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Surprise inspection blitz puts 13.9 percent of trucks inspected out of service

The inspection blitz, part of CVSA’s Operation Airbrake program, was conducted in 31 states and Canadian provinces. A total of 6,128 commercial vehicles had their brakes checked during the unannounced event.

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Video: Owner-operator Gary Buchs’ ‘plan for success’

"People complain about the rates," says owner-operator Gary Buchs, but "not everybody's losing money." Buchs suggests too much emphasis is placed on an aspect of the business that owner-operators have only partial degrees of control over. "It's better," he says, "to have your costs in line -- I have total control over that."

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Mack showcasing mDrive HD 13-speed AMT in virtual reality videos

Using virtual reality headgear, Google Cardboard or a smartphone, drivers can take a 360-degree look of the cab interior, while also seeing the truck while it’s operating in quarries and on the highway.

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Fiery two-truck crash on I-55 near Chicago halts highway traffic

An accident involving two tractor-traoilers and multiple cars on I-55 in Chicago near Cicero resulted in one fatality, according to local reports, and halted traffic on both sides of the Interstate for hours.

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Cummins brings two new, rebranded 15-liter engines to market

Heavy-duty diesel engine maker Cummins this weekend introduced two new 15-liter engine offerings that will come to market late this year. The 2017 Cummins X15 engines offer two new configurations: The fuel-economy focused X15 Efficiency spec for long-haul applications and the X15 Performance spec for heavy-haul and other more demanding applications.

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Truckers at Calif. port agree to $5 million settlement in wage theft case

The non-profit organizations say the company, QTS, Inc., and related entities such as LACA Express and Win Win Logistics, misclassified drivers as independent contractors. The companies then filed for bankruptcy to avoid liability for wage theft.

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Diesel prices down another 2.3 cents during most recent week

Diesel prices have fallen five out of the last six weeks.

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Trucking rap sheet: False med cert submissions, falsified overweight permits

An overweight permit company has been charged with producing falsified permits, and a man has pled guilty to hauling hazmat without a CDL.

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Truckers, FMCSA to square off in court over ELD mandate this September

The federal court overseeing the lawsuit challenging the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate has scheduled oral arguments for the case to be heard in court on Sept. 13, where the owner-operator plaintiffs in the case hope to convince the court to strike down the U.S. DOT’s ELD mandate.

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Ryder’s ChoiceLease flexible leasing options

While full-service leasing has been a mainstay among small private fleets, it's growing as an option explored by owners of for-hire fleets large and small, Ryder says. ChoiceLease allows truckers to structure lease deals in three different ways.

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