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Rather reports on trucking

Newsman devotes program to trucking June 8 in “Haul or High Water,” riding through five states with a long-haul trucker.

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Hourly driver pay remains rare

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill recommended researching hourly pay’s effect on trucker safety at a recent Senate hearing.

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Twitter-enabled load service starts

Carriers registered with Con-way Multimodal can leverage freight loads through Twitter, Con-way Multimodal announced June 8. Load information is updated every 15 minutes, the third-party carrier service said. Con-way Multimodal arranges services for over-the-road, intermodal, flatbed, heavy haul and specialized transportation for freight shipments. For details, go to www.twitter.com/ConwayTweetLoad.

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Grote starts lighting tour

A tour displaying LED light products for heavy-duty trucks began June 1, Grote Industries announced. The Madison, Ind.-based light maker made its first stop on the Trilliant Technology Tour at a Cincinnati facility and plans visits at several truck stops in more than 80 cities, said Grote spokesman Rick Ashley. The tour is scheduled to head west in the northern United States and Canada this summer and finish in the South by mid-December. The tour’s progress can ...

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Georgia to ban texting while driving

The new Georgia primary law, which is effective July 1, prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving.

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Georgia to ban texting

The new Georgia primary law, which is effective July 1, prohibits drivers of all ages from texting while driving.

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OOIDA to challenge onboard recorder rule

They are contesting rule that carriers with a 10 percent or greater non-compliance with hours regulations will face mandated use of EOBRs.

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OOIDA to challenge recorder rule

They are contesting mandates that motor carriers with a 10 percent or greater occurrence of non-compliance with hours of service regulations will face mandated use of EOBRs for two years.

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Diesel drops 4th week in row

The price declined 3.4 cents to $2.946 in the latest week and has dropped 18.1 cents over the past four weeks.

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Los Angeles port says emissions dropped

Diesel particulate matter emissions in 2009 dropped by 37 percent from 2008 and nitrogen oxide emissions fell 28 percent.

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