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ELDs and driver harrassment: Webinar upcoming; voices raised against the mandate

Details on a free Aug. 26 online seminar, plus more views on the ELD mandate following recent coverage. Many responses took a defiant or skeptical view of the mandate, reflecting recent polling showing 83 percent of readers opposed.

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Fuel prices resume steady summer decline

After a week of little change, the country's average diesel price resumed its steady downfall, with prices dropping 5.4 cents during the week ending Aug. 24, according to the Energy Department.

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Swift ordered to pay owner-operator $2.6 million after trailer squashed his foot

The jury has awarded the owner-operator $2.6 million for physical and mental pain, medical expenses and past and future lost wages.

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Mariners-themed Kenworth to help raise money for children’s literacy program

A Kenworth T880 52-inch sleeper truck with a special Seattle Mariners theme will be part of a Paccar fundraising effort outside Safeco Field in support of the Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program in Seattle.

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Food Cowboy grows ways to reduce waste

The Food Cowboy group, founded by a produce hauler, continues to grow unique ways to alleviate waste and hunger in the United States, with new developments and liaisons strengthening the mission.

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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Gear Rewind: Trailers

This week we’re resuming our series that takes a look back at some recent product introductions for specific categories and specs. After all, since most of you are busy enough trying to manage your own business and make as much money as possible, it’s likely you occasionally might have missed a few gear rollouts over the past few months. So that's why we’re hitting rewind on some new trailers to help you get the most ...

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National Coalition on Truck Parking formed, results of Jason’s Law parking study released

DOT reps and stakeholder groups have signed a pledge of commitment to a newly created National Coalition on Truck Parking.

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2015 picking up? July tonnage nearly hits all-time high, base rates continue climb

Following 2014's trucking boom — when freight and rates took off, truck orders set records and the industry saw some of the best economic times for carriers since the '08-'09 recession — 2015 has been a little disappointing, at least by some measures. Expectation gap? Could be. Especially if the expectation was for 2015 to pick up where 2014 left off. Truck orders fell off in the first half of the year, rates have been tumbling (though ...

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Some hazmat haulers granted exemption from 30-minute break

The American Trucking Associations was granted an exemption request it made in May that would grant haulers of hazardous materials an exemption from the mandated 30-minute break.

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