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Van freight: Seasonal boost in volume not yet materializing

In some ways bucking typical seasonal patterns, van freight availability on the spot market is not growing as it usually does this time of year. Examine details and some local opportunities where van demand is high.

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ATA Pres. Bill Graves says 2016 will be his last year at ATA

Gov. Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, will be leaving ATA at the end of 2016, ATA has confirmed with Overdrive. ATA spokesman Sean McNally said Graves informed the ATA board Oct. 20 of his intentions to leave ATA next year.

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Small fleet Jupiter Enterprises picks up another ChampTruck win

In the eighth race of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series’ inaugural season, Ricky 'Rude' Proffitt took the checkered flag in the points-earning Podium Race Sunday, Oct. 4 at Portland International Raceway.

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POLL: What’s the biggest trucking issue?

The American Transportation Research Institute's top 10 trucking issues, identified by fleets, were released early this week. This poll asks which of them (or others) is most important to you.

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Compliance date for online carrier registration system delayed by FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration re-issued Oct. 20 its Unified Registration System rule to delay the compliance dates set in the original 2013-issued rule, citing technical delays in implementing the system as its reason.

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Paccar MX-11 engine to be available for vocational, regional haul trucks

Kenworth will begin selling the Paccar MX-11 engine for its vocational and regional haul trucks in the United States and Canada in January 2016.

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Fuel prices back on decline after two-week climb

Diesel prices resumed their downward trend last week with a 2.5-cent nationwide drop, following the prior week’s considerable jump.

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‘Virtual 5K’ in the offing Oct. 26-31 from the Truckin’ Runners group

This "virtual" twist on the 5K competitive run requires no fee to register -- and "get this," notes organizer Jon Narron of Truckin' Runners, to participate it doesn't matter where you are next week.

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FMCSA’s Darling: I want to work with truckers; ATA’s Graves: Trucking to stay strong in ’16

Attendees at ATA's annual conference heard a state of the industry address from ATA's Bill Graves and an address from FMCSA head Scott Darling, who said he'd like 2016 to be a "year of partnerships" for FMCSA and trucking.

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UPDATE: U.S. 95 reopens in Nevada northwest of Las Vegas after flood, fire

After a rough couple days of flood, fire and closures for U.S. 95 in Nevada between state road 60 and Tonopah, 95 reopened late Monday evening.

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