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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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Getloaded load board consolidated in DAT network

DAT says the move expands its load-board offerings to include a greater diversity of equipment types and loads from specialized brokers.

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Garmin releases new dashcam

The Garmin Dash Cam 35 records in high definition and features a collision warning system that alerts the driver when following too closely to a car ahead, as well as nearby red light cameras and speed cameras.

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North Dakota contemplating 80-mph speed limit

How fast is fast enough? Revisiting the question in light of a potential boost in speed limits to 80 mph in North Dakota, and more on Trump's two-for-one out/in regulatory order ...

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Weekly spot freight update: Reefer, van volumes still strong compared to 2016

The normal seasonal slow-down has been leading to lower demand and lower rates, but van volumes continue to look solid compared to 2016 in the spot market. And: How to maximize Cleveland-to-Chicago via Fort Wayne.

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Trucking industry employment falls for first time in 6 months

Trucking industry employment totaled 1.4625 million, up from last January’s 1.4554 million.

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NTSB blames fatal car-truck crash on tired motorist

NTSB’s report states that a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, occupied by an 18-year-old driver and three passengers ranging in age from 17 to 19, lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median on U.S. Highway 77 and collided with a 2009 Freightliner.

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DriverTech’s ELD-dashcam combo unit

DriverTech announced the launch of the DT4000 Rev 7, an onboard communications device platform that comes with Electronic Logging Device capabilities and a front-facing dash camera to capture critical event video, among other features.

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Court ruling allows thousands of owner-operators to join suit against C.R. England

C.R. England plans to appeal a federal judge’s class certification of a case alleging fraud. Plaintiffs argue the carrier misinformed them about a truck lease and independent contractor program.

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