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Fuel prices increase for third straight week

Diesel prices have increased for the third week in a row and ninth time in 10 weeks during the week ending April 25, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Driver turnover rates show potential for continued wage growth for truckers, ATA says

Sky high driver turnover rates at large and small carriers will continue to put upward pressure on truck driver wages, says ATA's Chief Economist.

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Shell adds more coolant products to recall

Shell has added additional 50/50 pre-diluted coolant products to the coolant return program that began in March due to a lack of bitterant in the coolant.

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New in-house load board, more from TBS factoring

TBS Factoring Service, increasingly fashioning itself as a one-stop shop for both cash flow and compliance solutions, is adding finding loads and saving money on fuel to the services available to customers.

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Mack announces lineup of 2017 MP engines

For the coming model year, Mack’s 11-liter MP7 and 13-liter MP8 engines get a handful of advancements designed to simplify maintenance and improve efficiency and productivity.

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ProSight’s new drug-testing program

Developed in partnership with the Foley Carrier Services DOT compliance and employer-assist firm, the new program claims to go above and beyond by detecting patterns of pharmaceutical drug abuse, among other things.

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Senate bill clears up 34-hour restart confusion, could add new hours limits

The bill corrects a legislative mess-up from December that put the 34-hour restart in jeopardy by ensuring the restart will remain available for truckers. However, it would also put in place a new 73-hour on-duty limit in a consecutive seven-day period.

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Overdrive names top 10 in 2016 Most Beautiful contest

The first-place winner will receive a trip to The Great American Trucking Show.

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Paccar to offer Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission in certain Kenworth, Peterbilt models

The TC10 transmission will be offered in Kenworth T680 and T880 models and Peterbilt Models 567 and 579 with both Paccar and Cummins engines.

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DOT’s study on truck size and weight contains little fresh news

An extensive federal study of heavier and larger trucks says greater analysis and fewer data limitations are necessary to gauge impact on the transportation system. The federally mandated research echoed the study’s technical reports, released last June by the DOT.

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