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DOT to give truck size and weight increase update on May 6

The Federal Highway Administration will be holding an open-to-the-public webinar May 6 to provide an update on the MAP-21 required study on truck size and weight limits, the agency announced April 15 in the Federal Register.

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Will Old Dominion's freight rate increase also increase their truckers' pay?

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Average Diesel Cost Falls for Fifth Straight Week

The average price of diesel has moved lower for the fifth straight week and is at it lowest level in just over two months, but gasoline has posted its 10th consecutive hike.

A new U.S. Energy Department report shows a drop of 0.7 cent for diesel from last week to $3.952 per gallon. Over the past four-weeks it is down 7 cents but is one cent higher than the same time a year ago.

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Railroad Crossing Accident Prevention for Semi Tractor Trailers

Drivers of semi tractor trailers can prevent being involved in a railroad crossing accident. Here's how...

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Things only humans can do

Are there things only humans can do? An April 12, 2014 article on AutoEvolution.com entitled Toyota Replacing Some Factory Robots With Humans To Increase

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Omnitracs to release real-time MPG, tire alerts on MCP platform

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced the upcoming availability of MPG performance information on the its Mobile Computing Platform 110 (MCP110) and 200 (MCP200) user interface. With this enhancement, MPG performance feedback will be delivered directly to the driver via the in-cab unit.

“Fuel consumption is a top expense for fleets. With this in mind, we worked to improve our existing platform and bring valuable MPG performance information to drivers in real-time,” said Vikas Jain, vice president of product management and general manager of software as a service at Omnitracs. “By empowering drivers with access to the right information at the right time, they will be able to make positive performance changes and see the resulting impact on their MPG performance in real-time, ultimately contributing to fleet-wide fuel savings.”

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Would you as a trucker favor glow-in-the-dark roads instead of streetlights?

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Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away

... "Diesel is a better energy agent to propel heavy loads over up-and-down terrain," [Daimler Trucks North America CEO Martin] Daum said. "Natural gas is the cheaper fuel at the moment. It seems at the moment the balance is more for certain applications, heavy loads, long distances, is going to diesel."

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Items Thrown From Overpasses Smash Windshields and Hurt Truckers

Be alert to the places where items have been thrown from overpasses which result in damaged vehicles and hurt drivers. Help us keep our list up-to-date....

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Maintain a Safe Following Distance Behind Other Vehicles, Trucker

An unexpected stop by drivers of vehicles in front of truckers can lead to accidents if you don't maintain a safe following distance. Read our tips...

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coolant problem

I have a 2003 Volvo day and problem is coolant is blowing out of the left cap on coolant tank the engine doesn't over heat there is no sign of coolant

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Sleeping co-trucker injured in crash near Willamette Pass

A big rig hit a guardrail and overturned near Willamette Pass Ski area, seriously injuring the co-trucker as he slept in the sleeper berth.

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The crash happened as trucker Teodor Margineanu, 64, of Portland drove westbound on Highway 58 just after 1 a.m.

The truck failed to negotiate a righthand curve, instead crossing the eastbound lane and colliding with a guardrail, police said.

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Truck driver fell asleep before crash, police say

A truck driver who allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel of his truck that then rolled, blocking three lanes, told officers, "bro, I'm awake", police say.

It was one of a series of crashes on slick Waikato roads this morning that have seen one person seriously hurt. Police are warning motorists to stay alert and drive to the conditions.

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New Tolling System at Ambassador Bridge for Canadian Bound Rigs

The Ambassador Bridge is implementing its non-stop tolling system, known as APASS, for all commercial traffic going into Canada, according to the Ontario Trucking Association.

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This technology is currently being used for all commercial traffic heading into the United States from Canada. This will eliminate any stopping of commercial vehicles to pay toll and continue to allow the Ambassador Bridge to be more efficient, according to bridge officials.

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New Jersey bill reintroduced to reclassify truckers

An attempt to classify drayage truck operators and parcel drivers as company employees has again reared its head at the New Jersey statehouse. Specifically, the bill would deem port truckers, including owner-operators going onto a port, to be employees unless they can satisfy a three-part test.

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed an identical bill last fall, citing harm it could do for any trucking business using independent contractors. In a veto message, the governor said “the approach taken in this bill is overreaching and has the potential to cause severe and significant economic harms to New Jersey’s trucking industry.”

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Dreams don't match

A woman asked what she should do about going to trucking school and becoming part of a husband and wife team with her future husband when their dreams

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Once Con-way starts saving money with trailer skirts, will they increase their truckers' pay?

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Preparing Your Truck For Summer Driving

... During the winter of 2014 parts of the country have seen temperatures below -40 and those same areas likely will see summer temperatures above +100. That is a temperature swing of 140 degrees and while that doesn’t happen in one day, we do expect our trucks to operate and be profitable through all these temperature changes.

With proper planning and maintenance they will do just that and April and May are the perfect time to prepare your truck for hot weather. Below are the areas I pay particular attention to in preparing for summer driving in addition to my regular lube, oil and filter changes.

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[IrishTrucker.com] MAN to give away six trucks

The Commercial Vehicle Show will offer six hauliers the chance to win a Euro 6 truck for six months from MAN trucks.

On the final day of the show, May 1st, six operators will be selected at random and will win the truck of their choice from a TGS or TGX tractor, a TGM at 18 or 26 tonnes, or a TGL at 7.5 or 12 tonnes.

Each vehicle will be supplied with a package totalling £10,000, to include six months' repair and maintenance cover, road tax, tyres, MAN Fleet Management and driver training.

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‘Value-added’ tolls: A better deal for trucking?

Is there an Interstate tolling solution that the trucking industry might accept, or at least be willing to consider seriously? Given the trillion-dollar backlog of essential maintenance and modernization projects on the nation’s federal highway system (and the unwillingness of Congress to increase fuel taxes), the Reason Foundation has outlined “a new way forward” in the debate, the free-market think tank contends. But a trucking-led anti-toll group argues the plan takes highway funding in the wrong direction.

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Diesel Cost Expected to Average $3.87 This Summer

Diesel and gasoline prices are expected be slightly less this summer than during the same time last year, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook.

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Oakland man faces 6 months for trucking aluminum cans from Washington to California

An Oakland man faces a 6-month jail sentence for his role in an interstate trucking scheme that saw hucksters bleed more than $300,000 from California’s recycling fund.

Mario Morales Nolasco and his gang of accomplices loaded a total of 1,800 pounds of empty aluminum cans into trucks in Washington — which has no CRV program for beverage containers — and redeemed them in California, said spokesman Mark Oldfield of CalRecycle, the state’s waste management agency.

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Medical emergency call leads to cocaine charges for truck driver

A truck driver ... was driving his semitrailer ... when he had trouble breathing, according to Indiana State Police.

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A trooper completed an inspection of the driver and semitrailer. Turner was placed out of service for being under the influence, possession of drugs, paraphernalia, log book violations and several equipment violations, police said.

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Government of Canada acts to raise trucker rates at Port Metro Vancouver

VANCOUVER, B.C.-- The Government of Canada has brought in new regulations to increase the rates paid to truckers at Port Metro Vancouver, "delivering on its commitment to support the resumption of full operations at the port", said a government release this afternoon.

Port Metro Vancouver is Canada's largest port. In 2013, the port handled a record 135 million tonnes of cargo, an overall increase of nine per cent over 2012.

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Great Dane recalling 1,000 flatbeds, International recalling 124 ProStars

Great Dane is recalling more than 1,000 2013-2015 flatbed trailers for potentially faulty brackets used to store J-hook cargo restraint plates, and Navistar is recalling 124 2014 International ProStar tractors built with rear axle shafts that are too short.

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