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Special Olympics convoy: Joplin shatters truck-number record, raises $100,000-plus

Convoy footage, participants' choice Best of Show winners, 4 States' annual Larry H. Martin award presentation to a driver who is trucking "to the core," and more from this weekend's Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin.

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Fuel prices see another slight drop in most recent week

The cheapest fuel in the country can be found in the Gulf Coast at $2.23 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.318 per gallon.

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Carriers spent more on driver wages, less on fuel in 2015, according to report

For the first time since ATRI first published its annual Operational Costs report, fuel spending was not carriers’ most expensive per-mile line item. Driver wages took the crown in 2015.

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OOIDA, other trucking orgs mostly on board with pilot program for under-21 truckers

Several trucking and safety organizations submitted comments to the docket, with trucking organizations generally on board with the proposal and safety organizations generally opposed to it.

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Bill floated in Congress to reduce excise tax on alternative fuel trucks

The tax code currently imposes a 12 percent excise tax on the sale of heavy-duty trucks. The bill's backers said in a press release that alternative fuel trucks, such as natural gas-powered trucks, are more expensive than diesel-powered costs, effectively resulting in a penalty for purchasing an alt-fuel-powered truck. The bill would change that.

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Trucks caught in Charlotte protests this week as unrest spills onto Interstate 85

Photos and videos from Twitter and other social media show fires that were set near trucks and protesters attempting to loot cargo from trailers.

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Guilty By Association Truck Show under way in Joplin

The event, which goes through Saturday night, will feature a truck and tractor pull, motorcycle stunt rider show and fireworks Friday night. Saturday will feature the annual Special Olympics Convoy that will end in downtown Joplin with a concert by Tennessee trucker Tony Justice.

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Steel company’s on-site drivers receive exemption from 14-hour rule

An Indiana steel manufacturing company has been granted two exemptions for its drivers who transport steel coils from one part of its plant to another for shipments and for the equipment the company uses to transport the coils.

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Used truck prices dip on wholesale market, hold on retail side

Updates on pricing trends on the used truck market from J.D. Power & Associates.

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2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Josh Skidmore’s duotone calling card

Small fleet owner Josh Skidmore says his signature yellow and white paint scheme is like a personal calling card, and it’s a scheme that’s done him well, having scored the Utah-based operator two Pride & Polish National Championship trophies with two separate trucks.

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