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Slow freight causes driver turnover rate to tumble at large fleets

The annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets fell to its lowest point since early 2011 in the second quarter of this year, according to the American Trucking Associations.

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Guilty By Association Truck Show coming to Joplin this month

The Chrome Shop Mafia is expecting more than 500 working show trucks during the event. Trucks can begin rolling in Thursday, Sept. 22 for the Friday and Saturday show.

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Partners in Business tip: Save every receipt, no matter how small

Why “tip” the taxman? Place an envelope in your truck for collecting your receipts and send them at the end of each month to your business services provider, who can then provide you with a monthly profit and loss statement as well as accurate quarterly tax estimates.

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FMCSA denies inspectors’ request to rescind 30-minute break rule

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance filed a petition last year asking FMCSA to rescind the rule, saying it was difficult to enforce, allows greater opportunity for falsified duty logs and contributes little to on-highway safety. FMCSA, however, denied the petition, saying it disagrees with CVSA's assertions.

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DOT: Fatalities involving trucks up in 2015

NHTSA’s report says there were 4,067 truck-involved fatalities, which is the highest number since 2008. NHTSA’s report doesn’t account for crash fault, however, only truck involvement.

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World’s largest truck convoy — S.C. edition

Driver Tim Cooley, one of the organizers of the South Carolina edition of the World's Largest Truck Convoys for Special Olympics, noted his organization's preparations for the Saturday, Sept. 24, event were well under way, with a new rally location at the state farmer's market in Columbia.

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POLL: If any, what top speed should the speed limiter rule require?

Last week's notice of proposed rulemaking on speed limiters from NHTSA/FMCSA looked at 60, 65 and 68 mph in its analysis, but requested comments on speeds from stakeholders. What's your view of where speed should be set, if at all? Weigh in here.

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Peterbilt now offering Cummins Westport nat gas engines on Model 567

The engine emissions are 90 percent lower than the current EPA NOx limit, Peterbilt says, because of a three-way catalyst in the aftertreatment, advanced engine calibration and a closed crankcase ventilation system.

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FreightWatch, CargoNet issue Labor Day cargo theft warnings

According to FreightWatch, 89 percent of cargo thefts that took place on Labor Day weekend in 2015 happened in California, Texas, Florida and Georgia. CargoNet lists the same four states and adds New Jersey as the most-targeted states during recent Labor Day weekends.

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The red, white and blue trucks of Hanover Logistics

The Hanover Logistics 3PL continues a red-white-and-blue patriotic tradition started in part out of convenience by its R.H. Crawford trucking-company subsidiary a decade ago.

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