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E-log mandate: DOT’s latest projected dates for it, fuel economy standards and other 2015 regs

The latest projections for major trucking regulations in the DOT's pipeline.

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Speed limiter mandate one step closer to publication, sent to White House for approval

A proposed federal rule to require the installation and use of speed limiters on heavy trucks has been sent from the DOT to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for its approval.

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Diesel prices up for fifth week in a row

For the fifth week in a row, diesel prices rose in the week ending May 18 with the national price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increasing 2.6 cents over the previous week.

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Bill would put the brakes on Wireless Roadside Inspection

As with truck systems, inspections could see in relatively short order a future in which more happens with less human involvement. Recent draft DOT appropriations bill item seeks to curb "Wireless Roadside Inspection" pending DOT's addressing of industry, enforcement concerns.

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NTSB’s latest report still provides no cause for FedEx crash that left 10 dead

A year and a 2,150 pages later, officials still don’t know what caused a truck to cross the median and crash into a bus of high school students in Orland, Calif. But investigators can tell you what the trucker ate for breakfast that morning.

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Volvo making push to increase fuel efficiency, improve connectivity

Better fuel economy, platooning and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity are the next steps in trucking's equipment evolution, Volvo said last week.

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Alternative to factoring launches

Unlike traditional bank lending and factoring arrangements, BamWire doesn't require personal guarantees and lets clients retain ownership and control of their receivables. Trasaction fees, interest charges make up costs.

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Cat adds two new trucks to off-highway series

Caterpillar unveiled May 14 two new trucks for severe duty applications. The Cat CT680L and the CT680LG are the company's newest models in its line of CT trucks, which just turned four years old.

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

Mother’s Day Convoy raises more than $300,000 for Make-A-Wish

A convoy of 380 trucks rolled through central Pennsylvania on Mother’s Day, May 10, raising more than $300,000 for the Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Carrier who sued Pilot over fuel rebate fraud now claims truck stop chain lied about diesel prices

Wright Transportation has amended its lawsuit against Pilot Flying J to accuse the truck stop chain and fuel provider of fudging its diesel fuel prices to defraud the carrier out of owed fuel rebates.

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