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Changing Gear: Ryder launches nat gas program, Hyundai could enter U.S. truck market

Is natural gas still a natural solution for the trucking industry’s never-ending fuel economy woes? Granted, the recent run of low diesel prices might leave some to believe that a lot of fleets might have, well, overreacted a tad when they dove hard into natural gas by spec’ing new trucks and rerouting lanes past alt-fuel locations. But it appears that a recent business decision by a company that knows a little bit about the demands ...

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Prime driver gives life to save co-driver, cousin

TCA recently named Boyd Miles, a former drive for Prime Inc., a TCA Highway Angel after he rescued his cousin from being hit by an oncoming car. Tragically, however, Miles died in the rescue attempt.

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30 truck operators hit with tickets following 193-vehicle pileup on I-94

Thirty truck drivers have received tickets for their involvement in a 193-vehicle crash that occurred Jan. 9 on I-94 in southwestern Michigan killing a Canadian trucker.

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Congress’ latest alert over CSA scores

New House bill 1371 would pull carrier CSA scores from public view, require FMCSA to revamp program.

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Emergency work on NY Thruway this weekend follows extreme winter

Spot pavement repairs will reduce traffic to a single lane at various times this weekend exits 48A and exit 48 on I-90 eastbound.

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Old Dominion opens, expands service centers

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. has opened a new service center in Watertown, S.D., and an expanded service center in Oshkosh, Wis. The Thomasville, N.C.-based less-than-truckload carrier said it opened its third South Dakota facility because of increasing population and economic growth in the region. The one-acre 12-door service center employs five. Old Dominion said it expanded its Oshkosh facility because of the region’s resurging paper industry. The eight-acre 48-door service center created 15 new jobs ...

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Bill would expand trucker drug testing options to hair samples

Both chambers of Congress introduced recently a bill that would allow trucking companies the option to drug test their drivers via hair sample rather than urine sample to satisfy federal drug testing requirements.

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GAO rep: FMCSA’s app the latest misstep in pushing ‘unreliable’ CSA scores

Susan Fleming of the Government Accountability Office said FMCSA's smartphone app release this week, which highlights carriers' CSA ratings, again exposed the need to remove the scores from public view.

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POLL: Should an independent Palestinian state exist?

Given recently re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's commentary suggesting to some watchers declining support for the goal of an independent Palestinian state, what's your take on such a state?

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Rugged Volvo I-Shift for severe-duty applications

The reinforced I-Shift will be standard on VHD models with heavier weight ratings – straight trucks rated at 66,000 lbs. GVWR or higher and tractors rated at 125,000 lbs.

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