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Paccar Parts opens new state of the art distribution center in Washington

Paccar Parts has officially opened its new $32 million, state-of-the-art distribution center in Renton, Wash. Servicing dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada, the new 160,000 sq.-ft. parts distribution center (PDC) is almost three times the capacity of its predecessor built in 1973.

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POLL: Post-crash litigation — has it reached into your business?

Trends show awards/activity in the courts have been on the rise: Have you been involved as a defendant in post-crash civil litigation, whether you were at fault in the accident or not?

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Truck crash data collection: Action items for new advisory committee

Report from the first meeting of the MCSAC Post Accident Report Subcommittee, tasked by Congress with identifying areas for improvement in accident data collection, including primary causation factors.

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Trucker involved in suicide-by-truck crash in Pittsburgh suburb

The crash occurred on U.S. Route 30 southeast of Pittsburgh, according to the report, and the driver of the car collided head-on with the truck and was killed.

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New truck financing company opens, works with bad credit

The company uses a collateral-based approach to get deals approved, allowing them to rely less on credit scores.

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New GPS-dashcam hybrid released

The system uses built-in GPS capabilities and built-in 3G cellular connectivity to form real-time location reports, along with saving recordings when triggered.

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The latest on speed limiters: Senate wants DOT to act now

Proponents of a speed limiter mandate, like some trucking lobbyists and so-called safety advocacy groups, appear tired of the DOT dragging its feet in getting the proposed rule published and have asked Congress to intervene.

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Van, reefer rates steady but still low, reefer hot spots in the Southeast

National average rates held steady for vans and reefers last week. Spot market loads on DAT Load Boards edged down 2 percent overall in volume, but demand increased for reefers, especially in the Southeast. As noted, Miami and Atlanta are performing fairly well for reefers, depending on the destination. Furthermore, the run to Miami from Atlanta itself is paying an average of $2.24 per mile. The averages back out of Miami to Atlanta, however, tell a different story. The return ...

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More than 800 recalled Volvo trucks remain unaccounted for, FMCSA says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is still looking for hundreds of Volvo trucks recalled last month and subsequently placed out of service over potential steering problems.

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FMCSA holding listening sessions on truck driver sleep apnea prevalence, industry impact

The listening sessions are part of a continued effort by FMCSA to gather input on a potential sleep apnea rule. The agency wants feedback on the prevalance of obstructive sleep apnea among truck drivers and its potential consequences on the industry, along with what a sleep apnea rule may cost the industry to implement and comply with.

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