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Spot market opportunity: End of month, end of quarter, pre-holiday picks

Given it's the end of June and the end of the second quarter of the year (when freight typically rises in volume as shippers move inventory) and we're headed into a four-day-ish Fourth of July, conditions are strong for van, reefer freight.

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Preventing cargo theft during July 4: SensiGuard, Travelers offer tips

Because July 4 falls on a Tuesday this year, SensiGuard says many facilities will be closed on Monday, July 3, extending the weekend and resulting in trucks being parked for longer periods of time.

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Report recommends sweeping changes to CSA scoring system

The Congressionally mandated report lists major flaws with the program, along with recommendations for FMCSA to pursue to make the program more fair for carriers and more accurate in assessing their safety risk.

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New full-service Ill. Truck Centers location

Truck Centers Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their 10th full-service dealership in Effingham, Ill.

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Large fleet gets exemption for pre-CDL drivers

New Prime, part of national fleet Prime Inc., has been granted an exemption by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to allow its pre-CDL drivers who have passed the CDL skills test to drive in team operations without a CDL holder in the front seat

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LA-area truckers end strike by picketing at City Hall

Truckers working in drayage operations in Southern California ports held a week-long strike last week to protest what they say is employee misclassification and the costs of compliance with area ports' emissions reduction plans. They marched to LA City Hall last week to air their concerns to the city's government.

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Facebook founder Zuckerberg hears truckers’ concerns at Iowa 80 truck stop

Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg last week heard from truckers on electronic logs, autonomous trucks and more as he took time during his tour of the United States to visit the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa.

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Wabco extends AMT agreement with Daimler Trucks

Wabco has extended its long-term supply agreement with Daimler Trucks for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology on Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, FUSO, Western Star and BharatBenz units. WABCO’s newest AMT solution increases fuel savings through optimized gear shifting. It also differentiates by helping vehicle operators to significantly reduce mechanical wear, lower maintenance costs and decrease vehicle downtime. In addition, WABCO AMT technology has been engineered to reduce fuel consumption consistent with the industry’s most stringent ...

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ASECTT group presses ahead on CSA, safety rating reform and other issues

In addition to its chief concern over reliance on CSA SMS scores in safety assessment, ASECTT now turns attention to reform of the safety-audit system and federal preemption of state wage/hour laws and independent contractor classification, among other issues.

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Daimler petitions FMCSA to allow lower windshield placement of warning system camera

Supplemental information submitted by DTNA clarified that the camera system would actually be mounted 8.5 inches below the upper edge of the area swept by the windshield wipers – more than twice as far below the area currently allowed by regulations.

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