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Flatbed volume growing in Southeast — rates still lag

While Spring might be coming a little early for flatbeds in the Southeast with freight volume and demand indicators rising, rates continued to move lower in the last week of February.

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SuperTruck, Round 2: Dept. of Energy wants to give truck makers another $80M to raise fuel economy bar

The DOE says SuperTruck II will utilize a variety of truck and trailer technology approaches to achieve performance targets, such as improvements in engine efficiency, drivetrain efficiency, aerodynamic drag, tire rolling resistance and vehicle weight. The goal is to double fuel economy of the most efficient tractor-trailer from 2009.

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ATRI wants owner-operator input for crash cost data base

Participating motor carriers will be asked to provide information on common crash costs such as damage, attorney and court costs, and towing and recovery costs. ATRI is also working with the insurance industry to complete the crash cost database.

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I-15: Expect delays March 8-10

Portions of I-15 in the far northwest corner of Arizona, also affecting lanes in Nevada and Utah, could experience delays will weight- and speed-limit reductions March 8-10 related to final stages of the Virgin River Gorge bridge project.

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Roadside inspections saved 472 lives in 2012, FMCSA says; Firm contends figures should be higher

More than 470 lives were saved in 2012 due to roadside inspections and traffic enforcement inspections of commercial vehicles, according to data released this week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. However, that number could have been higher, says TransComply, had FMCSA not dropped heavily reduced the number of enforcement inspections in the six years preceding 2012.

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I-75 closed by rock slide near Tenn.-Ky. border, could partially reopen within 14 days

Timeline for reopening after a rock slide shut down I-75 just south of the Tenn.-Ky. border was not available, but officials were advising truckers to expect weeks, not days, for full clean-up.

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I-96 overnight full closure March 2

The Michigan DOT reports that, given winter weather predicted for earlier this week, an overnight, full closure on I-96 at Aurelius Road in Lansing has been rescheduled for the night of Wednesday, March 2.

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Diesel price rises slightly, stays under $2 a gallon

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel now stands at $1.989, remaining below $2 a gallon for the third consecutive week.

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Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

TMC roundup: Announcements from Cummins, Kenworth, Freightliner and more

Updates and news from major industry suppliers at ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council's annual meeting.

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FMCSA’s electronic-log ‘self-certified’ device registry raises enforcement questions

A talk with the first ELD provider listed on FMCSA registry of devices -- and more on the registry itself, listing on which doesn't constitute agency "approval," in the end.

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