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FMCSA hearings planned

Hearings will be on on several areas including hours of service, electronic on-board recorders and household movers.

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California refrigerated unit appeal denied

An appeals court has denied the American Trucking Associations’ request for rehearing challenging CARB authority.

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I-435 work to slow traffic

Nighttime pavement recycling operations on I-435 in the Kansas City, Mo., area will reduce traffic to one lane.

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Former Mississippi state troopers indicted

They were indicted on multiple counts of making false statements related to commercial driver’s licenses.

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Owner-operator wins sweepstakes

Owner-operator Randy Young, of Melba, Idaho, won tickets in a sweepstakes to a Tracy Lawrence concert and to a NASCAR race, the Iowa 80 Group Service Centers announced. Young won two backstage passes to Lawrence’s concert scheduled for the July 8 Walcott Truckers Jamboree and two tickets to the July 10 Sprint Cup Series Race in Chicago. Over-the-road drivers could enter the contest with every purchase of a Mobil Delvac oil change at an Iowa 80 truck stop ...

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Rush opens Oklahoma City facility

Rush Enterprises opened a brand-new 115,000-square-foot truck sales and service center.

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Marten Transport raises layover pay

Marten Transport increased its layover pay to drivers $100 per day, the Mondovi, Wis.-based carrier announced. In a recent driver wages survey, the National Transportation Institute rated the carrier as having one of the nation’s best total compensation packages. In the last two years, the carrier has opened new terminals and expanded its regional network, the company said in a written statement. A new terminal is scheduled to open in Phoenix this summer. For details, call (800) 395-3331 ...

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Reverse bid website launches

A reverse bid website bringing together shippers and truckers opened recently, said Kirk Harris, president of Easyloadpro.com.  The website is the first service of its kind, the company says, and is designed to simplify the bid process. Shippers can post the desired price of their shipments, freight content, its location and desired destination on the site. Then carriers can negotiate offers by bidding. Maps and online payment options are available on the website, as well as the Load ...

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Economy expands in May

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 10th consecutive month.

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House passes biodiesel tax incentive extension

The House retroactively extends the biodiesel tax incentive through Dec. 31. Now the Senate takes up the measure.

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