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Daseke acquires three trucking companies valued at more than $300 million

Trucking company Daseke Inc., based in Addison, Texas, has recently announced its acquisition of three trucking firms, according to a news release. Although Daseke did not disclose the amount paid, Reuters calculated the combined revenue of the three companies at $320 million. Daseke, the largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, has acquired […]

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Study suggests NHTSA could communicate recall information more effectively

What good is a recall notification if you never receive it? That was the crux of a Government Accountability Office study that looked into how consumers receive and access vehicle recall information. GAO found that a major issue was a lack of electronic communications to consumers. In a focus group sample of 94 consumers, GAO […]

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New Michigan law intended to curb ‘skimming’ at fuel pumps

A new law in Michigan requires fuel stations to put in place protections intended to prevent payment card “skimming” at fuel pumps. The devices are attached to external fuel pump payment card readers. The small devices, or “skimmers,” are designed to steal and store debit and credit card data. The data can then be retrieved […]

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Wildfires in Southern California close roads as thousands evacuate

Peak wildfire season may be over, but the threat is far from it. The Thomas Fire just north of Santa Paula, Calif., is burning approximately 45,000 acres as of press time, forcing thousands of evacuations and several highway closures. Two separate fires in Los Angeles County also are threatening residents and motorists. According to the […]

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TRACER ALERT: Maroon Kenworth stolen in Miami Beach

A maroon 1999 Kenworth T2000 was reported stolen on Dec. 3 at 167 NE 6th Avenue in Miami Beach, Fla. The truck has “Triple J Freight” on the doors. TRACER lists a Florida license plate of A2329Z and a VIN number of 1XKTDU9X2XJ790029 for the truck. A $500 reward is offered for information leading to […]

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Diesel price roller coaster sends prices slightly down

The average price of a gallon of on-highway diesel went down four-tenths of a cent to $2.922 per gallon for the week ending Monday, Dec. 4. This marks the first decrease after a short-lived increase last week, which was preceded by a one-week decrease. Diesel prices went down in seven of 10 regions in the […]

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Wisconsin Assembly passes bill calling on new truckers to help combat trafficking

The state of Wisconsin could soon be added to the growing list of states across the country to call on professional drivers to help curb human trafficking. The Wisconsin Assembly voted unanimously to advance a bill to the Senate to mandate that prospective truck drivers receive training on trafficking prevention. Specifically, a course would be […]

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Ohio bill could result in reduced cost of insuring certain CDL holders

Talks continue at the Ohio statehouse about a bill that could reduce the cost of insuring young commercial drivers in the state. The House Insurance Committee this fall has heard testimony on three separate occasions for a bill to figure out how to reduce the cost of insuring young commercial drivers. Sponsored by Rep. Niraj […]

Federal, News

Stakeholders state their case during EPA public hearing on glider kits

The Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing on Monday, Dec. 4, regarding emissions requirements for glider kits. Dozens of stakeholders spoke to a panel in Washington, D.C., making arguments for or against a proposed rule to repeal current emissions regulations that include glider kits. In a public hearing where approximately 60 speakers weighed in, […]

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Truckers rally nationwide against ELD mandate

From truck stops to statehouses around the nation, groups of truckers took to the streets to raise awareness with lawmakers and the general public about the negative impacts they foresee from an upcoming electronic logging device mandate. More than 40 locations from California to New York were slated to have events as part of a […]

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