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Owner-operator pay to rise, researcher trashes hour studies, Shell selects SuperRigs trucks, groups push for safer trucks and many more industry news items are featured.

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Groups push for safer trucks

ATA and OOIDA called on the federal government to research how standards for crashworthiness for heavy trucks could benefit truckers.

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A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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Traffic deaths plunge

NHTSA projects the 2010 fatality rate will be the lowest recorded since 1949, with 1.09 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

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Group wants stronger underride guards

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has asked federal officials to require greater rear impact protection for commercial trailers

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A long-haul cross-border Mexican trucking program is proposed, Dart buys Fil-More assets, trucking groups back ATA's appeal against the Port of Los Angeles and many other industry news items are featured.

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Agency to consider speed limiter rule in 2012

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will mandate speed limiters on new heavy-duty trucks.

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Survey indicates four-wheeler drivers drive tired often

Forty-one percent of motorists reported having fallen asleep while driving passenger vehicles, according to AAA survey released this month.

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Stiffer truck fuel economy rules urged

A review by scientists showed a potential for more than a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption from heavy-duty vehicles.

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Hearing set for truck fuel economy standard

Two public hearings are scheduled for proposed federal medium- and heavy-duty truck standards.

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