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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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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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Study: Shippers should find efficiencies to deal with productivity loss

In the interest of maintaining good relationships with customers, a recent study of the hours of service rule change suggests that companies through the supply chain should not pass any increased costs on, but should instead look for ways to increase efficiency.

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FMCSA broadens ability to revoke authority from carriers who repeatedly violate safety regs

FMCSA has published a final rule expanding its ability to shut down motor carriers who display a pattern of "egregious disregard" for compliance with federal safety rules. The rule will become effective Feb. 21.

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Diesel down another 1.3 cents, enters downward trend

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now has fallen nearly 4 cents in the last two weeks, falling 1.3 cents in the week ended Jan. 20 to $3.873, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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