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Eaton boosts its manual transmission warranties

Eaton is increasing the warranty coverage for two of the company’s most popular heavy-duty manual transmissions. Customers who spec an Eaton RTLO (13- or 18-speed transmission), with Solo Advantage clutch and Eaton-approved lubrication will get a 7-year/750,000-mile warranty on the transmission and 5-year/500,000-mile warranty on the clutch. The program was introduced this month and will remain in effect until June 30, 2017 for all makes and models of new trucks purchased in the U.S. and Canada, says David Karnes, ...

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VW’s $15 billion emissions settlement includes money for cleaner trucks

Part of Volkswagen’s more than $15 billion emissions cheating scandal settlement with the U.S. government includes more than $2 billion set aside to encourage owners of older vehicles and equipment to replace engines with newer, cleaner technology.

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Stoking the log fires: Hours violations, fleet size and ELDs

The smallest carriers are feeling the heat of hours enforcement in select states, even as violations declined nationally in 2015.

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New concept truck shows off on-highway autonomous mode, hybrid drivetrain, remote docking and more

Perhaps chief among the concept truck’s next-generation systems are its hybrid electric-diesel drivetrain and its Highway Driver Assist automated driving system, which enables the truck to pilot itself in on-highway use by steering, accelerating and braking/decelerating on its own.

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POLL: How long has it been since you had a ‘clean’ inspection?

Incidence of clean inspections, showing no violations, nationally has tracked around 40 percent, give or take, since the CSA program's advent in late 2010. How long ago was your last clean inspection?

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Trucking industry employment, driver turnover rates fall, latest reports show

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment fell by a whopping 6,300 jobs in the month of June, according to the Labor Department. Also this week, the American Trucking Associations reported a decline in driver turnover rates in 2016's first quarter, with turnover at large truckload fleets falling to an annualized rate of 89 percent, ATA reports.

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FMCSA announces plan to allow owner-operators to contest non-preventable crashes used against them in CSA scores

The plan floated by FMCSA on July 7 will allow carriers to contest crashes counted against them in CSA and potentially remove those deemed non-preventable by the driver and carrier. The industry has long called for some form of "crash accountability" in CSA.

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Q2 end, July 4 holiday spur spot freight volume gain

With both the end of the quarter and the last few business days before a holiday weekend, last week's boost in rates and volume, particularly in vans and reefers, wasn’t a big surprise. Still, it was a nice lift, especially after two months of improvement.

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‘The most important safety feature in any truck? The professional driver’

Jeff Clark's video message to the next president of the United States: Think outside of the box and reward companies that keep their drivers by treating them like the professionals they are.

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POLL: Who’s most likely to get your vote in the Presidential election in November?

With major-party conventions upcoming in the next weeks , which of these four candidates, including two prominent third-party candidates, is most likely to get your vote in the presidential election in November?

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