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ELDs and the detention quagmire

Rico Muhammad's reefer freight operation, based in Atlanta, is comprised of two trucks operating primarily in the Southeast and sometimes outside the region. He names detention's operational quagmire as perhaps the principal issue for owner-operators moving to ELDs.

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Mack introduces new diesel engine oil, extends drain intervals

Introduced as the factory oil in Mack's 2017 engines, the company's EOS-4.5 engine oil also extends intervals for all 2011 and newer Mack engines.

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FMCSA will leverage driver training data to gauge behind-the-wheel minimum, CVTA says

Recent hurdles aside, including calls from various groups for FMCSA to issue a supplemental rule to add a time-based behind-the-wheel requirement, the rule likely will remain as-is through its 2020 implementation date, says Don Lefeve, head of the Commercial Vehicle Training Association.

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ELDs’ early adopters face productivity, operational challenges

Examining the operational impacts of fully engine-connected electronic logging devices both positive and negative -- adopted by these independents and leased small fleets/operators, well ahead of the ELD mandate.

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Bendix ESP standard on Kenworth T680, T880 tractors

Kenworth announced that the Bendix Electronic Stability Program is now standard on its new T680 and T880 tractors. The ESP system is designed to help stabilize the vehicle during loss-of-control situations on dry, wet and snow- and ice-covered highways. Customers will receive the Bendix 4S/4M configuration, which has four sensors and four modulators and includes Bendix Smart ATC Automatic Traction Control and Bendix ESP.

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Ali Cetin presents ‘Why I have a dash camera’

Toronto, Ontario-based local trucker Ali Cetin compiled this collection of evidence of just why the operator runs with a dashcam in all his company's trucks.

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Owner-operator wins Peterbilt 579 in Landstar contest

Landstar owner-operator Ralph Hall recently drove home in a brand new Peterbilt 579 after winning the truck in the company’s Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway. His 5-year-old grandson predicted he'd win the truck, Hall says.

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Pilot Flying J giving away free pizza slices this week

The truck stop chain is giving drivers a free slice of PJ Fresh Pizza with a coupon from the company. The offer is valid through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12.

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Trump, trucking and regulations: Takeaways from the first two weeks of the Trump Administration

Speed limiters, driver training, ELDs and more -- If the barrage of Trump news has left you a little dizzy, here’s a quick look at the key trucking-specific happenings from the new administration in its first two weeks.

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Fuel prices flat so far in 2017

The nation's average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel on Jan. 2 was $2.586, and the average price on Feb. 6 is $2.558 per gallon, the Department of Energy reports.

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