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Walmart, Tracy Morgan reach settlement from crash that ignited national hours-of-service debate

The details of the settlement were not disclosed in the lawsuit that claimed Walmart routinely violates hours-of-service rules and was negligent in the oversight of its equipment.

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Following March price-fixing guilty plea, bunk heater manufacturer faces class action complaint

The complaint seeks "damages to businesses and property in an amount to be determined at trial" for purchasers in a bevy of states.

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DOT highway bill that would require detention time pay filed in U.S. House

House transportation committee members last week reintroduced the White House's Grow America Act, a six-year highway bill that would designate half a trillion to U.S. roadways in the next six years and mandate that truck operators be paid by their employers for on-duty hours not spent driving.

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Love’s Travel Stops launches full-service tire inflation system

Love’s Travel Stops announced it now offers a tire inflation system that automatically inflates tires while drivers fuel their trucks.

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Fleet Focus: Gordon Trucking, Bay & Bay, Con-way Freight

It’s one thing to be recognized by your family and next-door neighbors for doing good things, but when you’re honored by folks on the other side of the country, well, you’re on your way to becoming a national treasure. Last spring, both the Indiana Motor Trucking Association and the Illinois Trucking Association hosted summits to recognize fleets for excellence in safety management, and would you believe both groups gave their top award to a carrier ...

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Broker group gets CSA-related carrier hiring standards bill introduced in Senate

Introduced last week in the Senate is a bill aimed at mitigating CSA’s role in brokers’ and shippers’ carrier hiring decisions. The bill was introduced in the House earlier this year.

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Diesel prices up for sixth consecutive week

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel nationwide made a slight jump in the week ending May 25, increasing one cent over the previous week.

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Trucking rap sheet: Owner-op gets life in prison following shutdown order, fraudulent CDL test schemers to pay $175k

An owner-operator has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in murdering a witness who was set to testify against him for violating an FMCSA shut down order. Also, sentences were made in the case of a CDL test taking scheme.

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

‘Don’t run into stuff': FMCSA chief’s should-be No. 1 message

Who's leading the dance between the driver and technology in advocates' safety focus in today's world? One owner-operator emphasizes a simple safety message for the next administrator.

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National average rates: 2014 heat maps show best, worst states’ quarterly change

Explore 2014 average paid rates data in your niche -- van, flat or reefer -- via these interactive heat maps plotting state-by-state, quarter-by-quarter outbound rate changes.

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