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FMCSA holding ‘beyond compliance’ public listening sessions next month at MATS, CVSA spring meeting

The first session will be held Friday, April 1 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., from 10 a.m. to noon and 1:15-3 p.m. eastern time. The second session will be held Monday, April 25 at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Spring 2016 Workshop in Chicago from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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PacLease announces new online driver training program

The program offers more than 360 online courses and tutorials that aim to improve driving skills and compliance.

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Tomorrow’s Trucker: How a rapidly evolving trucking industry is reinventing the owner-operator

In this special series, built on months of reporting by Overdrive editors, we take a realistic look at what truck operators can expect from their livelihood in the coming decades, including a look at the evolution of the business model, likely regulatory reform, the daily tasks of tomorrow's trucker and shifts in the trucker pay model.

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Diesel prices spiked nearly 8 cents last week

The price of a gallon of on-highway diesel rose 7.8 cents to $2.099 per gallon.

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Truck driver stabbed to death in truck at Washington state truck stop; no leads in case

A truck driver was stabbed to death in his truck last week at the Mustardseed Truck Stop off Highway 167 in Sumner, Wash. Police have no leads in the case.

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New Mexico leads nation in service vehicle severe incident crashes

In contrast to New Mexico, which has 101 percent more severe driving incidents than the national average, North Dakota has the fewest with 53 percent fewer than the national average. New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and Louisiana round out the top five states with the most service vehicle severe driving incidents.

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Kenly 95 Petro renovations underway for bathrooms, showroom

The showroom expansion will include the addition of a full size tractor on a turntable in the front corner, as well as the addition of a full size tractor trailer.

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FourKites’ new load-tracking service for any cellphone

Real-time location information is fed into the FourKites platform to predict ETAs and provide delay alerts and arrival and departure times at stops using circular and polygon geo-fences.

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Kenworth offering Bendix Wingman Fusion system on Kenworth T680, T880

Bendix Wingman Fusion integrates and advances a suite of Bendix safety technologies – radar, camera, the vehicle’s brake system, and SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS – into a comprehensive driver assistance system.

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Kudos to one driver for two lives saved

The case of trucker Gary Hurd of Paul Transportation, whose company only became aware of his heroic actions on the road at the scene of two accidents well after the fact. Here's to all among you who go unrecognized for similar actions day-in, day-out.

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