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FMCSA set to increase fines for some safety reg violations

Violation of certain federal safety regulations are about to get a little more expensive.

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White House highway bill would also open existing Interstate lanes to tolling

In an otherwise low-drama bill introduction, one provision in the bill has struck a nerve with some both in the trucking industry and outside of it: If passed the bill would remove the current ban on tolling existing Interstate lanes.

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South Dakota pushes speed limit to 80 mph

Know before you go: Most commercial truck tires are rated at 75 mph max speed -- prolonged running above that will build excessive heat, accelerate wear and could cause blowouts.

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uShip’s vision for mobile-driven ‘little LTL’

uShip CEO envisions tomorrow’s trucker as an independent who uses on-demand platforms to “help them maximize utilization of the asset”; readers' worries over "sharing economy" competition foregrounded.

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MATS notebook: Minimizer gives away $30k, BestPass releases new transponder

A few notes and news from last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show that we missed last week, including Minimizer's long-awaited announcement and updates from Flow Below and BestPass.

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Next round of emissions, fuel economy regs move closer to implementation

The new fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards would go into effect for 2018 model year vehicles, building upon the Phase 1 fuel economy and emissions standards that went into effect last year.

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Truckers’ parking perspectives: ATRI seeks driver input on parking, reservation systems

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from truck operators on their perceptions of trucking parking availability and the viability of truck parking reservation systems.

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Pilot Flying J, other fuel providers object to terms of $25M ‘hot fuel’ class-action settlement

The key concern of the objectors is the institution of fund — required by the settlement reached in January — that makes payments to state governments when they change their laws to require fuel providers to install automatic temperature compensation equipment at fuel pumps.

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

On-demand load matching: Where it’s happening

As mobile communications technology advancements give rise to streamlined freight transactions, some startups go so far as doing it all with a single app. Who will be the 'Uber of trucking?'

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Diesel falls to five-year low after latest drop

This is the third straight week the U.S. diesel average has dropped and the 30th in the last 39 weeks. The national average price was also $1.151 lower than the same week last year.

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