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Study: Crash Data Flawed 
Safety regulators do not have a foolproof path to follow for quickly assessing fault in crashes and then using those judgments to predict future risk among trucking companies, according to a study released last week by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Fleet Failures at Record Low as Rates Rise, Fuel Declines 
Fleet failures plummeted to an all-time low in the fourth quarter as higher rates and lower fuel prices pumped cash into the fleets that were in danger of failing, a new report said.

Diesel Average Falls Below $3 for First Time Since Sept. 2010 
For the first time since September 2010, the national retail average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is below $3 a gallon, which means trucking executives are both spending less money and pulling in less revenue as fuel surcharge receipts dwindle.





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Diesel Drops 6.7¢ to $2.866 a Gallon
Diesel’s average pump price fell 6.7 cents to $2.866 a gallon, continuing its seven-month downward trend, the Department of Energy reported.

FedEx Delivers Lombardi Trophy for Super Bowl XLIX
FedEx Corp. played an important role in the preparations for Super Bowl XLIX by delivering a key piece of hardware — the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

West Coast Negotiators Reach Chassis Deal
West Coast port contract negotiators have reached an agreement on how to handle chassis-related issues, raising hopes for a tentative contract agreement.


FUEL PRICES - WEEK OF JAN. 26
$2.866
$2.044
6.7¢
2.2¢


 
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