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Special Report: Health reform 101

Industry sifts through the 2,600-page landmark health care and insurance reform bill.

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Editor talks about truck driving risks

Truckers News Editor Randy Grider talked about the risks of truck driving for FoxBusiness.com “Risky Businesses” segment.

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Trucking jobs up in April, down in March

Payroll employment for the industry was 3,200 lower than what the government reported last month for March.

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Bridgestone to raise more prices

Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions will increase prices on its Firestone and Dayton brand, truck and bus radial tires up to 6 percent June 1 in the United States. Bandag retread material prices increased up to 6 percent May 1.

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Report: Trucker in van crash talking on cell phone

The Kentucky state police report says another truck driver estimated the driver was traveling at 80 mph.

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Trailer orders surge in March

Commercial trailer net orders have posted year-over year growth for six consecutive months.

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Trailer orders surge 165% in March

Commercial trailer net orders have posted year-over year growth for six consecutive months.

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Merits of port truck programs debated

Southern California port Clean Truck Programs were discussed at a Congressional hearing as to whether trucking law should be changed.

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Wisconsin to ban texting

Now half of the states prohibit texting while behind the wheel in some form.

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Engine oil drain valve

The Fumoto Valve is a quick-release brass ball valve that replaces a standard crankcase oil drain plug. By installing the valve, the company says, engine oil can drain without the use of tools and without a mess. The valve requires one to lift the lever from its locked position and give it a quarter turn to open. www.fumotousa.com,  (425) 869-7771

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