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Damper questions answered: How they fail, why you should replace them

Pitt Power's Bruce Mallinson gives pointers as to when and why you should change your engine's damper.

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5 tips to prevent cargo theft (and how to handle someone tailing you)

What are some steps you can take to prevent becoming a victim of cargo theft? And how should you react if you think you're being tailed? Here are five things you can do to protect yourself and your load.

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Intermodal hauler’s rig flipped by wind — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe's intermodal container was hit by a 70 mph wind gust and knocked on its side. Could Doe have prevented the accident?

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Broker group continues push against bond increase, files for exemption for all brokers

AIPBA has filed an application with FMCSA asking it to exempt all brokers from the increase. The group has also been fighting the bond increase in court.

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Diesel price rises fraction of a penny, mostly stagnant in December

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose two-tenths of a penny in the week ended Dec. 23 to $3.873, the DOE reported. The price of diesel has now hardly changed in the last three weeks.

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Pricing yourself right

What sets you apart from the pack? Having a well-thought-out rate structure and a marketing plan can help.

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Last day to enroll in health insurance exchange for Jan. 1 coverage

Drivers have until March to get health insurance coverage and avoid a penalty, however. Find an update on Healthcare.gov improvements, Obamacare rule changes and more in this story.

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Bill to overturn hours-of-service rule introduced in Senate, referred to committee

A bill introduced in the Senate last week that, if enacted, would halt the most recent hours-of-service rule change and allow truck drivers to operate under the pre-July 1 rules again, until Congress can review the rule further.

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

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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