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Used truck prices poised to continue to fall until 2020, analyst says

Given the high truck build rates in 2014 and 2015, the market for 3- to 5-year-old tractors is set to be flooded in the coming few years, a supply-side force that will continue to put downward pressure on used truck prices, said Arrow Truck Sales President Steve Clough.

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Diesel prices fall for third consecutive week

Prices decreased in all regions across the country with the most significant decrease coming in the West Coast less California region, where prices fell 2.9 cents.

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Trucking rap sheet: Border inspector charged with bribery, man pleads guilty to providing fake overweight permits

An Arizona border inspector was charged after accepting a bribe in exchange for assisting a drug smuggler across the border, and a man pleaded guilty to creating and providing falsified overweight state permits to trucking companies.

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Teamsters rallying XPO drivers to join

A group of 72 XPO Logistics drivers from the former Con-way terminal in Aurora, Ill., has filed for representation.

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CDL drug/alcohol clearinghouse rule expected this month, driver training rule in November

A Final Rule to establish a CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is set to be published Sept. 26, while the rule to set up minimum driver training standards for truckers is set for a Nov. 7 publication.

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Dashcam video monitoring platform with ‘artificial intelligence’ bonus aims at driver-rewards focus

The Netradyne company provided video as an example of some of the articial-intelligence capabilities within its new four-camera Driver-i platform, an on-highway video monitoring platform geared toward driver rewards.

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Rates could see a big boost in 2017 and 2018, forecasters say

The combination of major trucking regulations like the DOT’s electronic logging device mandate and the EPA’s coming emissions standards, increasing fuel costs and a boost in manufacturing will likely lead to an industry capacity crunch and a big increase in rates, said forecasters this week.

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FMCSA proposes rule to change protocol for truckers with diabetes

Under the current regulations, a driver with diabetes may not operate in interstate commerce unless he or she obtains an exemption from FMCSA, which must be renewed at least every two years. The new rule would allow diabetic truckers to operate without an exemption, so long as they meet certain criteria.

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CRST makes major acquisition

CRST International announced this week its acquisition of Chino, Calif.-based Gardner Trucking, which CRST says is the largest acquisition in the company’s history.

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Love’s opens new stores in Oklahoma, Mississippi

Love's Travel Stops has announced the opening of two new locations in Okmulgee, Okla., and Lake, Miss.

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