Business

Use your head: Don’t shut down Oct. 11-13

"Let's make sure that the public knows there are members of the trucking industry that are informed and are a part of the political process and are not anarchist thugs."

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Four wheeler wildly passes, gets hit by big rig — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe was passed by a crazed sports car driver and then hit the car when it lost control. Could he have prevented the accident? His carrier says so.

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Battling engine inefficiency and emissions together

The government is concerned about emissions, and so is trucking. Fortunately, the same things that reduce emissions also make your truck more efficient and profitable, writes engine shop owner Bruce Mallinson.

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CRST Expedited spending $10 million on upping driver pay

CRST Expedited has announced it will be increasing its pay for all drivers with a $10 million investment intended to retain existing drivers and attract new ones, the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based company said.

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SAF-Holland’s Neway rear air suspension available on Pete vocationals

SAF-Holland announced that its Neway ADZ Rear Air Suspension is now a published option for Peterbilt Motors’ vocational trucks. Holland says the robust low-weight stable air suspension is suited for heavy- and severe-duty applications.

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Left-coast gamble: Other CARB regs and deadlines

This last portion of this series details other of CARB's diesel equipment-focused emissions rules, interwoven with its primary truck and bus rule on powertrains.

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Tour of duty: Owner-operator of the year candidate Bryan Smith

Smith leveraged military experience toward a driving career, truck ownership and longtime success as an owner-operator leased to Art Pape Transfer.

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Diesel price continues to fall nationally, down 16 cents year-over-year

The national average retail price for on-highway diesel saw its biggest week-to-week decline since April 29 — for the second week in a row — falling 3 cents in the week ended September 30 to $3.919.

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

Agency increases fines, strengthens out-of-service order authority

FMCSA — in compliance with the MAP-21 highway funding law finalized last year — has increased fines for several violations of its regulations and widened its authority to issue out-of-service orders.

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Dry van, flatbed rates drop in Sept., while reefer rises a penny

Reefer rates bucked the trend in September, being the lone standout to not experience a rate drop in the month, according to Internet Truckstops' monthly per-mile spot market rate data, released this week.

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