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Josh Abbott Band to play at Iowa 80’s Walcott Jamboree in July

The Josh Abbott Band will perform at the 36th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree this summer.

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Roadcheck 2015 inspection spree set for early June, CVSA releases checklists for drivers, carriers

Roadcheck, the annual inspection blitz done by a joint effort of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and others, has been scheduled for June 2-4.

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Louisiana becomes next Drivewyze state

Louisiana becomes the next state to add the Drivewyze PreClear mobile-based weigh station and inspection site bypass service.

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DOD requests renewal of hours of service exemption

The U.S. Department of Defense Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has requested an exemption renewal from the hours of service regulation.

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Dayton opens Nebraska service center

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, has opened a new service center in Omaha, Neb., its first location in the state. The Dayton, Ohio-based company said the 10-door facility is located strategically to offer faster and more direct service for its Midwest customers.

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Equipment Spotlight: Truck batteries becoming smaller, lighter, tougher, smarter

For all of our dependence on truck batteries in commercial applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail. That’s why most of the slowly evolving developments involving automotive batteries over the past century have centered on longer maintenance-free life. Today, the focus is on additional storage capacity and power density. Rising fuel prices, anti-idling laws, alternative-drive vehicles and an exponential boom in the power requirements on commercial vehicles all are driving more battery ...

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Diesel hits lowest point in five and a half years

The U.S.’ average price, which is now $2.754, is $1.198 lower than the same week last year.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest voting ends Wednesday

More than 85 nominees makes this year's group the most numerous yet.

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C.R. England hikes pay for Texas Regional solo drivers

C.R. England increased pay for company solo drivers in its Texas Regional division by an average of 11.8 percent depending on tenure. The Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier offers flexible short-haul services throughout the region, as well as through-trailer service into and out of Mexico with hubs strategically positioned throughout Texas and Arkansas.

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Senator questions FMCSA’s CSA app, says scores need disclaimers

Fischer sent a letter to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx last week, taking aim at FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and QCMobile’s role in making CSA’s percentile rankings more accessible to third parties and the public.

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