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Say goodbye to no-defect inspection reports — FMCSA’s officially eliminated them

| December 17, 2014

FMCSA will publish Thursday, Dec. 18, a Final Rule that will eliminate the requirement that truck drivers keep and submit Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports when no defects have been found. The rule takes effect immediately.

‘Truck of the year’ goes severe-duty, vocational in 2015

| December 17, 2014

ATD's program this year recognizes these nominees: the International WorkStar 7600, Kenworth T880 with Paccar MX-13 engine and the Peterbilt Model 567.

Pilot CEO asks court to toss lawsuits against him in fuel scam cases

| December 17, 2014

Just a month after two carriers amended their lawsuits against Pilot to accuse the company’s head man Jimmy Haslam of leading the scheme to defraud carriers, Haslam has asked the court to dismiss the complaints against him.

Equipment regulator NHTSA gets new boss following Senate confirmation

| December 17, 2014

NHTSA — a regulatory agency under the Department of Transportation responsible for some trucking-related regulations — has a new head man, coming after nearly a year-long vacancy at the top of the agency.

Changing Gear: News from Hogebuilt, Fontaine, Volvo/Mack, Bosch, East, Howes

| December 17, 2014

Ready to turn your boring blah-looking rig into a rolling masterpiece sure to make other drivers green with envy? The fender experts at Hogebuilt have released their 2015 product catalog featuring the company’s comprehensive line ...

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