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East Coast markets — where demand is warming for dry vans

Demand has fallen in many strong areas for van freight since the last weekly trends update, but a turnaround could be approaching. Strong freight volume on the East Coast held the national load-to-truck ratio steady.

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POLL: Which presidential candidate would you most like to take on a ridealong in the truck?

As 2016 candidate debates get going, which of these high-profile candidates and hoped-for contenders would you most like to show firsthand your experience of the trucking business? Bonus: why?

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Equipment Spotlight: Waxes and polishes

When working to build your business, your truck can be your biggest and best advertisement. A little wax and polish will go a long way in showing current and potential customers that you take your business seriously. Check out these products that can help your ride shine. Polish line Zephyr’s Pro 40 Perfection Metal Polish is formulated to clean, polish and protect aluminum, chrome and stainless steel, and to deliver a deeper mirror shine in one application. ...

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ATS puts custom heavy-haul Trail King trailer into service

Capable of up to 360,000 lbs. in payload, Anderson Trucking Service reps say they will be permitting hauls with the Trail King TK360 for up to 700,000 pounds.

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ATRI wants owner-operator input on trucking’s top issues

The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top issues of concern for the industry, along with strategies for addressing the issues.

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Rig Tough Used Trucks in Texas acquired by Rush

A subsidiary of Rush Enterprises Inc., which operates a network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, has acquired certain assets of Dallas Truck Center, a used truck dealership in Irving, Texas.

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POLL: Best method of calculating fair detention-pay rates?

How do you determine what to ask for detention rates per hour? Assuming allowing for reasonable load/unload times to be "free," which of the options here best describes how you do, or would, make the calculation?

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#ShowusyourInfraWear — DOT wants to see your photos of decrepit highways and bridges

While Congress recesses for the next five weeks, the DOT is soliciting photos on Instagram with the hashtag #ShowUSYourInfraWear, hoping to spur lawmakers to pass a long-term highway bill instead of the habitual short-term stopgaps.

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Trucker awarded $180k in back wages and more over classification as contractor

A California judge has upheld the state labor commissioner’s decision that a trucker misclassified as an independent contractor is owed back wages and expenses totaling nearly $180,000.

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Changing Gear: Collabs from Navistar-Eaton, Daimler-Zonar, Holland-Paccar

When one trucking industry vendor comes up with a great idea to help drivers and fleets alike, it’s a win-win. So when two vendors work together on new trucking innovations, is that a win-win-win? Why not, since everybody’s happy? Let’s start our roundup of company team-ups with Navistar, which proudly announced that it will be first-to-market with the Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch transmissions for its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks. Eaton says the new 7-speed transmissions ...

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