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‘Slow Down’: More near misses caught on dashcam

A video compilation of near misses from the truck drivers field of view, from the folks at the 'Real American Trucker' Facebook page.

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Report: Speed limiter usage already prevalent among large fleets

More than 85 percent of fleet respondents in a recent survey their fleet’s trucks are equipped with speed limiters, according to a survey performed this year by the American Transportation Research Institute.

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R.I.’s trucks-only toll plan approved by DOT, truck group vows to continue fight

The tolls will be used to reconstruct or replace 34 bridges. "The trucking industry remains unified and resolute in its fight against this policy," said R.I.'s trucking association. "We will use every resource and tactic available to us to win in the political, legal and commerce arenas."

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Petro-Canada Lubricants unveils PC-11 oil lineup

The product line will feature four performance tiers – Duron HP (high performance), Duron SHP (Super High Performance), Duron UHP (Ultra High Performance) and Duron Advanced (API FA-4).

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Van, flatbed rates flat in September, reefer rates tumble

Per-mile rates on the spot market remain well below levels seen in 2014 and 2015, as diesel prices fell off and freight slowed.

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Volvo intros collision avoidance system, Mack partners with new ELD provider, more equipment updates from ATA

Volvo, Mack and International all made equipment- and technology-related announcements over the last two days of ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition this week.

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Where the drivers are — Job application density by state, 2008-2015

These interactive driver population heat maps show the total CDL-holding driver applicants per capita, by resident state of the applicant, incoming to BestDriverJobs.com and network sites. Change in the maps between 2008-15 illustrate economic ups and downs affecting trucking over those years.

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DOT wants zero traffic deaths within next 30 years, announces ‘Road to Zero’ coalition

Road to Zero partners hope to accelerate the development of advanced vehicle technologies, the DOT says, along with addressing infrastructure challenges of both today and the coming decades.

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New app shows available truck parking spaces at more than 5,000 locations across U.S.

The app includes the total number of parking spaces at more than 5,000 truck stops in the U.S., along with some rest areas. NATSO says independent and chain truck stops are participating in reporting their available spaces, representing more than 150,000 truck parking spaces.

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Owner-ops can preview altered CSA scores based on FMCSA’s proposed changes

Changes to intervention thresholds, BASIC ratings, crash figures and more are on deck, FMCSA says, and carriers can preview the changes to their own SMS ratings here...

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