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A government watchdog has issued a searing review of some of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s most critical information technology systems used to monitor the safety of motor carriers.

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 1.6 cents to $2.507 as crude prices inched up toward $47 a barrel after Saudi Arabia said it would make additional cuts in its own production.

North American Class 8 production reached a 19-month high in June after stronger orders earlier this year, according to ACT Research Co.

New Classes 7-8 tractors sold on or after Aug. 1 must be equipped with electronic stability control, which means that more fleets will need a greater understanding of the technology.

Cummins Inc. recently endorsed two fuel additives, marking the first time the diesel engine maker has taken such a step.

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Shomotion truck with Mars rover replica trailer

Motorists on Interstate 95 might be doing a double-take this summer as they share the road with a tractor-trailer hauling a highly unusual piece of cargo — a 5,500-pound Mars rover replica.

Werner Enterprises CEO Derek Leathers discusses trucking's shifting business climate with TT's Daniel Bearth, part of our July 12 LiveOnWeb program on the 2017 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings.

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Old habits die hard, as well as negative perceptions. Such is the case with unfavorable views of retread tires. But many fleets are choosing retreads over new tires due to improvements in product quality combined with cost savings.

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IMF Sees US Fading as Global Growth Engine

The world is leaning less on its biggest economy to sustain the global recovery, according to the International Monetary Fund.

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