FDA Reveals Final Rule for Hauling Food Safely

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Feb. 5 that it has finalized a rule that will require certain shippers, loaders, carriers by motor or rail vehicle, and receivers involved in transporting human and animal food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of that food.

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Class 8 Truck Market Flat, Medium-Duty Poised for Steady Growth

Class 8 truck orders in February were down 42% year-over-year while medium-duty orders were at the highest level in over a year.

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Tips for Controlling Fuel Costs (Continued)

Fuel management is an area of fleet operations that fleet managers have to keep an eye on constantly. A variety of products and technologies are available to fleet managers that can help control this second-highest fleet cost.

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Tips for Controlling Fuel Costs

Fuel management is an area of fleet operations that fleet managers have to keep an eye on constantly. A variety of products and technologies are available to fleet managers that can help control this second-highest fleet cost.

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UPS to Invest $100 Million in CNG Trucks and Infrastructure

UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks

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Economic Watch: Employment Improves Despite Trucking Losses

Gains in total U.S. employment remain strong, with a new report showing non-farm payrolls increased in February from the month before. A renowned economist said this week the U.S. economic picture is one of the brightest on the world's economic stage.

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Spot Freight Rates Continue Decline Despite More Loads

Despite greater demand for truckload services, national average van, reefer, and flatbed freight spot rates all slipped for the week ending February 27 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

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Economic Watch: New Reports Raise Concerns About a Recession

A glimmer of hope that U.S. manufacturing was starting to rebound at the start of the year may have been quickly been dashed, leading to increasing concerns about the state of the overall economy, while separate reports show consumers don’t feel as good as they did last year, but they are still in the mood for home buying.

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DOE Cuts Clean Cities, Boosts SuperTruck

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposed 2017 budget would sharply cut funding to the Clean Cities program and add new funding to an initiative seeking to improve the fuel efficiency of Class 7 and Class 8 trucks.

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How Much Lower Can Van Rates Go?

February is usually the slowest month for freight, and carriers have been feeling the pinch on the spot market. Things usually start to pick up again around March, which typically leads to a bump in prices. But will rates go lower before then?

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