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Owner-ops: Carrier rewarding system a way to help big carriers, ice out small ones

More concerns and questions were raised than praise given Tuesday at an FMCSA hearing intended to gather carrier and trucking industry stakeholder input on the potential establishment of a program to reward carriers who go above and beyond minimum requirements of federal safety rules.

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Truckers file class action classification suit against three XPO drayage co.’s, seek backwages and benefits

Truck operators for three drayage carriers owned by carrier conglomerate XPO Logistics have filed a class action lawsuit seeking payment over alleged misclassification as contractors instead of employees, which led to lower wages and denial of state mandated breaks, plaintiffs claim.

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Mooney named CVSA executive director

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has appointed Collin B. Mooney as its new executive director, effective Jan. 11.

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Virginia legislature floats two bills to limit trucks in left lane

The Virginia General Assembly has proposed two amendments to state law that would prohibit trucks from driving in the left-most lane in certain areas.

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Fuel prices fall for 9th straight week

Diesel prices in the U.S. dropped for the ninth straight week and to the lowest price since the week of March 23, 2009, according to the Department of Energy's weekly report.

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Truck-driving music pioneer Red Simpson dead at 81

Red Simpson, singer-songwriter well-known for such classic trucking songs as "Roll, Truck, Roll" and "(Hello) I'm a Truck" died Friday, January 8, in Bakersfield, Calif. Simpson was 81.

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Trucker named Highway Angel for helping elderly couple

Mack Parks, a truck driver from Wichita Falls, Texas, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for helping an elderly couple when their camper was on fire.

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Two major ports propose banning older trucks from entry

The proposal also would deny access to trucks with 1994 and 1995 engines by Jan. 1, 2018.

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Defining competitive factors: What about price?

Whether you're better at "sharpening your pencil" or you're the "high-end guy" with a specialized service, don’t sell yourself short in today's market on rates.

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New York guv calls for freezing truck toll prices on 500-mile Thruway

Truckers using the New York State Thruway (I-90 & I-87) could see savings on tolls for the next several years if a plan proposed by the governor is approved by the legislature this spring.

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