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‘Beyond compliance’ public meetings to be held in January

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold two public listening sessions about the potential benefits and feasibility of “beyond compliance” incentives for carriers.

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Comdata launches hotel network for drivers

The Comdata Hotel Network, powered by CLC Lodging, allows trucking carriers and drivers to manage and reduce the costs related to hotel stays.

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43 lives claimed during severe week for weather

More is on the way -- potential blizzard conditions, flooding, ice, tornadoes -- in areas particularly across the Midwest and Southeast through the new year. Keep tuned to weather services on your lanes this week.

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Peterbilt adds auto-start to no-idle system

Peterbilt enhanced its SmartAir no-idle system with new auto-start technology that helps keep both the main and auxiliary batteries charged while running the air-conditioning system and using electric-powered devices. Auto-start is available as a factory-installed option on Model 579s equipped with SmartAir and either a 72- or 80-inch sleeper.

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National Seating offers RollTek safety system

RollTek’s side roll airbag protection system now is available on the National Seating platform. A sensor located under the seat is engineered for continuous monitoring of the vehicle’s angular position and activates when it detects an imminent rollover, deploying side-roll airbags, tightening the safety belt and lowering the seat. Peterbilt recently announced that its on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567 now offers RollTek’s safety protection system integrated with the company’s Atlas II driver seats. The Atlas ...

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Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash indicted on homicide, assault charges

Kevin Roper, the truck driver at the center of the fatal June 2014 tractor-trailer crash involving actor Tracy Morgan, has been indicted on the manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges brought against him in the aftermath of the crash, court records show.

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Van spot market update — volume, rates relatively steady into holiday week

Van load availability slipped 5 percent last week and truck capacity edged up 1 percent, pushing the average load-to-truck ratio down from 1.7 to 1.6 loads per truck.

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Is ‘The Princess and the Peterbilt’ the wrong perception?

"I don't think people gawk at female drivers any more than they gawk at male drivers who insist on wearing shiny track suits three sizes too small -- it all depends on how you present yourself, male or female."

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State DOTs to move on new roadside equip crash standards

A schedule has been established for DOT updates to roadside safety hardware -- including guardrails, crash cushions and the like -- to comply with an update to AASHTO's updated Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware.

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Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas plant celebrates 35 years

Peterbilt's plant in Denton, Texas is celebrating 35 years.

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