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Spot market rates update: Van, flatbed sink in January while reefer sees small gain

Spot market rate averages in all three major truckload segments compiled from January transaction data.

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Love’s set to acquire Trillium CNG, expand natural gas network

Love's Travel Stops has reached an agreement to purchase Trillium CNG, which will give Love's a total of 65 compressed natural gas locations across the U.S.

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Country’s average fuel price a fraction above $2 in latest report

Diesel prices dropped for the 13th consecutive week last week, falling to $2.008 per gallon.

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Driver shortage: Readers weigh in on turnover, rates, pay, working conditions and more

What's your view? Respondents to recent polling expressed widely different views about a driver shortage. About half of readers consider it real, while the other half view it as myth or primarily a misnomer for other things, low pay chief among them.

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ELD mandate: What about trucks plated below 26,000 lbs.?

Q&A: Will under 26K-lb. trucks be required to utilize ELDs under FMCSA's final rule? Short answer: Yes, but complications with the short-haul exceptions in the hours rules may apply to some operations.

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FMCSA grants exemption for wireless rechargeable tow lights

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to allow the use of rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn and tail lights during towing situations.

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Ritchie Bros. set to hold largest auction of year in Orlando

Ritchie Bros. annual auction in Orlando, Fla. will be held Feb. 15-19 and will feature more than 300 trucks and 180 trailers.

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Drivewyze to run four-state ‘e-inspection’ field demonstration

Drivewyze's e-inspection test will be expediting Level 3 driver inspections on lanes in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania in cooperation with enforcement departments and truckers running those areas.

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New Advantage When Spec’ing a Cummins SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain

I-77 express lanes get green light in Charlotte, impact on through-trucks unclear

North Carolina’s controversial plans to add optional toll lanes to 26 miles of I-77 through Charlotte cleared hurdles this month. Views vary on the impact the plan will have on truckers using that stretch of highway, however.

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Overdrive a finalist in three categories in prestigious Neal business journalism awards

Overdrive and Senior Editor Todd Dills have once again been named finalists in the prestigious Jesse H. Neal business editorial awards program. This year, Overdrive is a finalist in the Best Series category, and Dills is a finalist in the Best Data Journalist and Best Range of Work categories.

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