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Preferred pricing from Canal Insurance with dual-camera-system use

Lytx announced it has signed an agreement with Canal Insurance Company to offer the Lytx DriveCam Program to insureds in exchange for preferred insurance rates.

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E-log mandate rule still slated for Sept. publication, speed limiter mandate delayed

Two major federal regulatory changes looming for the trucking industry have been delayed again, according to the latest rulemakings report from the Department of Transportation. A final rule to mandate electronic logging devices, however, is still forecasted to be published in September, the report says. Here are the latest dates projected by the DOT and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for significant rulemakings expected this year: Electronic logging device mandate: The forecasted date for a Final ...

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Driver-facing camera might mark ‘the end’ of one driver’s career

"I would be interested to hear what a supervisor would think of having a camera in his car and in his office, given how they preach the benefits of having a camera." –Charlie LaPorta, Southington, Conn.

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Some truckers being notified of bankruptcy of company that does driver background checks

Some truck drivers may be receiving notifications from the U.S. District Court in Delaware about Altegrity Inc.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Josh Abbott Band to play at Iowa 80’s Walcott Jamboree in July

The Josh Abbott Band will perform at the 36th Annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree this summer.

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Louisiana becomes next Drivewyze state

Louisiana becomes the next state to add the Drivewyze PreClear mobile-based weigh station and inspection site bypass service.

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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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