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Downward trend continues for fuel prices in most recent week

All regions saw a decrease with the most significant coming in the West Coast less California region, where prices dropped 1.3 cents.

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OOIDA in latest legal filing: ELD mandate too costly, too intrusive

OOIDA again argues in its latest brief the rule violates truckers’ 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizures and does not meet Congress’ requirements for the rule. The group also argues the mandate still opens the door for truckers to be harassed by their employers via the devices and does not stand up to a cost benefit analysis.

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Walmart driver named Grand Champion at trucking national championships

Charles “Mike” White, a driver for Walmart out of Nineveh, Ind., beat out more than 430 other truck drivers to earn the title of Grand Champion at the competition.

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Truckers: No to ‘beta’ testing when lives at stake

Truckers polled this month agreed by and large with much of Consumer Reports’ "Too much autonomy too soon" verdict about the 'Autopilot' technology deployed in the Tesla Model S in 'beta' form, recently in use during a fatal crash in Florida.

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Proposed federal rule to govern truck speeds to be published soon

A proposed federal rule to require the use of speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks has cleared its final hurdle in the regulatory process and will likely be published in the coming weeks. The rule will set a speed limit for on-highway trucks.

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Love’s location in Roseburg, Ore. reopens

The store closed temporarily in March due to a fire, but it's now fully operational with some new additions.

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Pay attention to these factors driving physical damage insurance costs for owner-operators

“Typically, the stated value of the vehicle is important, but the driving factor behind premiums is the MVR,” said Courtney Wilson, president of 1st Guard Insurance Co.

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ATRI program aims to ease congestion along major truck freight corridors

After an April report from ATRI that found congestion cost the trucking industry nearly $50 billion in 2014, the group set out to address such congestion through an Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) program.

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FMCSA launches campaign to alert public on driving safely around trucks

Through the new campaign, dubbed “Our Roads, Our Responsibility,” FMCSA suggests several tips to drivers sharing the road with commercial vehicles. It also offers trucking industry stakeholders graphics to use to help spread the word.

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Wayne Smith presents ‘New lows for sharing the road’

Smith was hauling out of Allentown on I-78 "when a couple bikes were too impatient" -- and a little reckless, well evident in the video when, "at one point, the second bike pulls into the lane already occupied by a semi and then touches the semi with his hand."

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