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Next round of emissions, fuel economy regs move closer to implementation

The new fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards would go into effect for 2018 model year vehicles, building upon the Phase 1 fuel economy and emissions standards that went into effect last year.

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Truckers’ parking perspectives: ATRI seeks driver input on parking, reservation systems

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from truck operators on their perceptions of trucking parking availability and the viability of truck parking reservation systems.

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Pilot Flying J, other fuel providers object to terms of $25M ‘hot fuel’ class-action settlement

The key concern of the objectors is the institution of fund — required by the settlement reached in January — that makes payments to state governments when they change their laws to require fuel providers to install automatic temperature compensation equipment at fuel pumps.

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On-demand load matching: Where it’s happening

As mobile communications technology advancements give rise to streamlined freight transactions, some startups go so far as doing it all with a single app. Who will be the 'Uber of trucking?'

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Diesel falls to five-year low after latest drop

This is the third straight week the U.S. diesel average has dropped and the 30th in the last 39 weeks. The national average price was also $1.151 lower than the same week last year.

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ChampTruck racer brings European influence to American truck races

Joining the likes of diesel tech Mike Morgan, small fleet owner Allen Boles and the two Minimizer teams — who view the circuit through the lens of the American trucking industry — will be 22-year-old Krisztian Szabo, a Hungarian racer by trade.

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Apex launches ‘mobile factoring’

The Apex Capital factoring company launched its eponymous mobile-factoring app this week for Android and iOS devices.

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FMCSA shuts down driver following cocaine use while driving

FMCSA announced March 31 it has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order to truck operator Robert Lee Turner, effectively shutting down the Georgia-based CDL holder.

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

Driver pay reform included in DOT’s second iteration of Grow America highway bill

Chief among the bill’s highlights for the trucking industry is a measure of driver pay reform that would require drivers to be compensated for all on-duty hours not spent driving.

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Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

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