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Demand indicators for vans, reefers, flats up in the last week

An increase in the load-to-truck ratios for vans and reefers particularly indicates that rates on average could rise this week as the second quarter ends and a holiday weekend begins.

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Send messages to Trucker Path’s new ‘chatbot’ for parking info

The chatbot, called Trucker Path Bro, works by responding to a driver’s location-based text message to provide the latest updates on nearby parking availability, weigh station and other facilities.

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Trucks banned from section of I-95 in Philly next month for DNC

Commercial trucks weighing more than five tons will be prohibited from traveling between Exit 13 and Exit 22 on I-95 in Philadelphia from Saturday, July 23 at noon until midday Friday, July 29 because of the Democratic National Convention.

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Newly-expanded Panama Canal opens

After 9 years of construction, the newly-expanded Panama Canal has opened to accommodate larger ships.

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New collision mitigation system can take over truck’s steering to evade rear-end crashes

ZF, the company who jointly built the system, says it is the next "critical step" in bringing autonomous trucks to real-world application. The system should be ready for deployment in three to four years.

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Oversize hauler donates to breast-cancer effort

Quebec-based Express Mondor's third annual benefit for the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation brought in $28,000 -- over the last three years, the specialized hauler has donated more than $80,000 to the Foundation.

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Mike Boggs presents ‘Car loses it, driving too fast on black ice’

A taste of a much cooler season with this early-morning accident scene on, black ice in Central Illlinois, added to Dashcam Central by reader Mike Boggs.

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Caterpillar reaches class-action settlement over alleged engine defects, ACERT owners to get payments

The $60 million settlement offers payments to current and former owners and lessees of trucks with the engines. Settlement payments can range from $500 to $10,000.

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FMCSA to grant military vets longer waiver on CDL skills test

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted an exemption to the Missouri Department of Revenue, which will apply to all states, that will give veterans more time to make the transition from the military to civilian life.

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NACFE: Lower viscosity oils can increase fuel economy

Mike Roeth, NACFE executive director, said the research for the report revealed that 5W-30 and 10W-30 engine oils, either the current CJ-4 or the upcoming CK-4, can replace the commonly used 15W-40 oils used in many trucks while also increasing fuel savings.

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