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Kenworth opens new Phoenix dealership

Inland Kenworth has opened a new $23 million dealership in Tolleson, Ariz., that features a 47-bay service shop and a 21,500 square-foot parts department.

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Truck brings down Oklahoma City bridge

There were no reported injuries and the driver said that he had cleared the May Avenue Bridge while traveling east bound on Oklahoma Highway 3 earlier that day, but had struck it later while driving west bound.

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Proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule comment period closes May 23

The SFD rule would replace the current three-tier federal rating system of “Satisfactory, Conditional and Unsatisfactory” for carriers with a single determination of “Unfit,” which would require the carrier to either improve its operations or shut down.

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U.S. Senate passes bill that could change hours of service regulations

The two outcomes are (1) return to 2013-enacted rules governing truckers’ 34-hour restarts or (2) a return to 2011 restart rules, albeit with a new 73-hour cap on the amount of hours truck drives can remain on duty in a seven day period. But the bill faces an uphill climb in the House and a veto threat by President Obama.

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Cargo theft incidents increase, values fall in first quarter

FreightWatch recorded a total of 221 thefts in the quarter with an average loss value per theft of $112,467.

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Trucking groups announce Park My Truck app set to release in late summer

A new mobile app expected to launch late this summer will allow truck drivers to find truck parking information and available parking spaces.

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Two steps forward, one step back: Spot market van, reefer rates retreat in last week after gains

After volume and rate gains across van, reefer and flat segments the prior week, this past week has seen van loads flat for volume. More posted trucks resulted in something of a slight rates give-back. But we're still up over the April average.

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Move in Senate would restore 2013’s 34-hour restart rules, require 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods

The saga to"fix" 34-hour restart regs continues: A Senate measure filed this week would again require truckers’ 34-hour restart to include two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. periods and limit the restart’s use to once a week. The amendment was filed Tuesday, the same day the House released a plan to permanently nix the 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. requirement.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Kristen Kudlic

A serious motocross accident in 2009 left Kudlic with a broken back and paralysis from the waist down.

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New diesel oils usher in new API donut symbols

The new donut features a shaded section to differentiate API FA-4 diesel oils from CK-4 oils. The API CK-4 Service Symbol Donut will look the same as the current CJ-4 Donut.

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