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International HX-series heavy-haul model launched

At this week's Truck World Show In Missassauga, Ontario, International Truck unveiled the HX520 to serve the heavy haul tractor, construction dump and platform stake/crane markets.

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NorCal Kenworth earns Dealer of the Year honors

NorCal Kenworth recently received the 2016 Truck Dealer of the Year award from the American Truck Dealers at the 53rd annual ATD Convention & Expo in Las Vegas.

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Freightliner recalling almost 9,000 Cascadias

The recall notice says affected units may have insufficient contact between the electrical connector on the compressor and electrical pins and the overheated connection, which can increase risk of a fire.

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New owner-operator edition from Fog Line Software

The Truckn Pro Owner-Operator Edition is designed specifically with the needs of one-truck independents with motor carrier authority and leased owner-operators in mind.

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Audio mailbag: Broker freight transaction transparency rears its head amid rate doldrums

What exactly are those with the biggest stake in any freight movement getting today separated by middlemen? Not much, at too high a rate, one caller among others to the Overdrive Radio podcast line contends.

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Trucking rap sheet: CDL testing fraud update, carrier fraud scheme and other updates

A Kentucky couple was convicted in a fraud scheme in which they conspired to defraud brokers by agreeing to haul loads for a certain price, then hold the cargo hostage and demand payment before delivery. That and more from trucking crime updates from the DOT.

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Freedom CNG opens new west Texas location

Freedom says the station is capable of sending CNG-powered truckers west to El Paso or east to Dallas.

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Spot market swings against owner-operators as loads dip, trucks climb

The number of available loads posted on the spot market, per Truckstop.com data, fell in the week, while the number of available trucks climbed. The combination pushed the index down to a reading of 13, signaling favorability for brokers in spot market negotiations.

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W.V. Supreme Court sides with truckers, strikes down truck ban in Morgantown

Truck drivers earned a victory in court last week when the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia upheld a lower court decision that struck down an ordinance from the city of Morgantown that banned trucks from using a certain portion of State Route 7 that passes through the city.

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Trucking groups fire back at FMCSA over carrier rating rule, say it circumvents Congressional intent

An ad-hoc coalition of trucking organizations issued a letter Monday, April 11, to Acting FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling disputing comments made by FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo last week. The groups reiterate their argument that the rule violates federal law, despite FMCSA's claims otherwise.

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