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Wreaths Across America looking for owner-ops to haul loads of wreaths to cemeteries

Wreaths Across America is making a last-minute push to secure the trucks it needs to haul wreaths nationwide to cemeteries around the country as part of its annual wreath laying ceremonies, intended to memorialize fallen veterans.

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Trucking groups urge Congress to suspend hours of service restart rules; Foxx urges otherwise

Several trucking industry groups offered their support over the weekend for Congressional action that would suspend two key provisions of hours-of-service rules for truck drivers and make FMCSA better justify the rule.

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Enter pics of your decorated rig

One way to beat the holiday blahs is to bring a little bit of rolling Christmas spirit with you. It’s hard to feel like a Grinch when your truck is twinkling and bright.

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International unveils new ProStar ES tractor built for fuel efficiency

Navistar-International introduced Dec. 5 a truck the company says is “the best fuel efficiency package in the industry.”

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Trucking employment continues to grow as economy adds jobs

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,000 jobs in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report. The U.S. economy as a whole added 321,000 non-farm jobs in the month.

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Congress could force FMCSA to suspend hours of service restart rules

A major spending bill in the works in Congress could include a major provision for the trucking industry: Direction to suspend parts of the 2013 federal hours of service rule.

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Channeling Reagan, Congressmen push for increasing fuel taxes

Two Congressmen — and a cutout of President Ronald Reagan — pushed Wednesday for an increase to the tax on diesel and gasoline as a means to better fund U.S. Highways. They and President Obama, however, know Congressional action is unlikely.

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Apnea clarification unlikely in short term to remedy the condition’s growing importance in medical certifications

Though FMCSA says it will send a bulletin to medical examiners to clarify its guidelines on screening drivers for sleep apnea, it's unlikely medical examiners' willingness to issue short-term driver medical certifications contingent on apnea testing will be affected.

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Trucking Christmas parades: Where and when to find them

The Pacific Northwest leads the continent in holiday trucker parades, albeit some have expanded to include more than trucks. California’s best known truck parade is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in Eureka. Since the ‘80s, truckers honking “Jingle Bells” have convoyed in heavily decorated trucks to raise money for local charities. Click here for more information on the Eureka parade.  Here's video from the 2009 Eureka parade: 18 WHEELS OF CHRISTMAS Overdrive wants to see what you do ...

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Fender, mudflap hanger supplier Fleetline passes audit

Fleetline Products, a supplier of fenders and mudflap hanger brackets, announced that the company gained its ISO 9001:2008 recertification after passing its annual third-party audit in October. Fleetline said that in order to receive the certification, the company must maintain a quality management system that ensures quality products are made to customer specifications. “We strive to deliver quality products to our customers,” said Barry Stiles, president of Fleetline. “This certification holds us to a standard that ...

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