentile rankings from public view, continue the hours regs suspension, change driver drug testing, allow 18-year-old CDL holders to cross state lines, put in place a new FMCSA administrator and more this fall.

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The new top hours of service enforcer

No state issued a higher percentage of hours violations in 2014 than this one. Training has helped officials find their ‘comfort zone’ enforcing the ever-shifting regs nationwide, but especially in this state.

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Employment report: Trucking industry gained 700 jobs in August

This is the fifth consecutive month that for-hire trucking employment has added jobs, and the seventh time (out of eight months) in 2015, continuing a years-long trend of job gains in the industry.

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Lyle Puckett presents ‘8 15 2015 Medford OR’

Lyle Puckett's kudos to the trucker up ahead who kept aware of an errant merge-in-progress. Catch the latest Dashcam Central video here.

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Speed limiter mandate: White House extends review period, pushing back publication date

The OMB, which must stamp approval on rules prior to their publication, has added a note to the status of the so-dubbed Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiter rule that says “review extended,” a change made Sept. 1.

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New Advantage When Spec’ing a Cummins SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain

Cargo theft warnings issued for Labor Day weekend

The threat for cargo theft is greater than normal this weekend, cargo theft prevention firms warn.

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Societal benefits of speed limiters outweigh trucker safety, Canadian court rules

“The public benefits associated with improved highway safety exceed the detrimental effects on the truck drivers," a Canadian judge wrote in the court's majority opinion.

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