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Diesel prices spike in most recent week

The cheapest fuel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.361 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.415 per gallon.

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DOT calls for train operators to be screened for sleep apnea, FMCSA holding off

FMCSA and the Federal Railroad Administration worked together on a sleep apnea rulemaking earlier this year, but FRA is already making recommendations to have train operators screened for apnea during their DOT-required exams. FMCSA says it will not follow FRA's lead -- yet.

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Michigan, Indiana, Ohio stepping up truck enforcement this week

From Dec. 5-9, motor carrier enforcement in these three states will focus on violations most likely to contribute to a crash, such as speeding and distracted driving. See the three states here...

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Trucking industry adds nearly 8,000 in October, November

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,100 jobs in November, according to the Labor Department. The DOL also upwardly revised October's gains to 6,800 jobs, continuing months of upward momentum in the trucking industry labor market.

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Van and reefer rates see uptick in November, flatbed rates fall

Reefer and van rates trended up in November, while flatbed lost a few cents, likely due to the seasonality of the segment.

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Do you carry CVSA’s out-of-service criteria book?

Former inspector/officer Andy Blair argues the book is anyone's best resource for challenging an out-of-service violation -- and an effective tool for other challenges as well. If only its electronic version was free, readers note...

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Driver drug and alcohol test database to be required check for carriers by 2020

Set to publish Monday, a final rule establishing the Clearinghouse database will require carriers to search the database during the pre-employment process and for current employees -- at least once a year in the latter case.

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Video: A roll into and through the fall freight season’s demand for dry vans

Van, reefer demand continued relatively strong in this week's spot market update following the Thanksgiving holiday. Hot markets, rising and falling rates on specific lanes, and more in this update.

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New electric Class 8 truck: 1,000 hp, 1,200-mile range

The zero-emissions truck's fully electric drivetrain is powered by high-density lithium batteries. It will be available for monthly full-service lease that costs $5,000 to $7,000.

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Petro-Canada’s next-generation oils now available

In the CK-4 category, Petro-Canada now offers three formulations in increasing levels of durability, engine protection, oil drain intervals and extreme temperature performance.

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