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CARB: Operators’ voices, more on the regs in podcast part 2

This feature podcast follows the Monday, Nov. 25, installment on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering. Call 530-408-6423, state your name and location, and give us your view on the state's emissions regs.

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Big rig hits snow bank avoiding dump truck — Could trucker have prevented it?

Truck driver John Doe swerved to the right and into a snow bank to avoid a dump truck who had dipped into his lane and was coming right at him. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Hit at the dock — truck driver’s fault or not?

Truck driver John Doe was making a delivery to Fiesta Fresh restaurant when a pink Mustang slammed into him in the loading area. Was this accident his fault?

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Cargo theft value per load rises while number of thefts declines

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S. from August to October fell 9 percent from the previous rolling quarter to 212, but the average value lost per load was $256,586, according to FreightWatch International.

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Diesel rises for first time in 11 weeks, still down 19 cents year over

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose in the week ended Nov. 25 for the first time since September, climbing 2.2 cents to $3.844, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Podcast: CARB compliance flexibility, or lack thereof, not set in stone

In the first of two podcasts on CARB's 11th-hour flexibility maneuvering, Joe Rajkovacz of the CCTA urged operators around the nation to get involved in the process, as potential new compliance options aren't yet set in stone.

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Trip-planning / service locator app bags prize; hours hearing vid

Another play in the trucking smartphone-apps landscape, with a robust trip-planning function; and full video of this week's House Small Business Committee's hours of service hearing.

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California delaying enforcement of retrofit deadline for truck owners

California will delay enforcement of the next retrofit deadline for truckers who report certain efforts toward compliance by Jan. 31.

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

Owner-operator testifies to Congress on damaging effects of new hours provisions

Owner-operator Tilden Curl testified before Congress this week to say the new rules have cost him thousands of dollars a month and do little to make the industry safer.

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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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