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Swift outfitting 7,500 trucks with FlowBelow aero package

Swift outfitting 7,500 trucks with FlowBelow aero package

Swift Transportation, country’s largest truckload carrier, will outfit approximately 40 percent of its 18,000 truck fleet with FlowBelow’s aerodynamic Tractor AeroKit System next year, the company announced Tuesday.

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Detention, short haul pay increases on deck at USA Truck

Beginning Jan. 1, the company will start paying its over-the-road drivers performance bonuses monthly instead of quarterly. Solo, teams and owner-operators with no preventable collisions are eligible for the performance bonuses.

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‘Driver mode’ proposed by NHTSA to lock certain cell phone features while driving

'Driver mode' proposed by NHTSA to lock certain cell phone features while driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a set of proposed guidelines to help cut down on distracted driving, including device pairing and asking cell phone manufacturers to develop a “driver mode” that blocks many of a phone’s functions.

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Goodyear tire recall prompts recall of 850 Freightliner trucks

Goodyear tire recall prompts recall of 850 Freightliner trucks

Daimler’s recall covers approximately 863 trucks that were equipped with those tires. Models include: 2017 Freightliner Cascadia, 2017 Freightliner 122SD and 2017 Freightliner Business Class M2.

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Minute to midnight: Clock running out for speed limiters’ first public comment

Minute to midnight: Clock running out for speed limiters' first public comment

"It is obvious to me that the majority of drivers use the speed limiter setting to determine their minimum driving speed," not the maximum. --Owner-operator Gary Buchs in his comment to the speed-limiter rule proposal docket, which closes Dec. 7 at 11:59 p.m -- late Wednesday night.

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C.H. Robinson: 1st annual carrier awards

C.H. Robinson: 1st annual carrier awards

In this first C.H. Robinsson Key Carrier of the Year award program, the owner-operator category winner was independent Billy Reece of Rowlett, Texas.

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Shuster to chair House’s transportation committee in 2017-2018 Congress

Shuster to chair House's transportation committee in 2017-2018 Congress

The committee is responsible for legislation spanning all modes of transportation, tasked with both public policy related to transportation and the country's transportation infrastructure. The committee is responsible for oversight of the Executive Branch's Department of Transportation.

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Diesel prices spike in most recent week

The cheapest fuel is in the Gulf Coast region at $2.361 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.415 per gallon.

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DOT calls for train operators to be screened for sleep apnea, FMCSA holding off

DOT calls for train operators to be screened for sleep apnea, FMCSA holding off

FMCSA and the Federal Railroad Administration worked together on a sleep apnea rulemaking earlier this year, but FRA is already making recommendations to have train operators screened for apnea during their DOT-required exams. FMCSA says it will not follow FRA's lead -- yet.

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Michigan, Indiana, Ohio stepping up truck enforcement this week

Michigan, Indiana, Ohio stepping up truck enforcement this week

From Dec. 5-9, motor carrier enforcement in these three states will focus on violations most likely to contribute to a crash, such as speeding and distracted driving. See the three states here...

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