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Friday marks deadline to file for extension to comply with Calif. emissions regs

Truck owners have until Friday, Jan. 31, to report to California "good faith" efforts to comply with the state's emissions regs that require older trucks to be retrofitted with particulate matter filters to operate in compliance.

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The reality of ‘passing costs to customers’

The challenge to the shipper and carrier, whether it’s a solo operation or Walmart or Schneider National, is not to wait for the turbulence of changing costs and then respond, but to be constantly examining costs.

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President briefly mentions bolstering natural gas, infrastructure funding in SOTU

The president made brief mentions of infrastructure funding and increasing use of natural gas in his State of the Union address Tuesday, but trucking industry reps say he could have been more specific regarding funding.

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Three more Pilot employees enter guilty pleas for fraud, conspiracy in alleged rebate scheme

Three more Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to fraud or conspiracy charges surrounding accusations that the company systematically cheated trucking companies out of millions in owed fuel rebates over a seven-year period.

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Diesel price jumps, continues bouncing up and down

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose in the week ended Jan. 27 3.1 cents to $3.904, climbing after two weeks of price drops, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Teamsters reluctantly agree to new labor deal with YRC

After rejecting a deal earlier this month, the Teamsters working with YRC Worldwide have agreed to a tentative employment deal, but the union says it will hold YRC's "feet to the fire" in moving forward.

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Agency lifts hours of service rules for propane haulers in the South

Joining propane haulers in the Midwest and Eastern regions, propane haulers in the South are now temporarily exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations in light of cold temperatures and propane shortages around the country.

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Operator avoids accident but loses one of his doubles — Could he have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe successfully evaded an out of control Mercedes but lost one of his doubles. His carrier said he could have prevented it, to which he contested. Could he have prevented it?

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

New shipper-carrier connection tool

The Go By Truck online freight management application bills itself as "automated freight brokering" -- the company also offers a referral-bonus program for any user of the system.

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Trucking — the country’s easiest regulatory target?

Is trucking the easiest industry for regulators to pick on? Could be, writes OD Executive Editor Jack Roberts, who says politicians play to the public's fear of trucks to gain support from voters.

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