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Sentences handed down to two trucking co. embezzlers

Courts handed down sentences in two separate but similar cases recently in which employees for two different trucking companies embezzled money from their companies.

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‘Mike’s Law': National ‘business carry’ draft language and reader reaction

The Small Business in Transportation Coalition's petition to Congress for a federal 'business carry' program for interstate drivers had garnered 1,423 signatures as of this morning, and SBTC had drafted text of potential "enabling legislation" and filed it with Congressional representatives.

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Photos, tweets: Chrome Shop Mafia’s Guilty by Association truck show

Overdrive blogger Wendy Parker is on hand in Joplin, Mo., for this year's 4 States Trucks/Chrome Shop Mafia Guilty by Association truck show, and she's been tweeting truck photos and coverage from the event all day. Here are some highlights.

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Former Pilot Flying J president targeted by prosecutors in fuel rebate scam, report says

Federal authorities are investigating former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood over his potential involvement in the fuel rebate withholding case that has rocked the company the last year and a half, according to a local news report.

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Mack to continue sponsorship of ATA’s Share the Road program

Mack Trucks announced Sept. 25 it would continue its sponsorship of the American Trucking Associations’ Share the Road program, marking the 13th consecutive year the truck and engine maker has sponsored the safety education program.

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Report: Higher driver pay, more expensive equipment drive up trucking costs

The average cost per mile for fleets rose 5 cents a mile in 2013 to $1.68. Retention and recruiting efforts by fleets to mitigate a perceived driver shortage, including wage increases for drivers, are what drove “labor costs” higher.

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Navistar makes Tremec 10-speed transmission available for International ProStar

Navistar announced this week it will offer the Tremec 10-speed manual transmission in its International ProStar models equipped with the company’s 13-liter engine.

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Peterbilt equipping 579, 567 models with anti-theft system

Peterbilt announced Sept. 23 it is offering a new anti-theft system for its Models 579 and 567 equipped with the Paccar MX-13.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Out from behind the camera: Big Rig Videos’ Chris Fiffie

Florida-based videographer and former truck driver Chris Fiffie has been turning heads over the past year with his vid series of Rolling CB Interviews with owner-operators.

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Goodyear looking for Highway Hero nominees

Goodyear announced this week that it is accepting nominations for its 32nd North American Highway Hero Award until Nov. 29.

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