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Prime purchases 900 Peterbilt 579 tractors

Prime Inc., the country's 16th largest carrier, recently ordered 900 Peterbilt 579s equipped with Paccar MX-13 engines.

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Truckers sue Amazon, claim online retailer denying them wages by classifying them as contractors

The truckers claim Amazon and carrier Scoobeez operate in “clear abuse of the independent contractor” model, part of a system they say allows the companies to skirt minimum wage laws and break requirements set by California labor laws.

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Van demand continues soft after summer retail inventory build-up

Receivers' outsize summer build-up of retail inventories could be responsible for continuing "soft" dry van volumes for this time of year on the spot market. Rates have followed demand decline.

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POLL: Will the recent announcement by the WHO relative to processed meats and cancer change your habits?

Processed meat has joined diesel fuel in the class of substances the World Health Organization has determined are linked to cancer. Will the classification change your eating habits toward other foods?

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Court presses OOIDA on ‘unconstitutionality’ of Calif. emissions regs during oral arguments

The court overseeing the OOIDA’s lawsuit against California and its stringent emissions regulations heard oral arguments last week in the case, and, per one report, OOIDA faced tough questions about its suit and the evidence used to support it.

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Latest short-term highway bill passes House, heads to Senate

The U.S. House passed Tuesday a short-term highway funding bill that will extend highway appropriations to Nov. 20. The stopgap measure is intended to give lawmakers more time to pass a long-term bill.

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Holding on: Independent Zach Beadle and the ’76 Peterbilt cabover he won’t soon sell

More on emissions-system maintenance problems from one independent in Texas: "If a truck is always broke down and it takes forever to get it fixed, I'll stick with my old truck!"

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‘Convoy’ service for on-demand freight matching

Another entry in the would-be "uber for trucking" category, the Convoy app and service is initially centered around local/regional freight opportunities in Washington State.

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Midwest regional Truck Centers Inc.’s new website

TruckCentersInc.com combines both heavy truck sales and parts/service functionality for customers.

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Fuel prices drop 3.3 cents to fall below $2.50

The country's average at-pump diesel price dropped another 3.3 cents during the week ending Monday, Oct. 26, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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