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Rugged Volvo I-Shift for severe-duty applications

The reinforced I-Shift will be standard on VHD models with heavier weight ratings – straight trucks rated at 66,000 lbs. GVWR or higher and tractors rated at 125,000 lbs.

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Navistar sued by regulators who want court to force company to release documents

SEC filed in December a lawsuit against Navistar International Corp. claiming the truck and engine maker improperly redacted and withheld documents the Commission attempted to subpoena.

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Truckers, here’s a chance to rate shippers

American truckers may participate in Ontario Trucking Association’s survey that seeks to rate treatment from U.S. and Canadian shipper and receivers.

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Used post-2010 sleeper trucks growing in availability, could give owner-ops chance at more fuel efficient models

The number of 3- to 5-year-old trucks available on the used truck market saw an uptick in recent months due to an influx in new truck orders and corresponding trade-ins. A flood of 3-5-year-old trucks could give owner-operators the chance at getting in a more fuel efficient model.

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Industry concerns aside, FMCSA releases smartphone app to allow easier access to CSA scores

Despite the trucking industry’s concerns over the quality, quantity and consistency of the data used to form CSA rankings, FMCSA unveiled a smartphone app designed to encourage use of those rankings by brokers, insurers and others.

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Mailbag: ‘Don’t help the lawyers. Help us.’ –Readers on insurance

In this podcast, readers weigh in on rising insurance costs, urging regulators and congress not to hike minimums, which might well serve only to line the pockets of attorneys and deleteriously affect the trucking business.

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FMCSA’s latest projections for dates on e-log mandate, speed limiters and more

Here are the dates the DOT and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expect to publish significant rulemakings this year.

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Diesel price snaps month-long streak of increases, falls 2.7 cents

The Department of Energy in its weekly report pegged the U.S. at-pump average at $2.917 — $1.086 lower than the same week last year.

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

Mack updates telematics monitoring system for mDrive transmission

Mack Trucks announced this week that its Mack GuardDog Connect, its proactive telematics system, will now monitor critical fault codes for the Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.

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I-65 NB in Indiana closed near Uniontown

Northbound traffic was diverted Monday afternoon off I-65 at the Uniontown exit at mile marker 41 three quarters of a mile to U.S. Highway 31 after a multi-vehicle accident and tractor-trailer fire.

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