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Spot market volume takes a spring break

At once, in this weekly update, there remains reasons to be optimistic for the uptick in freight/rates that usually runs through June or July in a typical year -- also, DAT Trucker app updated at MATS 2016..

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Bad roads hasten one owner-operator’s retirement — and more infrastructure voices

What stretch of North American highway in your experience would warrant the nomination for the No. 1 'Worst Road' all around?

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FMCSA blocks Canadian trucker from U.S., citing violations of out-of-service orders

FMCSA said Gill “willfully disregarded the out-of-service order” in three separate instances in four days and continued driving his truck before being shut down after the fourth order. He was also found to have surreptitiously taken his truck from a storage facility where it had been towed.

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Truck operators to take on most of driver training rule costs, per FMCSA figures

Drivers themselves will bear the bulk of the rule’s costs, according to FMCSA’s calculations. The 30-day period for owner-operators and other industry stakeholders to file formal comments ends in a week.

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I-75 in Tennessee after rock slide: Project completion possible by 4/15

After nearly a month of full closure on the NB side of I-75 in the state near the Kentucky border, one NB lane reopened to traffic last week, March 24. SB remains open.

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Truck Enterprises Hagerstown relocates to larger facility

The new location is less than a mile southeast of the former Truck Enterprises site on 8 acres near Interstate 81 and State Highway 11.

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New FetchDesk freight brokerage app announced, pre-registration available

Once the system launches later this year, pre-subscribed users will be sent an account code that will allow them to post upcoming empty trucks up to eight days in advance by using their phone. Carriers don't search for loads – they are contacted by shippers and brokers – and are paid 100 percent of the invoice price, the company says,

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Diesel prices climb for sixth straight week

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel is now $2.121. Prices increased in all but two regions – the Midwest and West Coast less California.

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Love’s purchases Trillium CNG to add to compressed natural gas offerings

Love’s Travel Stops has officially acquired Trillium CNG and its 37 natural gas stations, giving Love’s a total of 65 public-access compressed natural gas locations.

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Cabover road-train run in Australia with Chris Dinsdale

Multiple views in Dashcam Central of a road-train run with KW cabovers in Australia -- Cameras mounted "on the front, the back, even over the 18-liter Caterpillar 3408."

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