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Crashes and interventions: Crackdown!

FMCSA is putting extra muscle into shutting down truck and bus fleets. Often lacking robust back-office resources to deal with interventions, small carriers can be considered most vulnerable.

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Congress proposes both freezing, expanding truck size and weight limits

While the Department of Transportation has scheduled its first truck size and weight outreach session May 29, Congress has reintroduced opposing legislation — one bill would freeze the limits, another would expand them.

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Diesel price drops, projected to keep falling

The national average diesel price has fallen ten straight weeks and is projected to continue to drop.

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Crashes and interventions: Wreck frequency varies widely by state

Where is a collision with a heavy-duty truck most likely to happen? That dubious distinction goes to New Jersey. Find full state rankings in this first installment in our May 2013 Part 3 CSA's Data Trail coverage.

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Court hears new case against pilot program with Mexico

Just 18 days after ruling to uphold the program, a federal court heard new arguments May 6 against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

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Lawsuits continue to mount against Pilot Flying J

At least two more lawsuits have been filed against Pilot Flying J as a result of federal allegations against the company that it defrauded trucking companies out of millions of dollars.

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Spot market rates rise for second consecutive month

For the second straight month, all three segments experienced rate increases.

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Mobil Delvac releases low-viscosity oil aimed at increasing fuel economy, sustainability

Mobil Delvac has expanded its diesel engine oil line to include a low-viscosity synthetic oil, Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 which has been formulated to help owner-operators save fuel and lower maintenance costs.

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Crashes and interventions: CSA’s crash flaw

Independent owner-operators have the lowest rate of truck-involved crashes but are far more likely to be put out of service than drivers for carriers with 500 or more trucks, which have a higher crash rate.

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Trucking employment surged in April as unemployment dropped

The for-hire trucking industry added 11,700 jobs in April, according to preliminary data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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