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In trucking, costly service interruptions and delays stemming from equipment problems can be reduced with the use of diagnostic repair technology, said fleet maintenance experts and vendors of systems. 

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has extended through Feb. 19 the harvest time proclamation for weight limits and the transportation of grain, fertilizer and manure.

Elon Musk’s lawyer told a jury the Tesla Inc. chief executive officer has been “falsely accused” of defrauding investors and argued that the billionaire is not a “fire-breathing tweeting monster.”

The government said Feb. 3 that employers added a sizzling 517,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate dipped to 3.4%, the lowest level since 1969.

ArcBest experienced a decline in earnings year-over-year on moderate revenue gains during the fourth quarter of 2022, the company reported Feb. 3.

State competitions that determine who advances to the National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships will kick off the first weekend in March. See the 2023 state-by-state schedule. 

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DOT Updates Safety Initiative After First Year

The Department of Transportation over the past year has undertaken a variety of actions related to guidance and rulemakings that officials say will lay the groundwork for reducing the number of fatal crashes on U.S. roadways.

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Amazon Revenue Beats Q4 Estimates, Profits Slump

NEW YORK — Amazon on Feb. 2 reported worse-than-expected profits, but its revenue beat expectations, boosted by sales in North America businesses and the cloud-computing unit AWS.

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Carriers Hoping to See Relief After Years of Insurance Premium Increases

Carriers have weathered years of insurance premium increases and may see slight relief in 2023, but insurance providers continue to face inflation, economic pressures and larger verdicts in both average loss and nuclear verdicts.

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