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Fleet research indicates slow demand for 2010 equipment

The 2009 Fleet Study conducted by CK Commercial Vehicle Research indicates a likely slow demand for new 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-compliant power units when they are initially introduced. Respondents to the study were wary of committing to placing orders for the new equipment in the first half of 2010, according to CKCVR; even the 42 percent of respondents who said they might place orders characterized, on average, the actual probability that trucks would be purchased ...

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Gulf Coast Filters now at TA centers

Gulf Coast Filters products are now available in Travel Centers of America truck stops nationwide. Gulf Coast Filter products, including the Model O-2 By-Pass Oil Filter, are stocked at 144 TA centers in 41 states. Gulf Coast Filters, www.gulfcoastfilters.com, (800) 398-8114.

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Path to own authority paved in paperwork

The process of getting your the authority itself takes about three to four weeks if everything goes smoothly. But you have to stay on top of it and know all the rules.

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Mid-West Truck Show

FEB. 5-6, 2010: MID-WEST TRUCK SHOW, Peoria Convention Center, Peoria, Ill., (217) 525-0342, www.mid-westtruckers.com.

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Ferro sworn in to head FMCSA

New safety administrator begins job despite opposition from some organizations.

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Freight index down 0.5% in Sept.

The Freight Transportation Services Index declined after three consecutive monthly increases.

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Rhode Island bans texting while driving

Rhode Island became the 19th state, along with the District of Columbia, to pass an anti-texting law.

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7,500 trucking jobs lost in October

Trucking employment is down 9.3 percent from October 2008.

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Higher diesel prices forecast in 2010

Diesel fuel will rise to about $3 a gallon next year.

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Goodyear seeks Highway Heroes

Nominations for the trucking heroism award will be accepted through Nov. 30.

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