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Recall issued for more than 2,800 Volvo VNL, VNM models

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall affecting 2,863 VNL and VNM models manufactured between 2012 and 2015.

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Jason’s Law parking survey: Top 10 states in need of more spaces

Ranked here find the states where the dearth of spaces is most pronounced -- and tell us: What three states as a general rule present the biggest parking problems for you?

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Detention détente: Old Time Express

“Since we are on electronic logs, there’s no arguing about whether the truck’s there or not” at a shipper or receiver’s location. “It’s indisputable.” --Old Time's Mark White on detention negotiations with shippers, brokers today

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‘Restart snapback?’ Will FMCSA try to reinstitute 2013 restart rules after Sept. 30?

The current stay of enforcement of the 2013-implemented rules governing truckers’ use of a 34-hour hours-of-service restart could be removed as soon as Sept. 30, 2015, according to the text of the law that temporarily suspended the rules.

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DOT taking comment from truckers, public on size and weight report

That report ultimately yielded the conclusion that too little data exists on size and weight risks and infrastructure concerns to raise the current limits.

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Detention détente: Chance 2 Transport

“If you need a 10-hour break at the place you’re delivering," the Delaware, Ohio, Kroger facility "is a good place to go.” --C2T owner Rod Miller, who takes an active role in detention management, on a particular problem receiver

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E-log enforcement: Will it be ‘one strike, you’re out’? That and more from FTR conference

“It’s a mandatory regulation,” said former FMCSA head Annette Sandberg, meaning enforcers likely will drop a carriers’ safety rating to Unsatisfactory, giving them 60 days to comply with the rule or be shut down, she says.

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When to take a vacation and other insights from trucking data

Smart owner-operators know they “have to hit it hard” from March through November, said ATBS Vice President Richard DeForest at the Overdrive Partners in Business seminar.

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ISX15 SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain A Smart Choice for CTI

Truckstop.com revamps Trans4Cast weekly trucking market report

The weekly report offers analysis of spot market conditions and rates.

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Why you deserve $64/hour for detention

Calculating a fair detention rate: A majority of operators indicate either total revenue per mile (38 percent) or profit/net income per mile + fixed cost per mile (45 percent) as appropriate benchmarks for detention rates.

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