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Tired trucker to blame in Tracy Morgan crash, NTSB says

The trucker at the center of the high-profile 2014 truck crash involving actor Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 of the 33 hours preceding the crash, the NTSB said.

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Diesel down another 5.1 cents

The national average price for a gallon of diesel continued its recent downfall last week, dropping another 5.1 cents during the week ending Aug. 10, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Truck prices the main focus of first public hearing on next round of federal emissions standards

Representatives of truck dealers and owner-operators lamented their concerns about the impact on truck prices that the proposed next phase of emissions and fuel economy standards will have. A second hearing will be held this month.

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EEOC orders Celadon to pay former driver applicants $200k in disability discrimination case

Celadon violated federal law by subjecting applicants to medical exams before offering them a job, the EEOC said in its charges against the carrier, as applicants are protected from such screenings by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The medical exams were also inconsistent with DOT protocol.

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Truckers’ lawsuit against NY’s use of toll money clears hurdle

A lawsuit by trucking interests claiming the New York State Thruway Authority charges excessive tolls has new life after a federal appeals court reinstated their claims Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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Trucking industry gains another 2,800 jobs in July, nears nine-year employment high

This is the second month in a row that for-hire trucking employment hit a more than eight-year high, with last month topping January 2007’s employment total for the first time since.

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Wisconsin: Targeting enforcement for violations

Only one state does it better -- or in many truckers' perspectives, worse -- than Wisconsin. With more than 3 violations written for every inspection performed in 2014, the state closed in on category leader Connecticut.

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JB Hunt hits trucking software provider with $3.1 million lawsuit

Mega-carrier JB Hunt has sued transportation management system provider MercuryGate for $3.1 million — the amount JB Hunt says it’s owed as a refund for software it says failed to meet the functionality agreed upon by the two parties.

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ISX15 SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain A Smart Choice for CTI

FMCSA’s Scott Darling tapped by Pres. Obama to become agency’s next administrator

President Barack Obama this week nominated T.F. Scott Darling to become the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a position he’s filled on an acting basis since former Administrator Anne Ferro’s departure last August.

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East Coast markets — where demand is warming for dry vans

Demand has fallen in many strong areas for van freight since the last weekly trends update, but a turnaround could be approaching. Strong freight volume on the East Coast held the national load-to-truck ratio steady.

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