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Tonka-branded F750 lands at Work Truck Show

"When the sheet was lifted off the mystery truck at ... the 2015 Work Truck Show" last week, reported Bruce Smith of Hardworkingtrucks.com, "no one expected to see their favorite toy..."

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Owner-ops allege in lawsuit oilfield co. cheated them out of pay, seek class-action certification

Owner-operators are seeking class action certification in a lawsuit against an oilfield services company that allegedly provided misrepresentative settlement statements in order to underpay them.

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Trucking employment continues to grow: A look at latest gov’t numbers

For-hire trucking employment now totals 1.4462 million on a seasonally adjusted basis — a 3.6 percent increase (50,900 jobs) from February 2014.

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Citing handling of hours-of-service rules and CSA, Senator vows to reform FMCSA

Sen. Deb Fischer this week announced she plans to introduce legislation to reform the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, with the aim of making the agency more under Congressional control, more transparent and more inclusive of trucking industry stakeholders.

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A couple’s experience with health-insurance premiums

“Once tax season hits, people are going to freak out.” --insurance agent Holly McCombs on Obamacare reaction. She and her husband, car hauler David McCombs, remain insured off the ACA exchanges.

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FMCSA may have a new boss by month’s end

Acting Administrator Scott Darling's term ends March 23, and whether he or someone else will head the agency following that date is unclear.

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West Coast ports making moves to lower truck wait times in potentially months-long backlog clearance

Several of the 29 ports on the West Coast are taking measures to hasten the process of clearing the cargo backlog that’s built up in recent months due to strained and months-long labor negotiations between port managers and port workers.

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Truckers could be suspected in $5M gold bar cargo theft, reports say

Following an odd cargo theft earlier this week — in which roughly $5 million in gold bars were stolen from the back of a tractor-trailer heading from Miami to Massachusetts — authorities have begun to question whether the two truckers piloting the rig were involved.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Appeals court upholds dismissal of CCTA lawsuit against CARB regs

According to Joe Rajkovacz, CCTA government affairs director, further action is under way: "We will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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Broker group’s CSA-related bill seeks to diminish CSA’s role in hiring carriers, operators

The bill, TIA says, could limit the role of FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and its use by third parties to hire or otherwise make judgments about trucking companies.

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