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Trucking groups fire back at FMCSA over carrier rating rule, say it circumvents Congressional intent

An ad-hoc coalition of trucking organizations issued a letter Monday, April 11, to Acting FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling disputing comments made by FMCSA’s Joe DeLorenzo last week. The groups reiterate their argument that the rule violates federal law, despite FMCSA's claims otherwise.

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Severe-duty Hendrickson suspension available in T880

The Kenworth T880 is now available for order with the Hendrickson Ultimaxx advanced severe-duty rubber suspension.

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Ken Wettlaufer presents ‘South Fork road train’

"Just letting you Aussies know we can move grain in Ontario, Canada," noted Ken Wettlaufer with this video -- in response to a series of GoPro vids from Australian road trains posted in Dashcam Central by Chris Dinsdale.

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Diesel prices resume uptick after brief downward reprieve

After dropping slightly the previous week, diesel prices were back on the rise during the week ending April 11, increasing 1.3 cents according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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FleetUp ELD offers patent-pending fuel-waste analysis

FleetUp is an electronic logging device -- registered with FMCSA per the ELD final rule's new procedure -- offered at a minimum of $35 monthly for service and featuring several ancillary applications.

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Missouri seeking to extend skills test waiver for military veterans

FMCSA says since the issues in the request could be applicable in all states, it is seeking public comment on whether the exemption, if granted, should cover all state licensing agencies.

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2015 income: Owner-ops break $60K for first time, adding miles as slow-freight pressures mount

For the first in the 13 years ATBS has been tracking income data, owner-operator clients broke $60,000 in net income in 2015. The 2015 $61,167 income figure is computed as an average among all segments.

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CVSA’s annual Roadcheck inspection spree to focus on tire safety

Inspectors will be measuring tire tread depth, checking tire pressure, checking to make sure no items are lodged between dual tires and examining the overall condition of the tires to ensure no deep cuts or bulges exist in the sidewalls.

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Market will likely require owner-operators to adhere to new food safety standards despite exemption

Most, if not all, owner-operators will be exempt from the FDA's new sanitation rules for food haulers, but shippers and brokers likely won't hire carriers who aren't in compliance with the new rule.

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Blue DEF parent company purchases DEF company Victory Blue

The purchase includes seven production facilities throughout the U.S., and makes Old World the largest DEF marketer in North America, the company says.

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