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More driver deals, acknowledgement for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week kicked off Sunday, Sept. 11, across the U.S., and with it came several deals and acknowledgement for truck drivers at truck stops, industry organizations and more.

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ATRI wants truckers to weigh in on medical certification process

ATRI asks drivers in the survey about information regarding average length of haul, time with a CDL, any chronic conditions diagnosed by a physician or clinic, where the driver obtained his or her medical certificate and more about the medical exam process.

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Audio: OOIDA v. U.S. DOT — arguments delivered in court Tuesday

The electronic logging device mandate got its day in court Tuesday, September 13, in the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. In this audio released via the court's website, you'll hear arguments from OOIDA and the U.S. Department of Transportation that will be familiar to regular readers, with some probing by appeals court justices.

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Florida parking-availability information system deployment getting under way

An information-distribution system to be deployed first on the I-4 and I-95 corridors by the Florida Department of Transportation will aim to distribute parking-availability data to professional drivers in real-time.

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Photos: Volvo introduces SuperTruck concept, averages over 12 mpg

The tractor-trailer concept combination vehicle also boosted fuel efficiency by 70 percent, exceeding its 12 miles per gallon target. While SuperTruck itself will likely never reach production, many of the technologies implemented during the project are already on the highway.

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TMS provider integrates Truckstop.com’s LoadPay

MercuryGate's TMS has integrated Truckstop.com's secure LoadPay payment platform enables 3PLs, brokers and shippers to schedule automated payments to carriers while offering the option of PayMeNow for quick pay.

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Diesel dips another fraction of a penny

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell for the second straight week -- albeit, only slightly -- during the week ending Sept. 12, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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ATA also asks for extension of speed limiter comment period, says rule ‘dramatic departure’ from request

The American Trucking Associations has filed a request with the Department of Transportation asking it to extend the 60-day comment public comment period on the DOT's recent proposal to require speed governors on heavy-duty trucks. The carrier lobbying group joins the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association in making such a request.

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Mailbag: One operator’s ‘hairy’ trip speed-limited at 65, more views on limiter mandate proposal

In response to recent polling, the largest share of reader respondents object to any speed limiter mandate. A larger share of responses considered together, though, favor speed settings well above the speeds the DOT analyzed within the proposed rule's text. More voices on the proposed mandate in this podcast.

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OOIDA: Speed limiter rule comment period too short

The owner-operator trade group says its members need more than the current 60-day comment period to “adequately respond” to regulators proposed rule to require trucks weighing more than 27,000 pounds to use a speed governor that limits truck speeds to an undetermined speed, likely 60, 65 or 68 mph.

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