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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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LED headlamp test: Not just brighter, but wider and more natural illumination

LED headlamps offer distinct advantages over conventional (halogen) designs, including better visibility and longer life.

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Four ways to erode your profit

Owner-operators need to be alert to these four “profit-killers” so they can avoid being underpaid or incurring unnecessary costs.

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Pushing the limit on trailer fuel economy

Building my Signature Series trailer -- a custom van by RSI and participating suppliers spec'd for maximum fuel savings.

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Chevy pickup turns corner, slams truck’s trailer — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe was waiting to be unloaded when a pickup roared around the corner of the restaurant and smashed into his trailer’s ICC bar. Was this a preventable accident?

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Diesel price continues slide, down nearly 15 cents since mid-September

The U.S. average price for on-highway diesel continued its downward momentum in the week ended Nov. 11, falling another 2.5 cents and reaching another four-month low — $3.832, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Mega-carriers combine: Gordon Trucking acquired by Heartland Express

One of the country's largest carriers, Heartland Express, has acquired 100 percent of the stock of another major carrier, Gordon Trucking, in a transaction valued at around $300 million.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Trucking industry adds 400 jobs in October as economy gains 200k

Four-hundred new payroll jobs were added in the trucking industry in the month of October, according to preliminary numbers released Nov. 7 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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A new type of dyno: Observing your semi with style — and accuracy

May I recommend to you an alternative to standard dynamometer testing? The 'Giraffe' offers better real-world simulation and allows better observation of tire alignment, tread pattern and wheel bearing losses.

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