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NTSB pushes driver-facing camera systems in report, makes bevy of rec’s

The National Transportation Safety Board recently released a report pushing the benefits of onboard video systems for commercial trucks and made recommendations to several organizations to improve the use of the systems.

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Another look at April rates: Spot market rates in all three segments tilt toward carriers (with charts)

Posted rates on the spot market in April didn’t continue the upward trend seen in March, according to the latest data from Truckstop.com, but paid rates — the actual amount paid to carriers after negotiation with brokers and shippers — climbed in all three segments in the month.

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Highways round-up: I-95 speed limit in Del. going up, Mich. I-75/I-94 construction, more

Beginning May 14, MDOT will begin replacing I-75 bridge supports under the eastbound I-94 ramp. Work is expected to continue through June 12, during which time EB I-94 ramp to NB I-75 will close.

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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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Shell’s annual SuperRigs show to be held outside of San Antonio in June

Shell Rotella’s annual SuperRigs competition will be held June 11-13 at the Retama Park in Selma, Texas, outside of San Antonio.

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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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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

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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