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Truckstop.com, CargoNet partner on new cargo theft alert system

Truckstop.com is set to announce Aug. 11 that it has entered into a partnership with cargo theft prevention firm CargoNet to provide alerts of theft instances and reported fraudulent activity to Truckstop.com users.

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Showers, free truck parking available at GATS

Free truck parking will be available at the GATS Community Tailgate at the Cotton Bowl’s Fair Park, which is less than four miles from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Shuttles will be available to and from the lot throughout the show.

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POLL: How do you handle your IFTA reporting and info recording?

Owner-operators, how do you handle your IFTA reporting and data collection -- pen-and-paper or electronic records? Specialized software? Third-party filing services? Or does your leasing carrier handle it? Weigh in here.

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Owner-operator Dan Heister on the right loads, tolerating ‘trucking’s BS’ and the importance of savings accounts

While others are sitting, Heister’s rolling. And his strategy pays him well: He’s brought home more than $100,000 in annual net income several times since the recession, and he topped $90,000 last year.

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FMCSA grants logbook exemption to short-haul carrier

A Pennsylvania-based trucking company’s drivers have been granted an exemption from keeping a daily record of duty status.

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New Mack tool allows drivers to see fuel efficiency in different specs

Drivers can select different Pinnacle options that affect fuel efficiency, including weight, speed, engine size and rating, transmission, axle ratios, tires, aerodynamic enhancements and more, then see the difference in fuel economy.

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National Truck Driving Championships kick off Wednesday

Drivers will compete in one of eight different classes for the chance to be named the 2016 Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.

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Diesel’s summer slide continues as prices drop 3.2 cents in last week

The cheapest diesel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.184 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.241 per gallon.

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FMCSA medical board to make sleep apnea rule recommendations this month

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration later this month will take the next step toward a rulemaking governing the screening and treatment of truck drivers suspected of having moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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FreightWatch: Second quarter cargo theft incidents, values fall

FreightWatch found an average loss value of $154,184 in the 166 thefts, which is a 16 percent decrease in value from 2015’s second quarter.

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