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Hearing set for CSA 2010

The hearing will be June 23 before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.

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Composite air fittings

The push-to-connect composite air fittings are available in union, tee and elbow configurations and are sized to fit dimensions standard in the trucking industry. The company says the fittings are 24 percent to 33 percent lighter than brass fittings and require no special tools. Phillips Industires, www.phillipsind.com

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Congress eyes employee misclassification

U.S. and state officials have investigated misclassification in recent years, with industries such as trucking and construction drawing more scrutiny.

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Crete wins Owens Corning award

Crete Carrier Corp. has won the Enterprise Carrier of the Year Award from Owens Corning. This is the third consecutive year that the Lincoln, Neb.-based fleet was won the prize, said Crete spokesman Andy Brabec. The carrier shipped more than 16,500 loads of insulation, shingles and building materials for Owens Corning in the past year, Brabec said in a written statement. For details, go to www.cretecarrier.com.

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TransCore: Strong spot market freight in May

With a 216 percent increase year-over-year, this was the strongest volume for May in at least 10 years.

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Louisiana beefs up ban on texting while driving

This law strengthens Louisiana’s 2008 texting ban, which allowed police to ticket drivers caught using their phones only if they were stopped for another offense.

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Louisiana beefs up texting ban

This law strengthens Louisiana’s 2008 texting ban, which allowed law enforcement officials to ticket drivers caught using their phones only if they were pulled over for another offense.

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Truck electricity services expand

Several companies are providing truck electrification services in a market boosted by recent government grants, new or stricter idling laws and trucker demand.

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Fleet volunteers in MS fundraiser

Transport America Inc. volunteered drivers and tractor-trailers for a June 12-13 bicycle race that Minnesota’s National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapter hosts annually. Having helped with the fundraiser for 16 years, the Eagan, Minn.-based fleet supplied 19 rigs for this year’s race, in which more than 3,000 riders competed. Two owner-operators and 14 company drivers transported bikes and supplies from the state’s White Bear Lake to the race’s start in Proctor, Minn., a Transport America spokesman said ...

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Roadwork on 2 Tennessee freeways scheduled

Interstate 65 North and South and lanes on I-24 East and West will be restricted this weekend.

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