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Changing Gear: Team-ups from Wabash-Aurora, Kenworth-Meritor and Eaton, Peterbilt-Bendix

Trailers from top-flight manufacturers tend to last a while, and trailer maker Wabash National recently announced a collaboration with a leading aftermarket supplier to make sure its trailers can carry your loads as long as possible. The company has signed a five-year deal with Aurora Parts & Accessories to be the exclusive supplier of all aftermarket parts for the company’s dry van, refrigerated van and platform trailers sold under the brand names Wabash National, Transcraft ...

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House passes short-term highway funding patch

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Tuesday a 60-day extension of federal highway funding, extending a 2014 patch through the end of July.

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Freight volumes: Up last week on the spot market in spite of falling economic conditions

All the same, economist Noel Perry of FTR and Truckstop.com sounded some sour notes on economic outlook in the weekly Trans4Cast newsletter on spot freight trends and more.

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Iowa I-35 lane closures through June 2, more highway haps

Welcome to construction season, drivers. The Iowa Department of Transportation reports the right lane of SB I-35 between exits 68 (Iowa 5, near Cumming) and 52 (County Road G50, near Bevington) has closed for road work. The closure is expected to run through June 2. In both directions on I-35, too, the state reported, the roadway will be reduced to one lane between exits 36 (County Road R35) and 56 (IA 92, near Bevington) from 6 a.m.-6 PM local time, through June 1. State ...

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E-log mandate: DOT’s latest projected dates for it, fuel economy standards and other 2015 regs

The latest projections for major trucking regulations in the DOT's pipeline.

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Speed limiter mandate one step closer to publication, sent to White House for approval

A proposed federal rule to require the installation and use of speed limiters on heavy trucks has been sent from the DOT to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for its approval.

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Diesel prices up for fifth week in a row

For the fifth week in a row, diesel prices rose in the week ending May 18 with the national price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increasing 2.6 cents over the previous week.

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Bill would put the brakes on Wireless Roadside Inspection

As with truck systems, inspections could see in relatively short order a future in which more happens with less human involvement. Recent draft DOT appropriations bill item seeks to curb "Wireless Roadside Inspection" pending DOT's addressing of industry, enforcement concerns.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

NTSB’s latest report still provides no cause for FedEx crash that left 10 dead

A year and a 2,150 pages later, officials still don’t know what caused a truck to cross the median and crash into a bus of high school students in Orland, Calif. But investigators can tell you what the trucker ate for breakfast that morning.

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Volvo making push to increase fuel efficiency, improve connectivity

Better fuel economy, platooning and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity are the next steps in trucking's equipment evolution, Volvo said last week.

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