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Diesel price down for third straight week, hovering a dime below $3

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 1.4 cents this week, marking the third consecutive week of a price drop.

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‘85 Pete 359 wins Shell Rotella SuperRigs contest

A 1985 Peterbilt 359 shown by Kiegan Nelson of Richfield, Wis., won Best of Show this weekend at the 33rd annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs working show truck competition.

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New Mack LR refuse-haul low-cab forward truck

The 11-liter Mack MP7 diesel engine is standard in the LR model, delivering 325-345 hp and 1,200-1,280 lb.-ft. of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional.

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Love’s opens new Mississippi location

Love’s Travel Stops has announced the opening of a new location in Poplarville, Miss.

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FedEx agrees to pay truck drivers $228 million in classification case

FedEx Ground announced last week it has reached an agreement to pay $228 million to settle a lawsuit brought by truck operators claiming the company has misclassified them as independent contractors, and not company employees, thereby denying them certain state-required benefits.

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Walmart could be forced to pay drivers $100M in back pay for non-driving hours

A federal court has ruled Walmart violated California law by not paying truck drivers at least minimum wage for all the time they worked.

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SB I-15 full closure: Wee hours of June 17

As part of an ongoing $40 million weigh and inspection station project on I-15, southbound traffic will be held during a full closure scheduled for the wee hours of Wednesday, June 17.

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Livestock haulers get extension of 30-minute break exemption

The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration has decided to renew the exemption from the 30-minute break provision in the hours-of-service regulations for livestock haulers.

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

Latest ‘uber for trucking’ brokerage launches app

The Transfix brokerage's app offers a variety of free services in exchange for the opportunity to push load offers to drivers well-situated to cover them.

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Owner-operator John Raffone — for President?

Does he have a chance? Probably not. This question, however, is more in line with his professed goals: Could he at least help bring trucking into the national picture in some way other than just as a punching bag?

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