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DOT to consider requiring auto-braking systems

A Department of Transportation agency this week said it has begun work to determine whether it will pursue a federal rule to require new trucks to be equipped with crash avoidance systems that automatically break without driver input.

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DriveCam dual-camera system gets ActiveVision upgrade

Lytx's ActiveVision system introduces to DriveCam the ability to monitor following distance and lane keeping, providing audible and visual in-cab warnings.

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Study: California owner-operators outearn company drivers

Among California truckers, average owner-operator net income exceeds that of company drivers by more than $17,000, according to a study released today.

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Reefer market update: Rates, demand tumble nationally, with some bright spots in local markets

National average reefer rates continued to show declines last week, but outbound rates continue to trend up in key agricultural markets, including Grand Rapids, Mich.; McAllen, Texas; and Nogales, Ariz..

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Heat map: Where rates were hottest last week

The data here shows the average per-mile rate for each state based on verified transactions on Truckstop.com’s loadboard, encompassing van, reefer, flatbed and specialized loads. The rates shown here are averages of the rates paid to carriers from Oct. 5-11.

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Top 10 most intense states for maintenance, brake violations

Texas, California and Virginia top the list -- even with the reported priority drift toward an emphasis on traffic enforcement, violations of the FMCSRs remained dominated by vehicle-related violations.

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UPDATE: All of I-95 in South Carolina reopened

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced at 9 a.m. Monday it has reopened the southbound lanes of I-95 that had been closed since last week due to historic flooding in the state.

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Christmas-decaled Kenworth T680 to deliver Capitol Christmas Tree to D.C.

A specially-decaled Kenworth T680 will embark on a 3,000-plus mile journey this fall, transporting this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree to 10 community celebrations on its way to the tree-lighting event in Washington, D.C.

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Midwest refinery problems lead to 8.5-cent jump in U.S. diesel price last week

Diesel prices jumped significantly this week by 8.5 cents across the U.S., according to a weekly report from the ProMiles' Fuel Surcharge Index.

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Trucking rap sheet: HHG scheme lands $160k fine, leader in CDL test scheme pleads guilty

The Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General recently announced court activity in three trucking-related crime investigations. Here’s a summary of what happened with each:

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