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Number of cargo theft incidents falls while load value jumps, FreightWatch reports

The number of cargo thefts recorded in the rolling quarter between September and November was 222 — an 8 percent jump from the prior quarter (June-August), but a small decrease from the prior rolling three months.

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International ProStars recalled over fuel tank issue

Navistar says it is recalling nearly 3,000 model year 2013-2014 International ProStar sleeper cab trucks manufactured Dec. 12, 2012, through Aug. 8, of this year, due to an issue that could rube holes in the fuel tank.

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Warning for short haulers: Exceeding distance, time limits makes 30-min. break mandatory

Short haul drivers who exceed the distance or time limits that qualify them as short haul drivers would be subject to complying with the mandatory 30-minute break required by the July 1 hours rule.

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Agency extends comment period for CSA website changes per safety group request

FMCSA has extended the public comment period for proposed changes it plans to make to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program's Safety Measurement System website to Jan. 21. Here's a look at some of the comments so far.

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Average diesel price down another fraction of a penny

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Dec. 16, down eight-tenths of a penny (0.8 cents) to $3.871, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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E-log mandate rule could come next week, driver coercion rule in March

The OMB indicated Dec. 13 it has not yet cleared the electronic logging device mandate rule, but the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration indicated earlier this month it anticipates publishing a proposed rule Dec. 23.

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South Carolina port truckers must register for clean truck program before year’s end

After Dec. 31, the South Carolina Port Authority only will admit trucks registered in its Clean Truck Certification Program.

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New logging app/dispatching platform seeded by Google Ventures

The new KeepTruckin smartphone app for Android and iOS and web-based dispatching application is a computer-assisted log with much other functionality besides.

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Trucks carried 70 percent of U.S.’ $13.6 trillion in freight in 2012

Trucks moved 73.7 percent of the country's freight in 2012, according to the Department of Transportation, carrying $10 trillion worth of the country's $13.6 trillion in freight and 8 billion of the 11.7 billion tons hauled.

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Diesel price forecasted to see sharp dip in 2014

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is still expected to fall 12 cents in 2014 to $3.77 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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