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New Isuzu medium-duty low-cab-forward

The new NPR Diesel is powered by the 3.0-liter 4JJ1-TC turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine. The powerplant produces 150 horsepower and 282 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600-2,800 rpm.

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New Kenworth mid-roof sleeper in production for T680, T880 models

Kenworth announced Wednesday that its new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for the T680 and T880 models is now in production.

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TA/Petro accepting nominations for Citizen Driver Award

TA-Petro is accepting nominations for its third annual Citizen Driver Award through Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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FMCSA’s Darling says e-log rule, CSA scoring changes atop agency’s 2015 priorities

In an internal memo circulated to FMCSA employees last week, the agency’s Acting Administrator Scott Darling laid out the regulator’s rest-of-year priorities, highlighted by small changes to CSA and publishing a rule to mandate electronic logging devices.

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DOT: Entry-level Driver Training rule takes a step forward, Safety Fitness Determination coming this month

A federal rule proposal to implement minimum driver training and certification standards has moved a step closer to publication, according to a report published by the U.S. DOT last week.

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‘Demand detention’ pay: Strong voices on compensation for waits

"Waiting over 6 hours to get loaded and then only getting 5 hours drive time ... Then you lose another day to get your next load, and $50 is not going to cover the lost time."

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The double-edged sword of appointment times

Appointment systems are great if you’re right on time and the facility keeps its appointment ducks in a row -- not so if you get held up en route or, God forbid, you're early. In such cases, professionalism greases the skids...

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Diesel hits lowest price since June 2009

With a 2.4-cent drop this week, the country's average diesel price hit its lowest point since June 1, 2009.

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Recall issued for more than 2,800 Volvo VNL, VNM models

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall affecting 2,863 VNL and VNM models manufactured between 2012 and 2015.

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Detention détente: Old Time Express

“Since we are on electronic logs, there’s no arguing about whether the truck’s there or not” at a shipper or receiver’s location. “It’s indisputable.” --Old Time's Mark White on detention negotiations with shippers, brokers today

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