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Diesel’s stint below $2 shortlived, ends following last week’s uptick

After a short, three-week stint below $2 a gallon, diesel prices have climbed back above the threshold, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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uDrove updates pricing, plans for ELD

Says Truckstop.com's Thayne Boren, general manager for the company's mobile services, "We've gotten more aggressive in our pricing" -- meaning it's gone down considerably. Greater integration with other Truckstop.com services is coming.

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Trucker named Highway Angel of the Year for saving pregnant woman after crash

Grimaldi rescued a pregnant woman from a crushed car following a rollover accident on westbound I-80 near Donner Pass on Dec. 13, 2015.

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Glen Horack details what makes a successful owner-operator

For the second year in a row, Horack is a finalist for the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive Owner-Operator of the Year award, the winner of which will receive $25,000.

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Naked woman dancing on top of truck stalls Houston traffic Monday morning

A traffic delay due to a three-car crash Monday on Highway 290 in Houston was delayed even longer due to a naked woman dancing on top of an 18-wheeler, according to a report by KHOU-TV.

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Carrier ‘absolute measure’ scores return to five CSA categories

Each carrier's CSA SMS profile now includes in its public view each carrier's "absolute measure" score in five of the seven BASIC categories of analysis.

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Owner-operators, public get an extra 60 days to comment on new carrier rating system proposal

FMCSA has extended the comment period for the Safety Fitness Determination rule proposal 60 days, until May 23. The rule would do away with the Satisfactory, Conditional and Unsatisfactory ratings and replace it with a simple fit or unfit rating.

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Rand McNally launches new version of routing, mapping software

The new version of the program will feature several functional changes that will help companies plan routes more efficiently, Rand McNally announced. It will allow users to create multiple routes on a single screen to more clearly see routes, maps and overviews, and it also provides enhanced toll data that includes transponder discount rates.

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Torque It Up – 1850 lb-ft Now Available In ISX15 400-475 HP Ratings

Trucker pay has plummeted in the last 30 years, analyst says

Here's how much truck operators would have made on average last year had trucker pay kept up with inflation since 1980.

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Mark Tricco talks 4 million safe miles, work-life balance

“As long as you can balance home life and work, and having a good wife at home helps, you’ll have a good career,” he says. Tricco is up for the $25,000 prize that comes with the Overdrive-TCA Owner-Operator of the Year award. The winner will be announced Tuesday, March 8.

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