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VIDEO: Earthquake! How to survive on shaky ground

When your peaceful drive gets interrupted by severe vibrations or worse, you could be driving through an earthquake. Here's how to handle it.

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April volume, rates: Spot load availability falls, base linehaul rates rise

Controlling for declines in fuel prices, base line-haul rates were up in April viewed year over year, suggesting a continuing good rate negotiating environment for independents able to secure freight.

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ACT Expo 2015: Cummins introduces new natural gas engine, Penske gets alt-fuel grant, Rush unveils new tech

The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Dallas, Texas, last week resulted in several big announcements regarding natural gas and the trucking industry.

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U.S. 95 in Nevada: New paving upgrade to restrict travel

Work is set to begin this month on the Beatty-to-Armargosa Valley project between MM 29 and 56, with construction lasting through early July.

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Teamsters split votes at FedEx, lose another at Con-way

The Teamsters Union's continued campaigns to organize drivers at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight saw mixed results in recent months, as has been the trend since the union began its efforts last year to affiliate drivers at the two carriers, two of the country's largest, with the nationwide driver union.

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Trucking sets revenue record in 2014, eclipsing $700 billion and hauling 70% of U.S. freight

The trucking industry brought in a record $700.4 billion in revenue in 2014, according to a report released this week by the American Trucking Associations.

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Diesel prices up 2.4 cents over last week

Diesel prices continued their rise in the week ending May 11 with the national average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel increasing 2.4 cents over the previous week.

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Love’s opens new locations in Indiana and Texas

Love’s Travel Stops is continuing its recent expansion by adding two new locations along major routes last week.

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Last week to vote for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful

Vote once per day per device now through May 15.

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Trucker almost hit by plane on I-285 speaks; EB and WB I-285 reopened to traffic

A small airplane crashed on I-285 in northeast Atlanta Friday morning. Trucker Gerald Smith, nearly hit by the plane, tells his story. As of 4 p.m. CDT, all lanes had reopened.

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