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POLL: New, used, leased: How did you buy your last truck?

New, used or glider? Lease-purchase or straight lease? What best describes your most recent truck purchase?

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Pilot Flying J upgrading bathrooms, showers

Pilot Flying J has announced it is upgrading restrooms in more than 680 locations across North America. The renovated restrooms will feature low water consumption toilets, eco-friendly hand dryers, state-of-the-art LED lighting and Italian tile as accents on vanity walls. Additionally, Pilot Flying J has upgraded the showers at its travel centers over the last three years. The upgrades are part of a $50 million investment Pilot Flying J has made in its travel stops and are ...

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Boyd Transportation honors driver for 3 million safe miles

Boyd Transportation recently honored one of its drivers for reaching three million consecutive safe driving miles with the company.

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‘Huge mistake': Readers sound off on speed limiters

In this Overdrive Radio podcast, voices are raised against any speed limiter mandate, while some emphasize alternatives to imposing a single speed on on-highway trucks, such as adequate training and rewards for voluntary governing,

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Crash treatment in CSA ‘not fair,’ says FMCSA’s safety head, says agency wants to fix

FMCSA's Jack Van Steenburg, while admitting the agency's CSA program's lack of crash weighting is unfair, did not give specifics as how the agency could fix it. He spoke Tuesday with TCA's David Heller about a wide range of trucking regulations.

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Port terminal operator to require truck drivers to stay in trucks at its terminals

By the end of 2016, APM Terminals’ will require all truckers entering their facilities to remain in their trucks.

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Changing Gear: Team-ups from Wabash-Aurora, Kenworth-Meritor and Eaton, Peterbilt-Bendix

Trailers from top-flight manufacturers tend to last a while, and trailer maker Wabash National recently announced a collaboration with a leading aftermarket supplier to make sure its trailers can carry your loads as long as possible. The company has signed a five-year deal with Aurora Parts & Accessories to be the exclusive supplier of all aftermarket parts for the company’s dry van, refrigerated van and platform trailers sold under the brand names Wabash National, Transcraft ...

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House passes short-term highway funding patch

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Tuesday a 60-day extension of federal highway funding, extending a 2014 patch through the end of July.

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Freight volumes: Up last week on the spot market in spite of falling economic conditions

All the same, economist Noel Perry of FTR and Truckstop.com sounded some sour notes on economic outlook in the weekly Trans4Cast newsletter on spot freight trends and more.

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Iowa I-35 lane closures through June 2, more highway haps

Welcome to construction season, drivers. The Iowa Department of Transportation reports the right lane of SB I-35 between exits 68 (Iowa 5, near Cumming) and 52 (County Road G50, near Bevington) has closed for road work. The closure is expected to run through June 2. In both directions on I-35, too, the state reported, the roadway will be reduced to one lane between exits 36 (County Road R35) and 56 (IA 92, near Bevington) from 6 a.m.-6 PM local time, through June 1. State ...

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