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Mobil Delvac unveils new lineup of heavy-duty oils

Exxon Mobil announced Dec. 1 a new lineup of Mobil Delvac heavy-duty engine oils that meet the specifications of the new generation CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils, which are designed to boost fuel economy and increase oil drain intervals.

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Pilot Flying J sending trucker and family to SEC Championship Game

By winning the contest, Wood receives four tickets to this weekend's game in Atlanta between the Georgia Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers, along with hotel accommodations and round-trip travel.

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2018 Kenworth calendars now available

The wall calendar showcases the company's T680, T880, W900L, T370 and T270 models. The appointment calendar highlights a Kenworth Truck of the Month, which includes a T680, T880 and more.

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Reefer, van rates continue to march skyward, flatbed stays strong

Economic conditions continued to drive spot market rates higher in November, with per-mile rates for van and reefer climbing to multi-year highs, according to data from Truckstop.com. Flatbed rates dipped for the first time since July, according to Truckstop.com, following months of strong gains.

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Indiana wants delay in ELD mandate due to concerns about FMCSA registry

Citing a bevy of concerns, Indiana’s attorney general has filed a request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to delay the Dec. 18, 2017, compliance deadline of the agency’s electronic logging device mandate. , Indiana AG Curtis Hill Jr. says the deadline, now weeks out, “would place undue burdens on drivers and operators,” arguing for “an immediate delay in the implementation of the new requirements.”

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Owner-operator Larry Spiekermeier delivers Capitol Christmas tree after 3,000-mile trek

After a nearly three-week, 3,000-mile journey across the country, owner-operator Larry Spiekermeier of the Billings, Montana-based Whitewood Transport delivered Monday the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Spiekermeier hauled the tree behind a specially decorated Kenworth T680.

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As spot market hummed into Thanksgiving week, higher rates in all three major segments emerged

"These should be happy holidays for the trucking community" when it comes rates, says DAT's Ken Harper, "especially owner-operators. Looking farther out, the prognosis is still good, although there are reports of a slowing economy. We shall see."

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Deck the rigs: Light-adorned tractor-trailers to lead Christmas parades starting Saturday

Lighted truck and tractor parades used to be more common in rural America and helped mark the close of the working year. Today, trucker themed holiday parades continue in a few locations scattered across the Pacific states.

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Fleet offering drivers $15,000 sign-on bonus through December

Eligible drivers can receive $250 for between 7,500 and 9,999 dispatched miles driven in a month or $500 for 10,000-plus dispatched miles.

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Truck stop org aims to educate industry on ways to fight human trafficking

The NATSO Foundation held a private regional coalition meeting in Texas, co-hosted with the Texas Attorney General, the Texas Trucking Association and ConocoPhillips, this week to educate truck stop operators about human trafficking and look for ways to combat the crime.

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