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Diesel continues downward streak, at lowest point in over 5 years

The U.S.’ average price, now at $2.784, has fallen 16 cents since the week ended April 6. The price is also the lowest since February 2010.

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Rates hall of shame: Bottom 10 U.S. states for outbound freight

Turns out it's true: Colorado on average is on the list for outbound freight -- so are many Northeast states. At once, some states in the NE region show some of the highest rates for inbound freight. More data, discussion here.

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Concrete haulers granted exemption to hours-of-service provisions; fireworks haulers request one

FMCSA last week granted an exemption to ready-mix concrete haulers from the agency’s 30-minute break requirement implemented in the 2013 hours-of-service changes. It's also considering a temporary exemption for pyrotechnics haulers.

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Truckers, start your engines: The Meritor ChampTruck World Series is bringing truck racing back to the U.S.

The new Meritor ChampTruck World Series, which will bring a true big-rig racing circuit back to the United States for the first time in nearly 30 years, will pit roughly a dozen trucks in 10 races nationwide this year.

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FMCSA’s hours-of-service restart study: Congressman writes DOT to note concerns about trucker participants

Hanna’s letter includes four key points to Foxx and FMCSA that he says should be considered for the study, including — perhaps of most concern for the study’s efficacy — ensuring selection of drivers that “are truly representative of the industry,” Hanna writes.

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DashHaul aims at the truckload spot market with automated brokerage

DashHaul’s automated brokerage is focused on streamlining shipper/carrier connections with rates that adhere to either the shipper’s custom-set rates or default rates set by an algorhythmic pricing methodology.

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Dayton launches DFXpedited Service

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, introduced DFXpedited Service for expedited shipments to address same-day and next-day needs. DFX will use ground and air transportation – including cargo vans, tractor-trailers, same-day flights and air charters – to serve all of North America. The Dayton, Ohio-based company said 24/7 service is available for freight of any weight and dimension, including hazardous materials.

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A&R Logistics adds warehouse space

A&R Logistics of Louisville, Ky., signed a lease for an additional 70,000 square feet of warehouse space in Jeffersonville, Ind., increasing capacity to 173,000 square feet. The facility offers packaging, transloading and transportation services to bulk and packaging customers.

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

Changing Gear: Truck and engine rewind

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts. Today we’re hitting rewind on some new products relevant to your engines and helping them perform their best. Perrin’s 18-inch-wide Dynasys SL auxiliary power unit is an automotive-style HVAC ...

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Reefer, van, flatbed all see rate increases in March

That’s the first across-the-board rate increase since June 2014 and at least a temporary bright spot in an otherwise rocky 8-month period, with gross rates largely trending downward in that time period and gains built up prior erased.

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