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  • reveal how other drivers saved money or lost money (as examples to learn from); and

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If it ain’t broke, still fix it

You’ve heard the old axiom: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but don’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s so much more economical to maintain an engine and truck than it is to replace parts because of neglect.

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Pay vs. happiness

... But can “job happiness” really trump pay when it comes to workplace trends – even for positions far less taxing that piloting big rigs down crowded highways and streets?

Well if a new survey conducted on behalf of staffing services firm Spherion is to be believed, that answer is “yes,” though pay and health benefits remain critical piece of “job happiness” calculations.

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Lower Fuel Prices Forecast for 2015

If you have been enjoying the recent drop in fuel prices, expect it to continue into next year, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s latest Short Term Energy Outlook.

Diesel fuel prices, which averaged $3.92 per gallon in 2013, are projected to fall to $3.89 for this year, 4 cents lower than projected in last month's report, and $3.87 in 2015.

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Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing A Health Care Plan

With open enrollment for 2015 starting November 15th of this year, it may be a good time to look at your health insurance and what it means for you and your business. There are five key factors that you will want to consider when choosing a plan.

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No Increase in Ontario Truckers' WSIB Premiums

TORONTO — Good news for Ontario truckers: the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has announced that for a second year in a row, there will be no Premium Rate increases for 2015.

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SmartTruck comes out with new trailer aero system

SmartTruck has come out with a new TopKit fairing system for dry van and reefer trailers, which mounts to the back of the trailer and provides fuel savings of 5.5% according to SmartWay evaluations.

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How would you feel appreciated during Truck Driver Appreciation Week, trucker?

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Average Diesel Cost Falls to Lowest Price in More Than a Year

There seems to be no letting up when it comes to recent declines in the average price of on-highway diesel, with it hitting its lowest level since July 2013.

It has fallen for the eighth consecutive week, according to the U.S. Energy Department, down 1.4 cents from a week ago, at $3.821 per gallon. The price of the fuel is down 9.9 cents since its last increase at the end of June and is 9.2 cents lower than this time last year.

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The Massive Trucker Shortage Could Hit Your Wallet Soon

... Pay has also been an issue when it comes to recruitment and retainment. “Drivers, as of last year, were making, based on real dollars, somewhere between 6-8% less than they were in 1990…and working 70 hours a week.” With that said, as demand continues to outpace driver capacity, pay has been going up. “Lately, we are hearing fleets every week increasing pay in the 10% to 15% range,” says Costello.

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Trucker Accessories We Recommend to Help You Save Money

Our experiences have taught which trucker accessories helped us save money on the road. We recommend our picks for Christmas gifts or any time.

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On Falsifying a Log Book Entry as a Professional Truck Driver

What happens when a professional truck driver is caught falsifying his or her log book? Can the repercussions be serious or expensive?

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10 things to see, do and know for the Great American Trucking Show

... Bonus: Park for free, shuttle to the show:

Plenty of truck parking will be available around the show, including Lot E near the Dallas Convention Center. The show will also provide free shuttles — which will be running continuously during show hours — from truck parking lots to the convention center.

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Navistar Offers Fuel-Efficient Transmission Package

Navistar announced that it is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational truck models.

FuelSense adapts its shifts and torque to maximize efficiency based on the load, grade and duty cycle of the truck. Allison’s own tests show that fuel consumption rate was cut by up to 20% depending on duty cycle and application.

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Can putting wax and/or polish on your truck help it be more fuel efficient?

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Diesel Drops to $3.835; Price Lowest in Nine Months

The national average price of retail diesel fuel dipped 0.8 cent to $3.835 a gallon, the lowest level in nine months, the Department of Energy reported Aug. 18.

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