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DOD requests renewal of hours of service exemption

The U.S. Department of Defense Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has requested an exemption renewal from the hours of service regulation.

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Dayton opens Nebraska service center

Dayton Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload services, has opened a new service center in Omaha, Neb., its first location in the state. The Dayton, Ohio-based company said the 10-door facility is located strategically to offer faster and more direct service for its Midwest customers.

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Equipment Spotlight: Truck batteries becoming smaller, lighter, tougher, smarter

For all of our dependence on truck batteries in commercial applications, they largely are forgotten or ignored – until they fail. That’s why most of the slowly evolving developments involving automotive batteries over the past century have centered on longer maintenance-free life. Today, the focus is on additional storage capacity and power density. Rising fuel prices, anti-idling laws, alternative-drive vehicles and an exponential boom in the power requirements on commercial vehicles all are driving more battery ...

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Diesel hits lowest point in five and a half years

The U.S.’ average price, which is now $2.754, is $1.198 lower than the same week last year.

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Overdrive’s Most Beautiful contest voting ends Wednesday

More than 85 nominees makes this year's group the most numerous yet.

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C.R. England hikes pay for Texas Regional solo drivers

C.R. England increased pay for company solo drivers in its Texas Regional division by an average of 11.8 percent depending on tenure. The Salt Lake City-based refrigerated carrier offers flexible short-haul services throughout the region, as well as through-trailer service into and out of Mexico with hubs strategically positioned throughout Texas and Arkansas.

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Senator questions FMCSA’s CSA app, says scores need disclaimers

Fischer sent a letter to DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx last week, taking aim at FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and QCMobile’s role in making CSA’s percentile rankings more accessible to third parties and the public.

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Hill Bros. offers new pay package, increase

Hill Brothers Transportation announced a new pay package and pay increase for its over-the-road/national fleet drivers. The new pay scale offers drivers up to 54 cents per mile, including hazmat and bonuses, and rewards drivers based on length of haul. The Omaha, Neb.-based truckload company said the pay increase comes in addition to other driver incentives, including a $1,000 referral bonus.

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

Lawler set to begin third Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour

Recording artist and Highway Angel spokesperson Lindsay Lawler will kick off her third Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour on April 22.

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Peterbilt offering $1,000 rebate to OOIDA members

Peterbilt Motor Co. is offering Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association members a $1,000 cash rebate when they purchase a qualifying truck through a Peterbilt dealership. Up to three trucks can be purchased during 2015 under the rebate program. Trucks available through the program are Model 579 with a 72-, 78- or 80-inch sleeper; Model 389 with a 72-, 78- or 80-inch sleeper; and Model 587 with a factory-installed sleeper. Customers must take retail delivery of the vehicle during ...

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