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Latest ‘uber for trucking’ brokerage launches app

The Transfix brokerage's app offers a variety of free services in exchange for the opportunity to push load offers to drivers well-situated to cover them.

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Collision avoidance systems recommended by NTSB for all new vehicles

The National Transportation Safety Board released a report Monday recommending collision avoidance systems become standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles.

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Next generation of heavy-duty engine oil expected before 2017

The key PC-11 goals are to improve oxidation stability (basically, handle the hotter engine temps), reduce aeration, provide scuffing and adhesive wear protection and improve shear stability.

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Produce haulers looking for another reason not to go to California…

Look no further than recent "hot market maps" showing reefer load-to-truck from DAT ... And: rates were in positive territory last week -- Roadcheck effect, anyone?

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Fleet Focus: New pay packages for Watkins, Covenant, Super Service

Watkins Refrigerated rolled out a new pay package for company drivers. The base rate pay structure now includes a 16 percent increase in base mileage rate, increasing from 38 cents per mile to 44 cents, as well as an annual increase of 1 cent per mile through the first five years. Hazmat certification earns an additional 2 cents per mile. Company drivers also are receiving new 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractors. Local drivers received an 11 percent ...

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Results: Perfecting the ‘hours of service wish list’

With the hours of service rule continuing to dominate the national trucking-safety conversation, readers weigh in with a top-five of hours of service wish list items, change ideas to improve safety.

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House passes bill that continues hours of service rollback

The DOT funding bill that would keep in place the hours-of-service restart rollback that came in December has cleared the U.S. House, passing by just six votes at nearly midnight on Tuesday.

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Rates continue to trend positively in all three truckload segments

Posted rates on the spot market in May shot upwards in all three segments, according to Truckstop.com, and paid rates — averages from verified rates paid to carriers on spot market loads — continued to either trend in carriers' favor.

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As truckers threaten strike and dockworkers slow work, Congress looks to allow guv’s to intervene in port disputes

As labor disputes at West Coast ports continue for both truck operators and dockworkers, Congress is working on a measure to allow governors to more easily intervene in labor disputes that could threaten flow of U.S. goods.

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DOT: Little data exists to make sound decision on truck size and weight changes

The DOT on Friday issued a report saying it does not have enough data about truck size and weight to be able to make recommendations to Congress or regulators about changing the current truck size and weight laws.

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