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Truck It Smart load board introducing ‘required pricing’ for posted loads

Truck It Smart has made the pricing option for those posting loads directly a "requirement," the CEO says in an open letter advocating for greater rate transparency.

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Love’s kicks off campaign to raise money for children’s hospitals

Love’s Travel Stops kicked off its annual campaign Tuesday to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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Con-way drivers say ‘no’ to Teamsters in latest vote

The Teamsters Union was dealt a blow this week from Con-way workers, as employees at Con-way Freight’s maintenance facility in Portland, Ore., voted to reject representation by the union.

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Voices on NYT’s ‘Trucks are killing us’ column: Readers respond, ATA says column riddled with ‘falsehoods’

"Why waste print to tell so many lies, when you can actually help the issues that truly affect the entire line of all phases of transportation?" --Matt Whitelaw on the "Trucks Are Killing Us" op-ed

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ELDs and driver harrassment: Webinar upcoming; voices raised against the mandate

Details on a free Aug. 26 online seminar, plus more views on the ELD mandate following recent coverage. Many responses took a defiant or skeptical view of the mandate, reflecting recent polling showing 83 percent of readers opposed.

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Fuel prices resume steady summer decline

After a week of little change, the country's average diesel price resumed its steady downfall, with prices dropping 5.4 cents during the week ending Aug. 24, according to the Energy Department.

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Swift ordered to pay owner-operator $2.6 million after trailer squashed his foot

The jury has awarded the owner-operator $2.6 million for physical and mental pain, medical expenses and past and future lost wages.

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Mariners-themed Kenworth to help raise money for children’s literacy program

A Kenworth T880 52-inch sleeper truck with a special Seattle Mariners theme will be part of a Paccar fundraising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

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

Food Cowboy grows ways to reduce waste

The Food Cowboy group, founded by a produce hauler, continues to grow unique ways to alleviate waste and hunger in the United States, with new developments and liaisons strengthening the mission.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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