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South Carolina closes 4 rest areas to save money

The locations are on I-95, both northbound and southbound at mile marker 17; on I-85 at mile marker 89; and on I-26 at mile marker 202.

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Truckers urge hours-of-service flexibility

Truckers urge hours-of-service flexibility

Speakers said existing rules are too restrictive and lead to increased fatigue, stress and log book cheating.

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Trade with Canada, Mexico drops 2.9% in November

U.S. surface transportation trade declined both from a year earlier and from October.

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TCA announces best carriers

Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual survey and contest identifying the North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences.

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TCA announces 17 best carriers

Best Fleets to Drive For is an annual survey and contest identifying the North American for-hire trucking companies that provide the best workplace experiences.

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Bose introduces heavy-duty suspension seat

Bose introduces heavy-duty suspension seat

The Bose Ride system replaces a conventional air ride truck seat with a Bose suspension base and integrated, custom designed seat top.

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GATS adds economic recovery outlook session

The Great American Trucking Show is adding the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference to its lineup of events for August. Presented by the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association, CVOC will assemble leaders from all segments of the trucking industry to share insights on the state of the recovery and what the industry must do to survive and thrive in the fourth quarter and beyond.   “The Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference promises to be a high-level event that will attract even ...

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U.S. truck tonnage increases in December

U.S. truck tonnage as calculated by the American Trucking Associations jumped 6.6 percent in December over the same month in 2008, the first year-over-year increase in 15 months, ATA said Jan. 25. ATA’s seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index increased 2.1 percent in December from November after a 2.6 percent decrease from October to November.

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Swift sued over employee status

Swift sued over employee status

A law firm is seeking class action status in its suit against Swift Transportation and Interstate Equipment Leasing it charges wrongly classified truckers as owner-operators instead of employees. Getman and Sweeny, a New York law firm representing employees in labor disputes, filed the suit Dec. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The suit was filed on behalf of John Doe and Joseph Sheer. Arizona-based Swift owns IEL, which leases ...

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DOT prohibits driver texting immediately

The U.S Department of Transportation Jan. 26 announced it is immediately prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages while operating commercial vehicles. Truck and bus drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750. The DOT action doesn’t prohibit the use of cell phones for purposes other than text messaging. Nineteen states and the District of Columbia already prohibit all drivers from texting behind the ...

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