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Van rates holding, spot-market demand rising

Good news in all segments nationally is that load-to-truck ratios were up significantly in the past week.

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FMCSA’s Ferro defends hours rule, says agency won’t undo it

Administrator Anne Ferro persistently defended her Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule Nov. 21 in a House subcommittee hearing, saying she is not open to repealing the regulations.

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Mustang tears out of high-fenced complex, hits truck — Could trucker have prevented it?

While truck driver John Doe was running the speed limit down a two-lane highway, a crazed Mustang driver shot out of a high-fenced apartment complex into Doe's front bumper. Could he have prevented this accident?

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VIDEO: Former Trucker of the Year on health, success strategies

Checking in with Overdrive 2004 Trucker of the Year Mike Curle -- on recent additions to his toolkit for success.

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OOIDA survey latest to show hours-of-service rules cut pay, increase driver fatigue

A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling more fatigued since the new rules took effect.

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Diesel price sinks again, drops a penny to lowest price since July 1

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped another penny in the week ended Nov. 18, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration, to $3.822 — the lowest since July 1, 2013.

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More than 50% of drivers report at least 5% pay drop due to hours of service rules, ATRI reports

More than half of driver respondents in a recent study say that the July 1 hours of service rule change has decreased their pay by 5 percent or more.

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Perfecting the pairing: Designing the truck-trailer combo

The second-generation trailer in Kevin Rutherford's Signature Series combo unit will couple to a single-drive-axle tractor and balance weight with payload possibilities, electrical efficiency and more.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who are and want to be truck drivers.

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Paperless roadside enforcement tech debuts at Intermodal Expo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Intermodal Association of North America will demonstrate its paperless Driver Vehicle Examination Report Notification Service Nov. 18 at the Intermodal Expo next week in Houston, Texas.

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