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FMCSA raises fines for some violations, lowers fines for others

The fines for violations of federal safety regulations underwent a makeover this year during the adjustment for inflation process. Some fines are higher than previous years, and some are lower, as FMCSA made the adjustments based on a new law passed by Congress in 2015.

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John Michael Montgomery to perform free concert at GATS

Country music star John Michael Montgomery will headline a free concert at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas on Friday, Aug. 26. Trucker and singer-songwriter Tony Justice will open for Montgomery.

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Average price of diesel holds steady nationwide

Following a slight drop in prices last week, diesel prices held steady during the week ending June 27 at $2.426 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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FMCSA shuts down trucker following alcohol-involved crash that killed two, injured two others

On March 18, Weddle’s trailer crossed over the centerline of the highway, tipped over and began scattering its load of lumber across the highway, resulting in two deaths. Weddle was traveling about 80 mph in a posted 55 mph zone, FMCSA says, and was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

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PeopleNet’s video system, analytics dashboard

The PeopleNet Video Intelligence Solution combine forward-facing cameras and event data captured by PeopleNet’s Onboard Event Recording (OER) application.

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ELD privacy concerns an ‘illogical extreme,’ groups argue in court filings

The court battle over a federal rule to mandate electronic logging devices for truck drivers saw two carrier-backed parties file briefs in support of the mandate this week, with both filings touting the perceived benefits of the rule and dismissing claims brought by trucker-backed groups about the rule’s efficacy.

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Rand McNally introduces line of dashcams

Rand McNally has released a line of three dashcams with varying numbers of features on each.

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Bill opposes hiking new-truck tax

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced the legislation, putting the Senate on record opposing an increase of the FET, which at 12 percent is already the highest tax by percentage levied by Congress on any product.

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Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

Alt fuel engines expected to gain market share over next 5 years

While diesel engines currently make up 98.5 percent of the Class 8 market share in North America, a new report says that dominance will lessen within the next 5 years.

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Better rates: Employee drivers need fair-labor protection, reader argues

A prescription for improved rates long-term -- a reader argues for federal wage protection for company drivers.

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