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Diesel prices see first increase in two months

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose 6.6 cents during the week ending Aug. 22 to $2.37 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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POLL: Small fleet owners, where do you most-often find your driver candidates?

If you've been in the position of hiring a driver, what most commonly generates the successful job candidate -- direct referrals of various natures, ads in local or far-flung places or something else entirely? Weigh in here.

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Peterbilt offering Bendix Wingman Fusion on 579, 567 models

Wingman Fusion uses radar, video, multiple sensors and the truck's braking system to create an view of everything going on around the truck.

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‘Came out singing’: Trucker Talent Search finalist Jason Lee Wilson

Eric Harley of Red Eye Radio interviews Jason Lee Wilson, finalist in the RER/Overdrive Trucker Talent Search, who tells the story behind his "Lynchburg to Nashville" track, in part stemming from a friend's run with whiskey barrels on the route.

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Pork rind maker holding driver appreciation contest to benefit St. Christopher fund

Pork rind maker Southern Recipe is holding its fifth annual Truck Driver Appreciation campaign, offering drivers a chance to win a cash prize, as well as helping the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund earn a $2,000 donation.

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Walkin’ with grace: The Red Eye Radio interview with Trucker Talent Search finalist Keith Snyder

Red Eye Radio's Eric Harley here interviews 2016 Trucker Talent Search finalist Keith Snyder. At the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 25-57, Snyder squares off with fellow finalist singer-songwriters to compete for this year's grand prize.

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FMCSA looking to begin interstate pilot program for under-21, military-trained drivers

The pilot program will allow a limited number of military-trained drivers between the ages of 18 and 21 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce, which is not currently allowed by federal regulations.

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Supplies to be collected at GATS for Louisiana flood victims

When the Great American Trucking Show opens in Dallas next Thursday, attendees will have the opportunity to help Louisiana residents suffering losses because of the recent flooding. Organizers are seeking canned goods, bottled waters, clothing and more.

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Trucker Talent Search all-stars giving three GATS performances

This year’s Trucker Talent Search finalists, plus two alums of the contest, will perform live at GATS on Saturday, Aug. 27.

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Women truckers to take to the high seas with first conference

Real Women in Trucking is hosting a conference early next year aboard the Carnival Conquest cruise ship to unite and honor women among truckers.

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