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Van freight: Texas demand sees GATS effect, rates sag nationally, and volume rises

Volume ticked up for dry freight, but rates were lackluster in the past week. Some local markets with a higher van load-to-truck showed opportunity in these states: OR, WA, ID, WI, IN and PA.

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SEC notifies Navistar enforcement action coming, truck maker posts $28M quarterly loss

Navistar's truck segment recorded a loss of $36 million, compared with a year-ago third quarter loss of $3 million. The SEC has also notified the company it could take enforcement action within the next 180 days.

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Truckers will soon be able to work Port of Oakland on Saturdays

The Port of Oakland intends to become one of the few U.S. ports to offer off-peak shifts by adding full Saturday operations.

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POLL: Do you carry health insurance?

What's been your situation relative to health insurance through this year? Covered on your spouse's plan or a plan grandfathered by Obamacare? Purchased on the exchanges? Not covered at all?....

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Trucker Path on a growth spurt toward ‘full-blown freight marketplace’

The foundation of Trucker Path's success now and in its future, says company CEO and founder Ivan Tsybaev, "is community. That's what's important. Without that, technology is worthless."

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Top 10 toughest states on hours of service violations

Oregon was the 2013 leader on this list, and its percentage of issued hour infractions fell by only a point in our analysis of the 2014 data. Three states rose to a much larger degree in the hours rankings...

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Volvo dismisses carrier’s claims in lawsuit over natural gas truck fire

A Pennsylvania-based carrier filed a lawsuit last month against Volvo Trucks over alleged breach of warranty after one of the carrier's year-model 2014 compressed natural gas-powered tractors caught fire. Volvo says the claims lack merit.

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Mack the latest truck maker to pull out of 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show

Mack Trucks late last week became the fourth trucking OEM to announce it would skip the 2016 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), scheduled for March 31-April 2 in Louisville, Ky.

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Big-Bore Engines Making Big Comeback. Don’t Compromise.

U.S. diesel average nears $2.50, at lowest point in over 6 years

The average price for a gallon of diesel is now $2.514 — the lowest since July 2009.

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Kevin Rutherford reveals owner-operators’ most oft-overlooked and untapped resource

Audio of Rutherford's talk at the GATS Saturday: "There is nothing more powerful than education. ... If you are not listening to something and learning something actively every day, you are missing out on the biggest advantage you have."

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