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Rhode Island proposes truck-only toll

"Highway robbery" -- trucking associations respond to Rhode Island’s move to a ten-year plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding a truck-only toll on 17-20 bridges.

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Roadcheck 2015 inspection spree set for next week, here’s CVSA’s checklists for drivers, carriers

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, is scheduled for next week.

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Lighting plug and socket PM tips

The Phillips company's latest Qwik Tech Tips newsletter details plug and socket preventive maintenance steps in trademark quick-and-simple format.

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Truck platooning viable and could improve fuel efficiency in long-haul operations, study finds

In addition to fuel economy benefits, ATRI concluded platooning could improve traffic flow. The next phase of testing will center on driver satisfaction with the systems.

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Walmart, Tracy Morgan reach settlement from crash that ignited national hours-of-service debate

The details of the settlement were not disclosed in the lawsuit that claimed Walmart routinely violates hours-of-service rules and was negligent in the oversight of its equipment.

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Following March price-fixing guilty plea, bunk heater manufacturer faces class action complaint

The complaint seeks "damages to businesses and property in an amount to be determined at trial" for purchasers in a bevy of states.

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DOT highway bill that would require detention time pay filed in U.S. House

House transportation committee members last week reintroduced the White House's Grow America Act, a six-year highway bill that would designate half a trillion to U.S. roadways in the next six years and mandate that truck operators be paid by their employers for on-duty hours not spent driving.

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Love’s Travel Stops launches full-service tire inflation system

Love’s Travel Stops announced it now offers a tire inflation system that automatically inflates tires while drivers fuel their trucks.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Fleet Focus: Gordon Trucking, Bay & Bay, Con-way Freight

It’s one thing to be recognized by your family and next-door neighbors for doing good things, but when you’re honored by folks on the other side of the country, well, you’re on your way to becoming a national treasure. Last spring, both the Indiana Motor Trucking Association and the Illinois Trucking Association hosted summits to recognize fleets for excellence in safety management, and would you believe both groups gave their top award to a carrier ...

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Broker group gets CSA-related carrier hiring standards bill introduced in Senate

Introduced last week in the Senate is a bill aimed at mitigating CSA’s role in brokers’ and shippers’ carrier hiring decisions. The bill was introduced in the House earlier this year.

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