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Fuller automated series expands to vocational trucks

Eaton has expanded coverage of the Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions for use in vocational applications.

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Wireless Roadside Inspection research project’s final phase under way

Though the FAST Act highway bill and late-2015 appropriations bill made future Wireless Roadside Inspection funding contingent on a forthcoming report, bills left open funding streams dedicated to current projects, now under way.

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U.S. diesel average drops 4 cents, nears $2 threshold

Following another multi-cent drop, diesel prices near a marker they haven't crossed in over 10 years.

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Large carrier turnover rate hits 100 percent, ATA reports

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100 percent in the third quarter of 2015, ATA reports.

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Firestone trailer tire being recalled

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations says it will recall some of its Firestone FS561 tire sold in the U.S. and Canada between April 2015 and January 2016.

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Brief longshoremen strike temporarily halted truck activity at major East Coast ports Friday

Port officials had begun barring trucks from lining up on port roadways 11 a.m., only a few minutes after announcing the surprise work stoppage. A little later, the port authority said that full operation was being restored.

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The driver shortage alarm

The disconnect between the money and the mantra: As trucking has trumpeted a driver shortage over most of the last 10 years driver pay hasn’t risen in a way that would reflect such a strong labor demand.

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CARB exemption, Obamacare deadlines this weekend

Heads-up on two fast-approaching deadlines Jan. 31: 1) Final day to register with and report to the California Air Resource Board for its 1,000-mile low-use exemption. 2) Sunday mark's the end of this year's Obamacare exchange open enrollment.

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Love’s opens new Holcomb, Kan. store

Love's Travel Stops has opened a new location in Holcomb, Kan., giving the company its fifth Kansas store.

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Ryder, Shell partnering for 15 LNG-fueled trucks

Shell will fuel 15 liquefied natural gas heavy-duty vehicles supporting oil and gas operations for Ryder in Lafayette, La. and Houston, Texas, Ryder has announced.

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