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Former Arrow Trucking CEO could face $50 million sentence for misusing company funds

The former president and CEO of the now-closed Arrow Trucking pleaded guilty Feb. 4 to one count of conspiracy and one count of tax evasion stemming from his misuse of company money and schemes designed to overcharge customers for services.

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FMCSA takes next step in research on driver pay’s connection to safe operation

FMCSA says it hopes to determine whether a relationship exists between how drivers are paid — mileage, hourly, percentage, etc. — and their safety performance.

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Study: Exhaust from newer diesel engines not linked to cancer

Lifetime exposure to modern diesel exhaust does not induce tumors or precancerous changes, according to the first comprehensive study of the matter.

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Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash again denied request to delay lawsuit against Walmart

The driver asked the court to delay the civil proceedings pending his criminal proceedings. It his second attempt to do so, with this one coming as a filing of opposition to the order issued in December denying his previous attempt.

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International says new ‘mission’ will be on truck uptime

Navistar-International announced Feb. 4 its new mission in its truck, engine and parts business will be to maximize uptime for truck owners, and its launching a concurrent marketing campaign for the International truck brand, “It’s Uptime at International.”

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Not so fast on med cards: Non-CDL commercial drivers still must carry

Non-CDL holders are not required to self-certify or submit a copy of their medical card to their state licensing agency. Given such commercial drivers don't self-certify, if you are one of them, keep carrying the card.

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Ohio inspection, violation intensity

If recent trends continue, the climate for truckers on Ohio roads could improve. Overall state inspection numbers have fallen the last two years from about 75,000 total annually to just under 72,000,

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International announces ProStar to offer Bendix active safety system, WorkStar now available with Cummins ISB

Navistar-International announced this week that the International ProStar will now offer Bendix active safety system, which includes electronic stability control, autonomous braking collision mitigation tech and lane departure warnings.

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Ryder expands online used truck selection

Ryder System announced an expanded selection of used trucks, tractors, trailers and vans available at www.usedtrucks.ryder.com. The website now includes more economical “As-Is” condition vehicles, cab and chassis; and high-horsepower trucks. Ryder’s selection of pre-owned cab and chassis trucks includes diesel-powered straight truck models with a full range of payload capacities; a pre-assembled cargo container, freight box or flatbed is not included. The company’s pre-owned high-horsepower truck inventory includes a variety of different body configurations. Customers can ...

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Peterbilt’s Model 320 hits milestone production numbers

Peterbilt announced that its low-cab forward Model 320 reached record production in 2014 with more than 1,600 trucks built, a 12 percent year-over-year increase. The specialty vehicle – used primarily in refuse operations and concrete pumper applications – recently was introduced with an entirely new interior, and a right-hand stand-up cab configuration was announced late last year. The Denton, Texas-based company said it would introduce a dual-steer configuration later this year. Among the 320’s new features are ...

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