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Flare nut crowfoot wrench set

Snap-on's flare nut crowfoot wrench set includes sizes 12, 13, 14, 17 and 19 millimeters and features thin wall design, 12-point flare configuration and flank drive wrenching system.

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Hours regs debated at opening session

Comments at Jan. 19’s session ranged from a request to keep the existing rules to urging a rewrite.

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Truckers’ toll hike on Bay Area bridges delayed

San Francisco Bay Area bridges officials will vote Jan. 27 on a recommendation to increase tolls, but will implement it for truckers a year later than for four-wheelers. The Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee voted Jan. 13 to recommend to the full Bay Area Toll Authority toll hikes for the state-owned toll bridges it oversees. Except for truckers, drivers will face a $5 base toll increase on July 1 on six of the state-owned bridges: ...

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Minnesota truckers target distracted driving

The Minnesota Trucking Association announced its yearlong effort to provide information and training to its members and their drivers to improve road safety. The “Keep Both Hands on the Wheel” campaign will focus on reducing distracted driving by asking truckers, their employers, contractors and the public to follow safe driving habits. MTA says the campaign -- which will include Web-based programs, training and other print and face-to-face information sharing about the dangers of distracted driving -- is ...

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U.S. diesel price declines

After three weeks of increase, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel dipped this week, falling 0.9 cent to $2.87, according to the Department of Energy. Over the previous three weeks, the U.S. average price had gained 15.3 cents. Prices across the U.S. regions were mixed, as California, the West Coast, the Gulf Coast, the Midwest, Central Atlantic and New England declined in price, while the overall East Coast, Rocky Mountain area and Lower ...

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ATA seeks to identify HOS documents

The American Trucking Associations is seeking clarification of what documents carriers must keep to prove hours-of-service compliance. The effort is part of a lawsuit ATA filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.    What the court calls “supporting documents” are those a carrier must hold for six months that can be used to verify drivers’ HOS records. In 1994, Congress ordered the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop a ...

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U.S. diesel price declines

After three weeks of increases, the national average retail price of a gallon of diesel fell 0.9 cent to $2.87.

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Photography fun

Become a member of The Photographer: Truckers News photo group on Flickr, and you’ll be able to browse through photos from other truckers around the world, as well as share your own. It’s free to join, or you can upgrade to a paid account with more storage space if you so choose.

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ATA seeks to identify HOS documents

The American Trucking Associations is seeking clarification of what documents carriers must keep to prove hours-of-service compliance.

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Minnesota truckers focus on distracted driving

The “Keep Both Hands on the Wheel” campaign will focus on reducing distracted driving.

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