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Post-July 4 spot market fireworks

Spot market rates typically take something of a dive after the July 4 holiday, but that wasn’t the case in the "short week" last week.

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DOT physicals among health offerings at GATS

A new feature for the Landstar Health and Wellness Pavilion this year will be U.S. Department of Transportation physicals conducted by AccuScreen. The physicals will be available for $59.

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How the potential gold mine of ELD data could hurt you

The precision and quantity of ELD data available after the mandate could, combined with a new safety-rating scheme, give on-site auditors an extra-effective tool for declaring a carrier Unfit on the basis not only of uncovered hours violations, but also moving violations.

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Texas Roadcheck numbers offer preview of overall inspection spree results

The Texas Department of Public Safety inspected 7,795 commercial vehicles during the three-day inspection effort held June 7-9 nationwide and placed 1,751 of these vehicles out-of-service.

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FMCSA wants to hear from owner-ops about CSA crash dispute plan

FMCSA hopes to hear from industry stakeholders about its two-year plan to allow carriers to file review requests for non-preventable crashes used against them in the CSA Crash Indicator BASIC and have the crashes scrubbed from their scores.

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Diesel prices fall another penny nationwide

A decrease of nine-tenths of a cent brings the U.S.’ average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel to $2.414.

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Allison auto tranny available in KW T880

The Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic 7-speed transmission is now available on the T880, the combination suitable for a variety of vocational applications.

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New Advantage When Spec’ing a Cummins SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain

Eaton boosts its manual transmission warranties

Eaton is increasing the warranty coverage for two of the company’s most popular heavy-duty manual transmissions. Customers who spec an Eaton RTLO (13- or 18-speed transmission), with Solo Advantage clutch and Eaton-approved lubrication will get a 7-year/750,000-mile warranty on the transmission and 5-year/500,000-mile warranty on the clutch. The program was introduced this month and will remain in effect until June 30, 2017 for all makes and models of new trucks purchased in the U.S. and Canada, says David Karnes, ...

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VW’s $15 billion emissions settlement includes money for cleaner trucks

Part of Volkswagen’s more than $15 billion emissions cheating scandal settlement with the U.S. government includes more than $2 billion set aside to encourage owners of older vehicles and equipment to replace engines with newer, cleaner technology.

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